Plant sale, craftsman coming to national park

A series of special events will be presented Sat. and Sun., June 10 and 11 at the Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa site, a unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, off Via Goleta from Lynn Road in Newbury Park. From 8 a.m. to noon Sat., June 10, the Santa Monica Mountains Fund will sponsor the second Native Plant Fair […]

Los Robles names new board member

Ross Goldberg, founder and president of Kevin/Ross Public Relations, was recently elected to the board of trustees of Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, Thousand Oaks. He will serve the remaining two years of a threeyear term held by Brian McNamee, senior vice president of human resources at Amgen. McNamee resigned due to an increase in professional commitments. “We are […]

Las Virgenes schools contact information

District Office Switchboard: (818) 880-4000 Administration Dr. Sandra Smyser, Superintendent: (818) 878-5225 Dr. Donald Zimring, Deputy Superintendent: 878-5203 Joseph Nardo, Assistant Superintendent-Education: 878-5218 Dr. Stephen Hanke, Assistant Superintendent Personnel: 8785212 Ann Eklund, Director, Elementary Education: 878-5219 Jim Nielsen, Director, Secondary Education: 878-5220 Mary Schillinger, Director, Pupil Services: 878-5216

Chabad to celebrate Ten Commandments

The Shavuot holiday celebrates the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Torah (Bible) to the Jewish nation 3,318 years ago. Members of the Jewish community are invited to the “Conejo Mt. Sinai Experience” tomorrow, Fri., June 2, at the Chabad Centers. All ages are welcome. The Ten Commandments will be read at 10 a.m. Fri., June 2. Children will […]

Musical will open in Simi Valley

Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi will present its Ventura County premiere of the Tony award-winning musical comedy “Urinetown” from June 3 through 9 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. in Simi Valley. For more information about “Urinetown,” visit the website www.urinetown.com. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, and $14 for children […]

Breathtaking Views

This cul-de-sac house with circular driveway has breathtaking views and infinity pool and spa. There are cherry hardwood floors, Milgard windows and doors, three fireplaces and a dream kitchen. For more information on this property listed at $1,599,000, call Shelley Cole and Monika Hummer at (818) 991-9191.

Overnight camp turns spotlight on Uganda’s young casualties

Students and their families took a novel approach to help end the 20-year war in northern Uganda, where many young children are kidnapped and forced to fight with the rebel army. These exploited youth are called “invisible children” because their tragic circumstances have been largely ignored for more than two decades. Students at Agoura High School and Oaks Christian High […]

New hypnosis programs offered

Dr. Ron Soderquist, a longtime Conejo Valley marriage counselor and medical hypnotist, now offers two hypnosis programs first developed in England. The first one, for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients,was a surprise to the medical community. The hypnosis program began because doctors in Birmingham, England were frustrated with their success rate with IBS patients.In desperation they engaged a local psychologist […]

High achieving students saluted at Westlake High

To celebrate and encourage student achievement, Westlake High School recently hosted “Recognition Rallies” just before spring break. Following the rallies, students who earned awards for outstanding academic performance were treated to a barbecue lunch. For the first time, students in all grades at the school were eligible for academic awards. In a cooperative effort between the school and the Parent […]

Senior will be called to Torah for second bar mitzvah

According to the Psalmist, a man’s life is “three score and 10 years, or by reason of strength four score years.” From this perspective, 70 years is considered a full lifetime. When one is blessed with another 13 years, arriving at age 83, there is a tradition celebrating a person’s second bar mitzvah. Temple Beth Haverim will honor Jack Stein, […]