2006-08-03

Comedy with serious side



Theatricum Botanicum offers food for thought with the West Coast premiere of “Omnium Gatherum,” a play that was the hit of the 2003 Humana Festival and a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. In this impassioned but comical work, the perfect hostess gives the perfect dinner party, a feast of food and argument where eight people from different walks of […]

Darling Detached Townhome



This darling detached townhome with 3-bedrooms and 2.5-bathrooms is highlighted with mountain views and backs to a greenbelt and has nearly 1,500 square feet. The cul-de-sac location is ideal and is in a gated community complete with a community pool, spa and basketball court. The home has a formal dining and living room with a corner fireplace and a slider […]

Former Westlake prosecutor used fraud to buy home



Julie Marie Sergojan, a 50year-old former Westlake Village resident who once was a Los Angeles County prosecutor, pleaded guilty to six felony charges including multiple counts of grand theft, identity theft and forgerythe Ventura County district attorney’s office said. Beginning in 2002, Sergojan concocted a series of frauds that allowed her to purchase a $500,000 home in Westlake Village. While […]

Teen video festival winners announced



The winners of the 2006 Conejo Teen Video Festival were announced on June 28 at a ceremony at the Scherr Forum Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The winning videos were screened at the event. Kellen Moore won both best music video category and best technical achievement for “One Word.” The winner in the most original category was Tyler Holtman, “The […]

Last chance for YMCA programs



There is still time to sign up for summer swim lessons for all ages and skill levels at the Triunfo YMCA. Group, semiprivate and private lessons are offered. Classes will take place at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. “Our instructors and lifeguards are fully certified and trained so you know your child will be learning from […]

Toastmasters honors clergy



The Rev. Wayne Sebera has been appointed Area A-10 governor for District 52 International Toastmasters. He is co-founder and co-pastor of the Calabasas Center of Dynamic Living. Spirit Speaks Toastmasters also announced that the Revs. Andrea Sebera and John C. Lusk have both been elevated to the rank of Advanced Toastmaster Bronze. Sebera has also earned the Competent Leader award.

American Music Festival coming to Skirball Center



Skirball Cultural Center will present the American Music Festival from 2 to 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 6 at the Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. The event will feature four live performances and a lineup of family activities all designed to celebrate the cultural and historical diversity of North American music. Showcasing musicians playing Appalachian, country/rock/bluegrass, rhythm and blues, […]

Troop’s Adopt’-A-School’ Golf Tourney Raises $105,000 For East County Schools



East Ventura County public school children will have a step up on technology tools when the new school year begins thanks again to Troop Real Estate Inc.’s recent sixth annual “Adopt-A-School” golf tournament which raised a record $105,000 for area schools, said Gregg Bruno, tournament chairman. Nearly 150 golfers participated in Troop’s charity golf tourney at Lost Canyons Golf Club […]

The great fluoride debate

Tastes great, less fillings, advocates say

Ed Flanagan was shocked to learn that fluoride, a common toothpaste additive that is believed to protect teeth from decay, will soon be added to tap water throughout Southern California. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and its board of directors voted in favor of fluoridating tap water by 2007. Flanagan is among those who share the longstanding belief […]

Internet a dangerous place for kids



Keeping up with your children can be a challenge in an Internet world. Those technologies that help people connect, such as Web surfing, online chatting, instant messaging, blogging and more, may expose your children to inappropriate content or people who might want to take advantage of them. But parents don’t have to unplug the computer or be Internet gurus to […]