Agoura vineyard ready for first harvest

When one thinks of California vineyards, those in Napa or Sonoma come to mind first. Very few people think of Southern California as a place where grapes are grown and wine is made. Surprisingly, the local area is home to several vineyards, Mailbu especially. Rural Agoura even has a vineyard. “We bought some property out here in Agoura that had […]

Convention to provide information on cancer

The Cancer Control Society, a nonprofit educational organization, will sponsor the 34th annual Cancer Convention from Sat. to Mon., Sept. 2 to 4 (Labor Day weekend) at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Terrace Pkwy., Universal City. The event will provide attendees with the latest information on the prevention and control of cancer through nutrition, tests and nontoxic alternative therapies. […]

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Oil companies continue to post record profits while consumers get hosed at the pumps. Politicians spend millions of dollars on losing campaigns, yet underprivileged children go to bed with their stomachs grumbling. And recycling still seems like a foreign concept to far too many people. But you know what, this week I’m putting all the things that bother me on […]

Local principal attends Harvard seminar

Ellen Howard, principal of New Community Jewish High School, recently returned from attending the “Leadership: An Evolving Vision” seminar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Principals’ Center. The AVI CHAI Foundation, a New York-based private foundation dedicated to promoting Jewish commitment, sponsored Howard and 10 other eligible day school principals from around the country to attend the seminar to […]

High electric bill, low patience

With the recent heat wave, many Southern California Edison customers received record high electric bills in July. After receiving a $700 bill, we implemented some dramatic conservation measures in an attempt to reduce our monthly electrical cost. When we received our July-August electric bill we had reduced our daily electrical usage 6 percent from the same period last year. However, […]

Centex Homes: Affordability Days Are Here

Striving to offer families more for their money, Centex Homes introduces Affordability Days, offering loan packages with interest rates as low as 0.875 percent to increase buying power and substantially lower monthly payments. Now families can get even more new home value from many Centex Homes communities in Southern California and the Central Coast. For a complete listing of participating […]

Spotlight the Arts fall event at Sagebrush

Spotlight the Arts, a nonprofit organization trying to raise funds and awareness for the construction of a new community theater in Calabasas, will host a family barn dance and barbecue from 5 to 11 p.m. Sat., Sept. 16 at Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road in Old Town Calabasas. Admission is $15 children under 12, $45 for students ages 12 […]

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THURS., AUG. 31 Toastmasters’ Contest Simi Valley Toastmasters Club hosts annual “Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest” at 7:30 p.m. at Sunrise Senior Living facility, 5300 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Guests interested in public speaking welcome. (805) 5778348 FRI., SEPT. 1 Bebop Concert Ronny & the Classics will bring the bebop music of the ’50s and ’60s to the stage […]

OCHS guard Clark commits to Purdue

Michelle Clark, a shooting guard on the Oaks Christian girls’ basketball team, has made a verbal commitment to Purdue University. Clark has helped lead the Lions to two Division IVA CIFSS final appearances in the past two years. She ranked third for threepoint shots last year in the Southern Section. Purdue is located in West Lafayette, Ind.

Hurricane victims thank Calvary Church for support

Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village welcomed visitors from Biloxi, Miss. last weekend, Sat. and Sun., Aug. 26 and 27. The guests attended services to thank the congregation for all the support provided since the Hurricane Katrina disaster. The Calvary congregation gave more than $200,000 in donations and made 18 trips by church members on behalf of helping hurricane victims. […]