2006-09-07

Local students receive nursing scholarships



Sheila Askarnia of Oak Park and Mara Weingarten of Calabasas have each received a Kaiser Permanente scholarship for the one-year accelerated nursing program at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. The hospital and college have partnered together to attract quality nurses and ease a staffing shortage. Kaiser recently gave the college $850,000 to implement a student loan repayment program, […]

B’nai B’rith to honor firefighters



In recognition of the efforts of local fire departments in protecting homes during last year’s wildfires, the Haverim B’nai B’rith unit will present a plaque in recognition of firefighters’ service to the community. The presentation will be made during the unit’s 7:30 p.m. meeting on Mon., Sept. 18 at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks. Haverim B’nai B’rith is active in […]

New voices needed



The San Fernando Valley Male Chorus kicks off the 2006-07 concert season with its first rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 11 at Community of Christ Church, 6610 Shoup Ave. Canoga Park (halfblock north of Victory Boulevard.) New male singers are invited. Previous choral experience is not a prerequisite. For more information, call (818) 783-2733 or send an e-mail to […]

Joanne Nelson



Top Listing agent honors for May went to Joanne Nelson at Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office. She also received the Top Listing agent award in February. Nelson is consistently a high achiever for the company, and has won many accolades at the national level including the Gibraltar Circle, where she is one of the top 20 agents recognized […]

Local recycling numbers come in high



The cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu and Westlake Village have succeeded over the past year in collecting and recycling thousands of pounds of hazardous household materials. According to Calabasas officials, used oil and discarded water-based paint, car batteries, antifreeze and oil filters have been rooted out of homes and garages and sent off to be recycled. Weekly […]

Conejo Democrats plan events



The Media Group of the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley is pleased to announce the broadcast of their premiere cable program, “Eye on the Issues.” The 37th Assembly District candidate Ferial Masry was the first guest on this new political talk show produced by Sue Gunther, directed by Jody Avery-Smith and written and hosted by Constance Starkey. The panelists […]

Pancake breakfast a flippin’ good time



SCHOOL SPIRIT-From left, cheerleaders Erin Walker and Sara Veliz are served by cook Michael Chan at last weekend’s Oak Park High School pancake breakfast at the school’s football stadium. Leo Henggeler prepares to pour the batter. The players took part in a pre-season scrimmage and the cheerleaders hosted a car wash to raise funds for the team and its cheer […]

Computer classes offered at adult school



The Canoga Park Community Adult School will offer low-cost classes in Photoshop and Flash for the fall term. Taught by Connie Schurr, the classes are on Mac computers and use demonstrations, handouts and one-on-one tutoring. Photoshop class begins Sept. 11. The school is at 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. For more information or registration, call (818) 348-5260.

Church of Epiphany recital series ends



The Music Guild at The Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) in Oak Park celebrated the completion of its debut season, which featured recitals and concerts with professional guest musicians and musical evening services. The Aug. 26 celebration, attended by founding supporters of the Epiphany Music Guild, included an intimate musical presentation as well as a sneak peak of the upcoming […]

A funny play happened on the way to the theater



The Conejo Players’ production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” opens with two characters invoking the favor of the ancient Roman deities and appealing to Thespis, the Greek actor who created tragedy (and also the word thespian). The dramatic gods did indeed smile upon this stylish, fast paced farce. There’s no great message in this […]


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