2006-10-19

Las Virgenes District reevaluates school safety procedures

Worried about 'copycat' crimes

Are our children safe in school? In light of the recent violence in schools across the nation, the Las Virgenes Unified School District last week put the issue of student safety back under the microscope. “Anytime there’s a shooting on a campus, we get calls,” said Donald Zimring, deputy superintendent. Most often, frightened parents request police surveillance, metal detectors, or […]

Drive up and give blood



LIFE LINE-Neftin Westlake Volvo owner Howie Neftin practices what he preaches as he becomes a donor of blood for Childrens Hospital during a blood drive at the Volvo showroom last week. Agoura Hills resident Cyndi Ryan, left, watches nurse Anita Ramas apply a bandage to Neftin’s arm. The drive collected 108 units of blood, which will supply blood for 324 […]

Dance school will provide scholarships



Dance Trends School of Dance and Music will be granting $26,000 in dance company scholarships for the 2006-07 school year. Dance Trends will be giving back to the community for its support during the years. The school is also celebrating its 18th year of serving the community as well as the recent expansion and addition of company classes and competition […]

‘Where can I serve?’



DONATING SKILLS-Tim Harmon of Thousand Oaks and Mary Knowd of Westlake Village discuss volunteer activities at the St. Jude’s Catholic Community’s Time and Talent Fair. The Westlake Village church has more than 60 different community benefit programs for congregants to join. For more information, call (818) 559-1279, ext. 214.

Art exhibit at Indian Culture Center



The National Park Service will present a fine art exhibit featuring watercolor, charcoal and pencil drawings by Sam S. Banagas at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center weekends only from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sun., Oct. 29. The program is free to the public. The center is at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa, Newbury Park. Banagas is a mineral […]

Ruth Rose



Ruth Rose has been congratulated by owner/broker Marty Williams of White House Properties for being the Westlake Village office “Top Producer” for the months of June, July and August. Ruth is a leading member of the prestigious Ambassador Club, which represents the top 10 percent of all agents company wide. Active in real estate for over 25 years, Ruth gives […]

Incumbent Callero seeks return to Triunfo



For the past 20 years, Norma Callero of Thousand Oaks has served on the board of the Triunfo Sanitation District. She hopes that on Nov. 7 voters will give her a sixth term. “I have enjoyed working with Triunfo Sanitation,” said Callero, who is the chair of the fivemember board. “We are from all over the county, we have different […]

CPR course coming to Thousand Oaks



Reservations are being accepted for a cardiopulmonary (CPR) certification course hosted by Conejo Valley Mothers of Multiples. The course is open to the public. The class will start at 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 1 at the Boys & Girls Club at Los Cerritos Middle School, 1980 Avenida de Los Flores, Thousand Oaks. Reservations are required. The fee is $55 paid […]

Young Chavez to speak at CLU



California Lutheran University will host the Cesar Chavez Legacy in Action at 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 25 in the PreusBrandt Forum on CLU’s main campus. Christine Chavez, granddaughter of the labor activist, will speak. Christine Chavez has made a lifetime commitment to public service by carrying on her grandfather’s legacy. For more information, contact the media relations office at (805) […]

Rabbi to teach Bible study



The Conejo Jewish Academy sponsors a Wednesday afternoon study group from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The group will study “The 13 Attributes of Mercy” beginning Oct. 25. There is no fee to attend and a dairy lunch will follow the class. Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo, […]


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