Candle lighting ceremony coming in December

Families worldwide will celebrate

Held annually on the second Sunday in December, the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe as they light candles for one hour to honor and remember children who’ve died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time on Dec. 10 this year, thousands of people will commemorate […]

Professor to give commencement address

Sarah Ann Wider, PhD, professor of English and Women’s Studies at New York’s Colgate University and the president of the Emerson Society, will give the commencement address for the Soka University of America class of 2006 at 2 p.m. Wed., Dec. 13 at the campus, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy. Wider, an authority on Ralph Waldo Emerson, has written extensively on […]

New program targets special needs kids

Five local women want to help families with special needs children bond and share the same close relationships that other parents and children do. “It’s much harder for a parent and a special needs child to connect in that way,” said Mindy Newhouse, a licensed and certified speech language pathologist in private practice in Thousand Oaks. Newhouse, a Newbury Park […]

Teachers get second-class treatment

Teacher representatives from all 14 schools within our district stormed out of the last school board meeting. Negotiations for teacher salary and welfare benefits have reached an impasse, so the teacher reps delivered nearly 400 handwritten messages from the certificated employees expressing their deep concern that Las Virgenes teachers are the lowest-paid teachers in the area. The board president, Cindy […]

Kim Gill

Kim Gill won the award for Top Producer for August 2006, from Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office. An award-winning real estate professional for over a decade, Gill sells Southern California’s finest real estate. She has had a successful career, as is evidenced by her numerous honors and accolades for superior production for the company. Having earned Prudential’s Chairman’s […]