Holiday party open to people of all faiths

The Ventura County Fellowship of Reconciliation is hosting a potluck holiday party at 6 p.m. Wed., Dec. 13 at the home of Gordon Clint and Barbara Leighton in Newbury Park. Guests are invited to bring food typical of their cultural or religious heritage. The party is open to people of all faiths and all ages. The fellowship is committed to […]

‘Color of the Cross’ puts new face on gospel story

“Color of the Cross,” the first feature film depiction of Jesus Christ as a black man, will debut in Ventura County at 7 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 9, with a second show at 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10 at Saint Paul Baptist Church, 1777 Statham Blvd. in Oxnard. The screenings are hosted by the Ventura County Alumnae chapter of Delta […]

This Home Has An Open Floorplan With Upgraded Stone Flooring

This 4-bed, 31/2-bath home was built in 1992, and is approximately 2,382 square feet. It has an open floorplan with upgraded stone flooring and neutral carpeting. There is a living room with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace and formal dining area. The kitchen has a family eating area and adjoins the family room. There are custom builtins in the family room. […]

Program names new president

Dianne McKay was named president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes following the resignation of June Aiello in October. A graduate of the Conejo school system, McKay’s involvement in the community includes local PTAs, school site councils, and various advisory committees and commissions. She also received the Gold Award in 2005, Outstanding Citizen from the […]

Learn to ride real estate trends

It is important to stay abreast of real estate trends before putting a property on the market, according to Chris Abel, director of marketing and communications for HelpU-Sell, a fee-for-service real estate company. Recent studies from the U.S. Census and the National Association of Realtors show that Generation X and Y households account for 55 percent of all home purchases. […]

Practice the SAT at Agoura High School

High school students graduating in 2008 can take a practice SAT test which includes the new essay from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 16 at Agoura High School, Room A1, 28545 West Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. The cost is $20, which will benefit the school’s PFC. This is also an opportunity for students to learn the strategies behind […]

Church hosts concert

The Department of Music at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church will present its fifth annual Christmas concert at 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 17 in the sanctuary at 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. The concert will feature the church’s adult, youth and children choirs, liturgical dancers and solo performances accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Frederick B. Mabalot, St. Maximilian’s director of […]

Teacher salaries spark debate

I’d like to add my two cents and comment about Ken Grow’s Nov. 23 letter regarding “whiny teachers.” When I was a teacher, I heard many comments like Mr. Grow’s. Yeah, yeah, teachers get “all these vacations.” But summer school positions are not available to most teachers, and short-term positions during vacation times do not pay professional-level wages. Would Mr. Grow […]

Located On Almost A Full Acre

Located on almost a full acre of land, this Tuscanstyle “Morrison Highlands Estates” home was built in 2000 with approximately 4,200 square feet of living space with custom detail and professional craftsmanship. It has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 1 bed/bath downstairs, upgraded flooring throughout, volume ceilings and custom paint. There are oversized custom fireplaces in the living and family rooms […]

Local thrift store will be closing its doors

Villa Esperanza Services’ Hope Chest Thrift Shop is closing its doors after 20 years in the community. The Going Out of Business Sale will continue until the shop permanently closes its doors on Fri., Dec. 22. The Hope Chest is at 2412 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The Caring Hearts, a volunteer group that supports Villa Esperanza Services, has […]