Soka Univ. graduates final class

School closes after 20 years

Parents wept and cameras flashed as the graduates of Soka University walked down an aisle to a stage where their diplomas awaited them. In the auditorium where the 10 students prepared to receive their honors, large crystal chandeliers hung overhead. The procession mirrored that of many previous graduations, but the Dec. 13 ceremony was different. For the picturesque university near […]

Bull’s-eye for birdwatchers

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will sponsor various birding field trips in January. On Sat., Jan. 6, the group will visit Lake Casitas. Meet at Las Posas park-and-ride at 8 a.m. or at the lake at 8:30 a.m. Among the birds to see will be ducks, grebes, sparrows, hawks and woodpeckers. For more information, call Tom Halpin at (805) 746-4598. […]

Apply for city grants

The city of Westlake Village is accepting applications for the 2007 Community Services Grant Program and nominations for the Annual Citizen and Youth recognition programs. The grants will be available to local nonprofit organizations that provide specialized social ser vices and cultural programs which benefit the citizens of Westlake Village. The minimum grant awarded will be $250. Not-for-profit organizations that […]

Oak Park High School will pick up Christmas trees

Proceeds to support Grad Night festivities

Oak Park High School volunteers will pick up and recycle Christmas trees for a $20 taxdeductible donation. All proceeds go toward the annual Grad Nite celebration for seniors. Remove tinsel and stands before placing tree on curb for pickup. For date and pickup time, call (818) 991-8158 or (818) 512-3897.

Students sing reverent melodies

HANUKKAH CHOIR—Michael Perlmutter, right, with son Zachary, 6, of Agoura Hills, listen to the Agoura High School choir sing Hanukkah songs for the temple Beth Haverim holiday service on Friday evening.

‘High School Musical’ auditions announced

Stages Performing Arts, Inc. will hold auditions for children ages 7 through 15 for its spring 2007 performance of Disney’s “High School Musical.” Auditions are scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Tues., Jan. 2 and Wed., Jan. 3, at St. Julie’s Church, 2475 Borchard Road in Newbury Park. Audition times will be assigned by Stages. Preregistration is required. The show […]

Lu Duffy

Lu Duffy has been appointed the new manager for the Westlake Village branch of Rodeo Realty, according to Syd Leibovitch, owner/ president. “To be a part of an organization that believes its agents’ interests should be at the top of the list makes this position as manager a great accomplishment for me,” said Duffy. Prior to managing the Westlake Village […]


TITLE TOWN–Oaks Christian School seniors, from left, Jimmy Clausen, Marshall Jones and Duke Lemmens celebrate with their newly won CIF State Championship trophy after defeating Cardinal Newman High School in overtime last week. See complete story on page 42A.

Cancer survivor will ride in Rose Parade

Calabasas-area resident Emily Buelow was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Three years after her initial treatment, her cancer returned and she underwent additional rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Less than one year later, Emily’s younger brother, Max, relied on his big sister to support him during his diagnosis with Ewings Sarcoma, a form […]

Los Robles Hospital plays Santa to troops, families

Each holiday season the employees of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, under the direction of hospital chaplain, the Rev. Michael McDonald, donate thousands of dollars worth of toys, clothes and food items and play Santa to special families. This year, the families include those of military personnel serving in Iraq. Representatives from the Naval Base, Ventura County Fleet Readiness […]