Safety seminar for teen drivers

Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and Calabasas High School will present “Is Your Teen Road Ready?” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., April 17 in the theater at Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. The free traffic-safety seminar, for teens and parents, will cover the new laws, license requirements and restrictions that apply to young drivers. There will be guest […]

Army of angels helps autistic teen

When Lauren Haukoos turned 13, her family threw a birthday bash. Although the party had the requisite birthday cake and candles, it was no typical birthday party. Lauren has autism. The party not only celebrated her coming of age, it doubled as a tribute to the dozens of people who have helped the girl begin to overcome the challenges she […]

Party for Project HOPE

A new program is bringing families and friends together across the country to enjoy international cuisine and raise funds to support health education and humanitarian programs around the world. Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere), an international health and humanitarian assistance organization, has put at the fingertips of potential “HOPEfest” hosts all the information they need to throw a […]

Somis charter school to host open house

Event is for ninth graders, parents

Somis Academy Charter High School will host its annual open house for incoming ninthgraders on Wed., April 25 at 950 Flynn Road, Ste. D, Camarillo. Parents and students may tour the school, ask questions and learn what Somis Academy has to offer. The school has been servicing the county for four years as an individualized homestudy program. Call (805) 987-1188, […]

Rifkinds honored for outstanding leadership

David and Helen Rifkind will be honored with an Outstanding Leadership Award for their philanthropic work in the local community at the Heschel West Day School’s annual gala Sun., May 6 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive in Westlake Village. For the past nine years, Helen has held leadership positions in Heschel West’s parent organization. She also conceived […]

What about the kids’ freedom?

In response to Nancy Goldsen’s April 5 letter where it was said, “Freedom without rules is anarchy,” rules are fine except when they categorically state that children are not permitted to play outside their own homes. The interaction with childhood friends helps set a course for a child’s development and social skills in later life. People with children buy houses […]

Scott Gilman

Subprime lending has been receiving a great deal of negative press in recent weeks. Over the past several years lenders have been making home loans that had short-term fixed rates along with equal prepayment penalties to consumers that could not document income and had a marginal credit history at best. These loans were made with the expectation that when the […]

RVs, streets discussed

New Oak Park RV rules take effect

Oak Park’s recreational and oversized-vehicle owners now have tougher parking rules to follow. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has approved amendments recommended by the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) that strengthen the original ordinance passed in 2001. Under the new guidelines, recreational and oversized vehicles cannot be parked on public streets. Violators will be fined $30 per day. […]

Assistance League there for the youngsters

Growing a business is Chamber breakfast topic

The Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., April 13 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The breakfast will feature speaker Bala Kanayson, who will discuss secrets for growing a successful business. Kanayson has presented to thousands of professionals worldwide, including the United […]