Local students examine the ways and means of living ethical lives

Fifty local business leaders joined 140 area high school students in a deep discussion last month about living an ethical life. The annual Homer Dickerson Youth Ethics Conference convened March 27 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Participating high schools included Oaks Christian, Westlake, Agoura, Oak Park and Calabasas. “I wanted to come today to be able […]

Holocaust documentary to screen in Westlake

Film received an Academy Award

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host an evening of remembrance and inspiration in honor of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) at 7:30 p.m. Mon., April 16 with a screening of the film “Genocide” at the Westlake Village Cinema, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road. This film is the first Holocaust documentary to receive an Academy Award. “Genocide” is narrated by Orson Welles […]

t y . Bravo to students’ ‘Hello Dolly!’

On Fri., March 30, I had the pleasure- that is putting it mildly- to go to Oak Park High School and see “Hello, Dolly!” As the show began, I felt like I was at the Ahmanson or Shubert theaters- that is how professional the production was. “Hello, Dolly!” was always my favorite musical show. We saw it with Carol Channing, […]

Lisa Topor

In February, Prudential California Realty held its yearly banquet at the Spanish Hills Country Club. Veteran agent Lisa Topor was in the limelight that morning, the recipient of a number of awards, all of which helped to illustrate her successful career. Topor has long held the title as the top agent in PCR’s Camarillo office. Her first achievement of the […]

Reach Out to Oak Park

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Oak Park High School presentation room (G-9) at 899 Kanan Road. MAC minutes and agendas can be found at the website www.countyofventura.org/bos/ dist2.asp. You can also e-mail Linda.Parks@ventura.org. The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meets in the high […]

Local animator reaches millions with online comic

The funny papers don’t need paper any more to reach an audience. In fact, the paper route may be more of a hindrance than a help to budding comic strip artists. Agoura Hills resident Scott Christian Sava should know. An artist and animator who’s worked on films such as “Casper the Friendly Ghost,” “Spider-Man” and “Star Wars,” Sava continues to […]

Mixer in April

The Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., April 26 at Farmers Insurance Headquarters, 30801 Agoura Road, Building No. 1, Agoura Hills. For more information or to make reservations, call the Chamber at (818) 889-3150.

Planning for the college investment

Most people agree that an investment in a college education is money well spent. But finding the money to pay for escalating education costs is not easy. According to The College Board “Trends in College Pricing,” the average tuition increase for a four-year public university rose 6.9 percent for 2006-07. The average increase for private universities was 5.9 percent. By […]

Conference to explore religion, health issues

California Lutheran University will host a conference designed for pastors and therapists on Fri. and Sat., April 27 and 28. The keynote speakers will be Dr. Howard Stone, author, clinical psychologist and former professor at Texas Christian University; and Dr. Edward Shafranske, professor of psychology at Pepperdine University. The conference will examine the ways in which psychotherapy and religious faith […]

Sunrise good for neighborhood

I have some concerns regarding the recent article “Hospital site could become new home for seniors” (March 15). One resident is quoted as concerned that Sunrise would “have a lasting negative effect on the value of the community in that area.” I have lived in First Neighborhood for nine years and believe quite the contrary. To reiterate my original concern […]