President shows support for boy’s cancer fight

A 10-year-old boy from Calabasas had the playdate of his young life earlier this month, eating pizza on Air Force One and getting some words of encouragement from President Bush. Kevin Cordasco recently wrote a letter to the president about his fight against neuroblastoma, a solid tumor cancer which travels through the s y m p a t h e […]

Bank announces grand opening prize winner

Community West Bank announced that Declan Kavanagh of Sherman Oaks has won a new 60Gb Video iPod, Bose SoundDock music system, RoadTrip transmitter/charger and three $50 iTunes gift cards, a total $1,000 value. Kavanagh’s name was randomly selected from all entries submitted between Oct. 2 and March 30 as part of the bank’s grand opening celebration of its newest branch […]

Films about cantors to debut

Some of the cantors considered among the greatest will make their onscreen West Coast debuts at 3 p.m. Sun., April 22 at Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills. “Great Cantors of the Golden Age” and “Great Cantors in Cinema” showcase some of the rarest and finest performances of traditional Eastern European cantorial art from 1927 to 1956. “To be able […]

Finding reputable dog breeders

Anyone who wants to find a reputable dog breeder can check out the AKC’s breeder referral search online at www.akc.org/breederinfo or visit the next local AKC sanctioned dog show. Reputable dog breeders are members of local and national kennel clubs and proudly show their animals in competition shows judging the conformation and temperament of their breed. Reputable breeders who are […]

Donna Vella

Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office recognized Donna Vella as its top selling agent for January 2007. Vella has received top production awards since beginning of her career in real estate in 1987. 2006 was no exception. At the company’s February awards ceremony, she earned Chairman’s Circle Gold for her production last year. As a Chairman’s Circle recipient since […]

Fundraiser revs up at Sumac school

A very tough year

Another college admissions cycle, another round of scary statistics. Stanford could have filled their freshman class four times over with students who have a grade point average of 4.0 or higher. The school accepted just 10.3 percent of their record number of applicants, a record likely to be broken next year, when they start taking the Common Application. UCLA’s admit […]

Former Palestinian terrorist to speak

Taysir (Tass) Abu Saada, founder of Hope for Ishmael, a ministry in the Gaza Strip, will speak at 11 a.m. Sat., April 21 at Beth Emunah Messianic Synagogue, 5312 Derry Ave., Ste. N, Agoura Hills. Saada is a former Palestinian fatah fighter and sniper trained to attack and kill Israelis under Yassir Arafat and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. After shooting […]

Flights of fancy

Not too long ago I was stopped in traffic on the 101 Freeway. Ironically I rejoiced, as the traffic gave me time to slow down and watch the vultures circling ahead. Appreciating the graceful ease of such large birds soaring through the air, I wondered what the vultures smelled. Was there prey nearby? I also appreciated the pastime of bird […]

Cathy Rivera

Cathy Rivera received the award as top selling agent for December 2006 at Prudential California Realty’s Oxnard/Channel Islands office. She had an excellent year, taking honors for top listing agent in February, top selling agent in September and top producer in October. Rivera has been a local resident for more than 40 years. She earned her BS degree in math […]