Holocaust story packs powerful message

Play review

Many of today’s teens are preoccupied with video games and shopping. But for 13-year-old Anne Frank during the Holocaust, her priority was survival. Camarillo Community Theatre bravely tackles “The Diary of Anne Frank,” an adaptation by Wendy Kesselman that adds new material to the 1955 script by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Juanita Seavey and Jeff Wallach direct. The play […]

Bottle vs. tap–the debate is fluid

Hardly a moment goes by that you don’t see someone toting a water bottle for a cool drink. Bottled water is a $15-billion industry in America with more than 8 billion gallons of the stuff consumed annually. Millions of people swear by bottled water and happily choose from dozens of different brands. There’s spring water, purified water, mineral water, sparkling […]

‘Summer Wine Down’

The Westlake Women’s Club’s second annual charity Wine and Food Tasting, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 26 at the Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Participating restaurants will include Cisco’s, Catering by Linda, Johnny Carino’s and Pierre’s Catering Company. Tickets are $35 per person in advance and $42 at the door. […]

Golf tournament to help local boy

Over the past year the local community has banded together to support a young boy in his fight against cancer. Next month, those wishing to help Kevin Cordasco, an 11-year-old battling neuroblastoma (cancer of the nervous system), can pitch in by playing a round of golf. The Kevin Cordasco Courage Strength Believe Golf Tournament, organized by the local Talbert Family […]

Rose Dunn moves up to school district level

As principal of Round Meadow Elementary School in Hidden Hills, Rose Dunn led her school with aplomb and a keen focus on academic success. Dunn will now share her wealth of knowledge at the Las Virgenes Unified School District in her new position as director of elementary education. Dunn said she applied for the job when Ann Eklund retired from […]

Remembering your departed pet

National Pet Memorial Day is Sept. 9. Claire Chew, certified pet bereavement counselor, said, “As pet owners, we experience laughter, joy, unconditional love, frustrations, sorrow and other human emotions with our pets. (It’s like) losing a member of our family; the grief we feel for them has many layers. This day is a personal time to reflect on the loss, […]

CLU concert to blend music, physiology

Original music interprets body's inner workings

A physiologist and musician will perform an original composition that translates the body’s inner workings into music at 1 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 at California Lutheran University’s Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Hector Rasgado-Flores, PhD, a composer and pianist, will perform “Body Notes: A Musical Interpretation of Human Physiology” with CLU faculty cellist Joyce Geeting, DMA. Geeting […]


Scouts help prepare school books

PAGES TO READ- Girl Scout Taylor McLaughlin, 13, of Westlake Village bags and labels school books at Westlake Elementary School on Wednesday. Six Girl Scouts from Troop 260 volunteered to organize hundreds of books for the school to earn their Silver Award.

Calabasas dentist receives Mastership Award

Roger Garrett of Oak Park received the Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry during the academy’s commencement celebration in June. The Mastership Award is the highest honor available in the AGD. Garrett completed 1,100 hours of continuing dental education in the 16 disciplines of dentistry, including 400 hours dedicated to hands-on skills and techniques. Garrett graduated from USC […]

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