Called to the Torah

Amy Richman will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks on Sat., Sept. 8. She is the daughter of Susan and Andrew Richman of Oak Park and an eighthgrade honor student at Medea Creek Middle School. Taylor Stein was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Aug. 4 at […]

Comic goes to church

Family-friendly comedian Nick Arnett will headline the Christian Church of the Hills’ Fall Kickoff from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun., Sept. 16 at the church, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Tickets are $10 and include dinner. The public is invited. For tickets or information, call (818) 991-1929 or visit www.cchagoura.com.

Agoura Chabad begins construction

Chabad of the Conejo invites residents to a festival and ground breaking at 11 a.m. Sun., Sept. 9 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The event will feature live music, dignitaries, refreshments and the ceremonial placing of the foundation stone for a new campus. A major capital campaign is underway to build the New Chabad of the Conejo Community Campus […]

Culinary creativity

TASTY- Eric Frechon, executive chef at the Bristol Hotel in Paris, brought his Continental creativity to the kitchen at Amuse Bouche in Simi Valley last weekend. Amuse Bouche owner and executive chef Sylvain Rivet (not pictured) invited internationally renowned chefs Frechon and Josiah Citrin to join him in the kitchen to prepare a five-course meal that included cuisines of France […]

Square dance club invites the public to join the fun

Style is an American tradition

The most common dances are swing, ballroom, line dancing, Latin and hip-hop. These all emphasize the individual or two partners. Square dancing, on the other hand, is all about including the seven other people in the square and the many other similar squares around the room. The Buckles and Bows Square Dance Club invites the public to learn this American […]

Winery celebrates 90 years

San Antonio Winery is celebrating its 90th year with a new wine release- San Simeon Pinot Noir, 2005. Suggested retail price is $18. The working winery was founded by Santa Cambianica in 1917 and designated a historical landmark in 1965. The winery is still family owned. For more information, call (310) 980-6936.

Bottled water is better than soda

We are glad to see that the health benefits of bottled water are recognized in the debate of tap versus bottled water in the school (Aug. 23, “Bottled vs. tap water debate filters down to the schools”). As Schulz suggests, if children are not provided with the option of bottled water, it is very likely they will go back to […]

It’s not the water, it’s the additives

It’s not the water quality or taste but the amount of manipulation the MWD does to the water, and the LVMWD goes along with it, before you receive it that has people upset. Fluorine is the latest toxic chemical added to the water to “protect” us. Did you ask them to do it? Fluorine is one of the members of […]

Rooting out playground bullies

Bullying does not have to be tolerated, accepted or, worse, ignored. While it’s true that bullying has been in existence since the beginning of time and it will never banish entirely from our children’s lives forever, the fact is there is much we can do about it. If you think bullying only affects kids, you’d be greatly mistaken. Bullying and […]

Our pets need workouts, too

Thank you so much for an excellent article illustrating a way for the family to participate in activities that include their dog (“Herding dogs keep livestock in line,” Aug. 16 Acorn). So many people purchase a dog as the family pet, but then forget that the dog requires training and exercise to have acceptable behavior. Without training and exercise, owners […]