2008-04-17

Middle school teacher wins environmental excellence award



When Trisha Kane was in her 20s and living in India, first volunteering and then living in the Tibetan community studying philosophy and medicine, she came to realize how little people need in order to survive. Kane, now a special education teacher at A.E. Wright Middle School, moved straight from India to the United States and immediately noticed the dramatic […]

Sponsors invited to support Kiwanis celebrity golf tourney

Tee time is June 23 in Moorpark

Sponsorships are available for the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks’ Inaugural Celebrity Golf Tournament. It’s a fundraiser to support Community Conscience in Thousand Oaks, a nonprofit organization that helps other agencies serve the public without paying rent. This, in turn, ensures that donations help people instead of going to a landlord. The golf tournament will be Mon., June 23 at […]

Environment laws impact business



Big changes are coming in state environmental laws that will affect large and small businesses, school districts, corporations, cities, universities and other entities, according to Westlake Village attorney Greg Patterson of the firm Musick, Peeler and Garrett. Patterson spoke to business owners with the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce on April 15 at the Calabasas Country Club. He discussed […]

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The Agoura Hills Library will hold two events for teens on Sat., April 19 at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. •A Super Smash Brothers Brawl tournament will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be given for first, second and third place. Snacks will be available for purchase. The tournament is […]

Show gratitude to mom by helping others



“In honor of a woman you know and love, and in solidarity with mothers around the world,” the Church of the Brethren’s Global Women’s Project has announced its second annual Mother’s Day Gratitude Project. “Rather than buying more material gifts for your loved one, express your gratitude with a gift that helps other women around the world,” said project organizers. […]

Gypsies in a Trunk return



The all-volunteer troupe Gypsies in a Trunk continues its 14th season of free Fairy Tales in the Park live theater with “Shrek: Tales From the Swamp” with the characters of Shrek, Fiona and Donkey. All familyfriendly performances are held in outdoor settings throughout Ventura County locations. Lawn seating is available at all sites. Attendees may bring blankets for sitting, lawn […]

This Home Has Been Remodeled And Has Access To Nature Trails



This ranch-style home has been remodeled and has access to nature trails. The house is located along a creek under oak trees. There are views of the ranch from all of the windows and the facility accommodates horses. For more information on this property, listed at $1,599,999, visit www.agourahorseproperty.com.

Basketball tournament fundraiser to benefit ALS research



NP The fifth annual Ernie Wallengren Memorial Hoopfest will be held May 17 at Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. The event is a charity tournament to raise funds for ALS research. Teams, of five to 10 players, will be guaranteed at least two games against similar competition. Skill levels from beginner to competitive will be represented. The tournament […]

Looking back at the beginning of Volunteer League in Valley



The Volunteer League of the San Fernando Valley is one of the oldest charity organizations in the valley, founded more than 56 years ago by a group of women who wanted to make a difference. In 1951, 11 young women met to discuss how they could serve their growing community in the San Fernando Valley. The women noted that along […]

Local Business Profiles



Sweet tooth lovers will be pleased to know that Tifa Chocolate & Gelato has opened in the Kanan Village shopping center in Agoura Hills. The store opened April 2, but its official grand opening will be April 25- 27. Tifa Chocolate offers a multitude of gelato flavors along with hard to find chocolates from around the world. Custom gift baskets, […]


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