Spend mom’s special day outdoors

On Mother’s Day what better way to celebrate than by enjoying the ultimate mother figure, Mother Nature? Go beyond the traditional brunch and first enjoy family time in the scenic outdoors, honoring mom at the same time. “I would prefer to go to the beach and enjoy the sun and waves and the surroundings we are blessed with,” said Michaela […]

Grief can lead to health problems

Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, bereavement research refuted many of our common myths, such as “you need to keep busy” and “time heals all wounds.” According to bereavement research, many people trying to cope with the psychological pain of grief also experience physical symptoms such as stomach pain, poor appetite, lack of energy and sleep disturbances. Physical […]

Safe Student Ambassador puts skills to work

It’s been more than a month since approximately 100 Oak Park High and Medea Creek Middle school students and staff underwent training to learn techniques to help curb incidents of bullying and other hurtful behavior on campus. The students are using their newly learned skills to help prevent the kind of behavior that has resulted in violence at some schools. […]

Synagogue prepares girls for prom

Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas teamed up with other synagogues and churches to offer Prom Prep 101 as part of its ongoing commitment to help children in the foster care system, uses the Prom Prep 101 as an opportunity to give back. Foster girls ages 15 to 18 from the Department of Children and Family Services to take part in […]

Catch ballet’s ‘Peter Pan’ before it flies away

T.O. High School junior has title role

Pacific Festival Ballet presents its spring performance of “Peter Pan” on Fri., May 9 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. A children’s fulllength matinee will begin at 4 p.m. The 7:30 p.m. performance will also include a tribute to Scott Joplin, classical ballet variations, and the Olympics. Mariah Murphy, a junior […]

Jennifer AutenRamseyer

For February 2008, the award for Top Selling Agent from Prudential California Realty’s North Ranch/Westlake Village went to Jennifer Auten-Ramseyer. She has extensive knowledge of each of the communities located in Agoura Hills, Malibu, Westlake Village, the Conejo Valley, Oxnard, and other areas in Ventura County. AutenRamseyer understands that negotiation skills and a commitment to providing excellent service are crucial. […]

Notes from the fifth-graders at Bay Laurel Elementary School, Calabasas:

Happy Mother's Day 2008

Jubilant Opposite of dull and boring Definitely the best mom ever Youthful good looks Happy to do anything Extraordinary Peppy People person Super Mom! I love you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day! Ali H., 11 Dear Mom, I love you so much. You are as sweet as a cupcake. You are nice. Edan, 10 You are the sun, the stars, Mother […]

Nonsurgical alternatives for women

Thousand Oaks Radiology Group and Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center are providing a nonsurgical procedure called uterine fibroid embolization for women with symptomatic fibroids. This procedure is a minimallyinvasive, rapid recovery alternative to hysterectomy. Approximately 25 million women in the United States suffer from uterine fibroids- noncancerous growths that cause heavy bleeding and pelvic pain. Between 30 to 50 […]

Air Force Band to play at Moorpark College

Cadets Colin Delaney and Frank Sefton of Civil Air Patrol Camarillo Composite Squadron 61 will make their first guest appearance with the 562nd Air Force Band at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Fri., May 9 at the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Delaney is a junior at Ventura High School, where he plays trumpet with the school band. […]

Scott Perlo becoming a rabbi

Hidden Hills resident Scott Perlo will be ordained a rabbi on May 19 at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Aryeh Cohen, PhD, associate professor of rabbinic literature at American Jewish University, will present Perlo for ordination. In addition, Perlo will receive his master’s degree in rabbinic studies from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University’s commencement exercises […]