Summer fun in the searing sun

Guests welcomed to Nar-Anon meeting

Support group aids addict's loved ones

The Conejo Valley NarAnon Family Group meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in room 9 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. NarAnon is a weekly support group for those who feel depressed due to the drug addiction problem of a family member or friend. The group’s program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous but is for […]

For the record

Local teens called to the Torah

Chiara Wolff was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on March 29 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. She is the daughter of Susan and Richard Wolff of Westlake Village and a seventh grader at Colina Middle School. Jake Stanton was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on April 5 at Temple Etz Chaim in […]

Success takes many forms

Regarding the editorial of June 19, “Not all grads on equal footing,” although I support its basic premise, I believe that the editorial perpetuates unfortunate stereotypes about groups of students. As a psychotherapist who works with students with a broad range of academic abilities, I wholeheartedly agree that “there’s no path that’s right for everybody and there’s no single formula […]

City’s new Civic Center set to open

Calabasas library and city hall will be pride of the community

Calabasas residents and city dignitaries are gearing up for a series of events that will celebrate the grand opening of the new Civic Center. The $41-million government complex has been built on a 7.7acre site adjacent to The Commons shopping center and includes a twostory, 27,700squarefoot city hall, a 25,700square-foot public library, a 3,000-square-foot assembly hall, an outdoor amphitheater and […]

How to avoid medication errors

Knowing more about the medications you take could save your life. That’s because medication errors cause at least one death every day and harm approximately 1.5 million people annually in the United States, according to the Institute of Medicine. As medication use continues to rise, it’s more important than ever that patients and health care providers work together to improve […]

Water science class open

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District are seeking incoming high school juniors and seniors to participate in a sixday environmental and water science workshop. Program dates are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon., July 14 to Thurs., July 17 and 4 to 6 p.m. Tues., July 22. The workshop will give students the opportunity to meet with […]

A Gas-tly Situation

I’d like to report a crime. Last night, a local gas station robbed me of my hard-earned dough. The loss was $62.78. And I didn’t even fill my tank. All I wanted to do was treat my family to a nice Fourth of July weekend at the beach. So I went to the gas station to refuel my vehicle for […]

Student shortage being felt

This letter is a follow-up to the article that appeared June 19, “Split classes debated at Willow Elementary.” I would like to commend the outstanding fourth and fifthgrade teachers of Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills for their amazing honesty. In light of recent budget cuts and dwindling enrollment, our upper grade teachers have been told that Willow will lose […]