2008-08-07

Tea parties benefit Lighthouse Mission



On a recent afternoon in Thousand Oaks a group of women donned feather boas, elbow-length gloves and lace- and straw-filled straw hats and paid a visit to the new Tranquility Tea Room to celebrate the birthday of their friend, Frieda Swedelson of Oak Park. The eight women gathered around a table filled with tea cups and plates, roses and ribbon, […]

Help kids improve writing skills



With instant messaging, texting and e-mail as primary sources for “written” communication today, many children are growing up without enough practice and understanding on how to structure their thoughts formally in written English. A recent study found that 64 percent of U.S. teenagers use slang in their written schoolwork, including abbreviations like LOL for “laugh out loud,” (38 percent) and […]

Aliyah welcomes new assistant rabbi



Gary Oren was in his 30s before he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. After years of searching, analyzing and working in various jobs, he decided to become a rabbi. Oren was recently ordained and named assistant rabbi for Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills. Oren is a familiar face at Aliyah, having spent the past two […]

Auto show opens early registration



Early registration for the 23rd annual Westlake Village Auto Show, to be held at 10 a.m. Sun., Oct. 5 at Countrywide Financial Corporation, 31303 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, is being accepted. Registration fee is $25. Those registered by Fri., Aug. 22 will have their names included in the program. Those registered by Fri., Sept. 19 will receive a free T-shirt. […]

Jeb Adams



RE/MAX Olson & Associates congratulates Jeb Adams for his June production totaling more than $6.5 million dollars in sales. Adams is a consistent member of the Top 100 Agents, out of 11,000 agents in the California/Hawaii Region in Production. He can be contacted at (818) 338-9296 or at www.JebAdams.com.

Event to benefit Big Brothers/ Big Sisters



Panache Hair Studio will hold a cut-athon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 at the salon, 2900 Townsgate Road, Ste. 100, Westlake Village. Proceeds from all haircuts will benefit the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Ventura County. Appointments are recommended. For more information, call (805) 496-7457.

Chamber supports School-to-Career program



The Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Sept. 5 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m., with an early bird drawing at 7 a.m. The event is presented by the Las Virgenes and Conejo Valley Unified School […]

Church hosts free dinner and movie for families



Church in the Canyon is sponsoring a free dinner and movie in the park “daycation” for the families in Calabasas and surrounding communities on Sat., Aug. 23 at the church building, 4235 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas The food and inflatable games, including bounce house and water slide, will be available starting 6 p.m. The feature presentation will begin at dusk, […]

AC/DC tribute band strikes Agoura Hills tomorrow night



Bonfire, an AC/DC tribute band with members who live in Simi Valley and Moorpark, headlines an 11 p.m. show Fri., Aug. 8 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills. James Pulli, Bonfire bassist and Simi resident, recalled the band’s huge reception when they headlined the Big Ball festival in Wrexham, Wales in August 2006. “There were some hardcore AC/DC fans […]

Beautiful Water-Front Condominium With Three Bedrooms



This is an approximately 4,018squarefoot waterfront condominium with three bedrooms, three and one half baths and it includes a private elevator. There are two master suites, each with a fireplace. The living room includes a fireplace as well. There are balconies overlooking the water off of the living room and two of the bedrooms. The house also has several skylights. […]


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