Calabasas CFO wins award

The chief financial officer for the city of Calabasas has been named a top CFO in the San Fernando Valley area. The San Fernando Valley Business Journal gave Gary Lysik the honor at a luncheon last week in Woodland Hills. There were 48 nominees, 20 of whom were honored with special certificates and five who were named top CFOs based […]

Seminar to teach about elder care

An Education Seminar and Resource Fair for people dealing with the care of aging parents is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Aug. 16 at Los Robles Hospital East Campus, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village. The fair is free and open to the public, and will feature speakers and informational booths from numerous agencies such as Meals on Wheels, […]

Local student named Regent Scholar

BRIGHT FUTURE—Monique Ambrose was recently named one of UC Santa Barbara’s Regent Scholars, the highest honor awarded to incoming students at the university. Ambrose will be attending the College of Creative Studies at UCSB, referred to as “a graduate school for undergraduates.” She was valedictorian while attending Agoura High School.

Winners named in pageant

Marley Gordon of Ventura was named Miss Greater Ventura County 2008 during the recent Miss Greater Ventura County USA Pageant. Liz Anderson, also of Ventura, was named Miss Greater Ventura County Teen USA 2008. The pageant took place at Pacifica High School in Oxnard; 29 young women participated. Miss California Teen USA Taylor Atkins and Miss Greater Ventura County and […]

Theatricum Botanicum plans upcoming concerts

Shows to feature music of David Bowie, Woody Guthrie

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum has announced these upcoming concert performances at its 299seat outdoor amphitheater at 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. •Inara George and Friends in a Tribute to David Bowie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 29. The singer/songwriter is joined by Greg Kurstin, Mike Andrews, Eleni Mandell, Becky Stark and many others. •”The Woody Show” […]

Teen parties push the limit

Keeping our teens entertained and out of trouble has become a modern-day problem. In earlier times, boys and girls in their mid-to-late teens had to become adults quickly, by necessity. They took charge of family farms, learned trades at a young age and seemed mature, by today’s standards, by the time they were 18. Many of today’s teens choose to […]

Local teen inspires others to perform at camp, benefit charity

Shayna Turk of Agoura Hills has produced and directed seven musicals, performed in 23 shows and raised enough money to save the lives of several children suffering from congenital heart disease. Shayna is 16 years old. The teenager, who recently inspired 18 youngsters ages 5 to 12 to sing, dance and act in the musical “Hairspray,” launched her first summer […]

Health seminars scheduled at mall

Free Health Chat seminars will be held from 9 to 10 p.m. at The Oaks mall near Macy’s Women’s store on the lower level. •On Thurs., Aug. 21, Margaret Cheadle, family practice physician on staff at Los Robles Hospital, will discuss health issues affecting teens, risky behaviors and tips to help teens grow up in good health. •On Thurs., Aug. […]

Classes begin at Job & Career Center

Adults start their studies as kids return to school

The following is the September schedule of classes at the East County Job & Career Center, 980 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Career Shops are offered at no cost to job seekers. Space is limited. Prior registration required by calling (805) 955-2282 to enroll. •Computer Basics for Job Seekers, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 2. Become familiar with Windows desktop […]

Playing Army

Kids these days are always bored and my 5-year-old boy is no exception. Over the weekend he said he was “tired of the games we usually play” and that he “wanted more action.” I suggested we play Army. My younger brother and I used to love playing Army with our friends when we were kids. We’d pick sides, then go […]