2008-09-04

Jewish political forum to address election



A forum addressing the Jewish vote for the upcoming election will be at 7:15 p.m. Wed., Sept. 10 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration begins 7 p.m. Panelists will include Andrew Lachman, president of Democrats for Israel Los Angeles, and Larry Greenfield, California director of the Republican Jewish Coalition. They will examine the policies of […]

Spider exhibit at museum



The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles will present a Spider Pavilion from Sun., Sept. 21 to Sun., Nov. 2 at the museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. The walk-through pavilion is home to hundreds of freeroaming spiders. Visitors can observe spiders as they interact with one another, create webs and feed on their prey. Call (213) 763-DINO (3466) or […]

The end of era



Many years ago, after graduating from theater school, I arrived in Los Angeles as so many other young, trained actors do each year. I worked hard, continued to study hard and pursued a passion that was instilled in me from the minute I first stepped on a stage. I found some success financially, but mostly my love for live theater […]

Five Bedroom Home With Upgraded Kitchen



This home is almost 4000 feet and was built in 2003. It has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and an office, two fireplaces, upgraded kitchen with granite counters and island, Viking range and walk-in pantry. There is a 3-car garage with direct access and the home is located near schools and parks. For more information on this property, listed at $998,000, […]

Oaks Gallery hosts Mural for a Cause



The Oaks Gallery will host Mural for a Cause, “A Caregiver’s Oasis,” featuring Circle of Care Leeza’s Place and Susan Rios, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 14 at the Oaks Gallery and at the atrium of The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks. Artist Susan Rios created the painting “A Caregiver’s Oasis” as a special Mural for a Cause […]

Professional women to hear about exercise

Meeting tonight in Westlake

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of the Conejo Valley will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Sept. 4, in the lounge near the bar at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Steven Hawkins, PhD, associate professor of exercise science and sports medicine, will speak on “Exercise and Health.” Dinner will be ordered from the menu. […]

Students return to Agoura High with excitement and trepidation



Agoura High School students return to school with a mix of emotions—sad that their summer has ended, but excited at the prospect of an eventful new year. “As a junior, I look forward to doing my own thing,” said Aaron Fisher, a member of the politics and debate club Junior State of America. “The wide variety of classes offered to […]

Church presents class on Christian basics

Program begins with free dinner

Westlake Lutheran Church will present the video, “Christianity: Boring, Untrue, and Irrelevant?” on Sun., Sept. 7 at the church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. A free dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by the video, which examines the unique claims of Christianity. The program is designed for those who are not active in the Christian faith or have […]

‘Noises Off’ full of comic mirth

Play Review

Actors in live theater agree that rehearsal goofs and backstage hijinks are often more entertaining than the play seen by the audience. Playwright Michael Frayn pushes this notion to its most outrageous extreme in “Noises Off,” running at Camarillo Community Theatre. The noise you’ll hear offstage during this uproarious farce is laughter from the audience. The play was made into […]

Dogs at Agoura’s Chumash Park are running amok



I hadn’t realized that Chumash Park in Agoura is the new designated bark park for dogs off leash. Perhaps the Agoura City Council should remove the three signs posted around the park stating that dogs should be leashed at all times and their feces cleaned up, as it obviously is not correct. I have counted up to 12 dogs running […]


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