2008-09-11

Church to present class on anger management



Unity of the Oaks Church will present “Anger Management, A Gentle Approach” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 20 at the church, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Tracy James, certified life coach and hypnotherapist, will facilitate the program. She has appeared on the TV show “Decision House.” She works with people in addiction recovery, alternative health fields, […]

Opening Pandora’s Paintbox



Pandora’s Paintbox has opened its first walkin craft studio this summer at 16101 Newbury Road in Newbury Park. The studio offers a familyoriented space with crafts for children and adults. Tools, materials and space are provided. Crafting is said to help improve focus and concentration while providing hours of fun. The studio has projects designed for all age groups, from […]

Too much debt for our schools



Lately, you have printed several letters from parents concerned about providing more money for our public schools. I am a parent of three elementary school children in Calabasas who is more concerned about the school bonds and other debt our public schools are forcing on our children. Our schools now receive an annual budget of over $60 billion. California’s state […]

The Wire Team



The Wire Team was named top producers for the Westlake Village Regional office. Dale, Tom, and Ryan have combined their knowledge and experience to form a professional real estate team providing real estate services, client communication and a positive experience. They are recipients of the firm’s President’s Diamond Society award 2006 and 2007, representing the top 8 percent of agents […]

Docent training to start soon



Topanga Canyon Docents are seeking volunteers interested in learning about the natural history of the Santa Monica Mountains and leading midweek interpretive walks for school children and weekend family walks within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation areas. A new volunteer training class will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 20 and continue through Nov. 22. The 10 sixhour sessions […]

Heschel West is Blue Ribbon school



Heschel West Day School in Agoura received the National Blue Ribbon Award on Sept. 9. Blue Ribbon status is award by the United States government to the top 10 percent of schools nationwide, based upon academic achievement. Heschel West officials say the school’s success is founded upon its commitment to the “whole-child” education. The school’s teachers and staff ensure that […]

Poodles and doodles galore



SHAGGY DOG STORY—Poodles, labradoodles and goldendoodles gather at the seventh annual Southern California Doodle Romp and Picnic last Saturday. The pooches’ humans, dog lovers all, got together to enjoy food, wine, music, competitions, raffles and auctions. Donations will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society. For more information about the event or the charity it supported, send an e-mail to doodleromp@verizon.net.

Jewish singles to gather



The Ventura County Jewish Federation of Singles will host a potluck dinner for at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27. The location will be given when a reservation is made. Jewish singles ages 40 to 60 are invited to bring an instrument for singing and/or a favorite game to play, as well as a dish to share. For reservations, call Elaina […]

Oktoberfest offers tons of family fun

Hayride included with entry

The 22nd annual Rotary Club of Newbury Park Oktoberfest will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 and Sun., Sept. 28 at Underwood Family Farms between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark off the 23 Freeway at the Tierra Rejada exit. Entertainment will be provided by the 20member German American Brass Band, the dance and musical group Tanze […]

Oak Park School District has lost its focus



In his Sept. 4 letter David Ross says out-of-district students are “needed to offer a comprehensive educational program in Oak Park schools.” That doesn’t make sense. We were winning national awards when our enrollment was much smaller than it is now. It’s only recently that the district has been aggressively marketing to families far and wide, filling more than 25 […]


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