2008-11-26

Teen uses 16th birthday to give, not take



As her 16th birthday approached, Katie Hoselton of Westlake Village knew that she wanted her party to be something special. Her plans didn’t include an over-the-top blowout in a fancy hotel ballroom or a table piled high with expensive gifts. Instead, on the evening of Nov. 15, Katie invited her friends into her backyard to help build support for a […]

Thanksgiving feast for special ed classes



Chuck Cohen’s math class at Lindero Canyon Middle School enjoyed an all-day Thanksgiving feast last Friday that included students, families, teachers and counselors. Cohen, who teaches seventhand eighthgrade special education math classes as well as an eighth-grade social studies class, said the yearly event enables students to give thanks to their parents and teachers for their love and support during […]

Gateway women gather for dinner



Gateway Church will have its annual Ladies Christmas Gathering from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 12 at the church, 29646 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The event’s theme is “Celebrate.” The gathering will include dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, door prizes and table gifts. Singer Theresa Russell will perform. Tickets are $25. To make a reservation, call (818) 889-4147.

“I should have ____ “



“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” —Michael Landon We have all heard the saying, “Life is too short not to […]

City Calendar



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services announces its upcoming events. For more information on any event, call (818) 597-7361 or visit the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. •A babysitting training class for children ages 11 to 15 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 13 at the […]

The economy and college



In recent years, families have worried about paying for college as tuition has increased faster than the rate of inflation. But this year, the state of the economy may lead to major changes for students, parents and colleges. We’re already seeing more students apply to public institutions, but budget constraints mean that these schools will not be able to accommodate […]

Students fulfill Mitzvah promise



RAISING HER VOICE— Heschel West Day School third-grader Miller Friedman leads her classmates in song for an audience of more than 200 at the school’s Mitzvah Day/Blue Ribbon Celebration on Nov. 2. Heschel West received a 2008 Blue Ribbon Award, making it the valley’s first Blue Ribbon Jewish day school. On Mitzvah Day, students and faculty members assist nonprofit organizations […]

We can all be thankful for generous people



For nearly 30 years, George Annino has shared a simple but incredibly compassionate philosophy: People who have food should share it with people who don’t. It’s common sense. That’s why it works. It all started when he was growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and more years ago than George would probably like to admit. George’s parents lived by the same […]

Oak Park graduate wins Emmy



Oak Park High School graduate Damien Alameda (1998) recently won an Emmy award in the Rocky Mountain Region Arts and Entertainment category for Program Feature Segment for “Overtime High School Football Skits.” Alameda was also nominated for On Camera Talent—Sports and Sports Single Story. He is sports director for KOLD, a CBS affiliate in Tucson, Ariz.

Free workshop on college financing



National College Planners will hold a free workshop on getting money for college education from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 4 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library; 10:30 a.m. to noon Sat., Dec. 6 at the Newbury Park Library, and 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Mon., Dec. 8 at the Simi Valley Library. Discussion topics include how to send children […]


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