All Decked Out at the Shopping Mall

A CLOSER LOOK—Above, Moorpark resident Brooke Austin, 5, can’t believe the size of the decorative balls on the Christmas tree at The Promenade shopping center in Thousand Oaks. The giant bulbs are proportional in size to the 60-foot fir tree, which arrived from Mount Shasta, Wash. A tree lighting ceremony was held Nov. 21. Left, Courtney Fitzgerald, 13, Michelle Pina, […]

Cal Lutheran hosts annual Kwanzaa celebration

California Lutheran University’s annual Kwanzaa celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6 in Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, Olsen Road and Campus Drive in Thousand Oaks. CLU students will perform a Kwanzaa ceremony and NAACP Saturday School students will make presentations. The celebration will also include authentic African and […]

St. Jude students compete in Lego League challenge

St. Jude School’s FLL Roboteers competed in the First Lego League Qualifying Tournament at Magic Mountain last month. The team was one of the top half of teams and qualified for the Southern California FLL Championship Tournament on Dec. 6 at Legoland. The team has researched and created a skit comparing the increase of West Nile Virus due to climate […]

Talmudic law seminar scheduled

Course meets attorneys' continuing ed requirements

The Institute of American and Talmudic Law, in partnership with the Conejo Jewish Academy, will host its inaugural continuing legal education seminar in Southern California from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri., Dec. 5 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. David Nimmer, counsel at Irell & Manella, will discuss the origins and modern day applications of […]

Jammers are the champions

WINNERS—The U12 Boys soccer team The Jammers is number one after winning the championship game on Nov. 23. Back row, from left: Coach Jay Kerner, Kyle Dollison, Huzefa Moiz, Gianni Buonvicino, Michael Glassman, James Clark, coach Andree Kerner. Front row: Cameron Frank, Ethan Alkoby, Conner Pieczynski, Eli Bahar and Justin Kerner.

Old Agoura’s fight continues

A friend of mine was told about Old Agoura’s plight of having our area and lifestyle changed forever by a project, the Heschel school, which was forced upon Old Agoura by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors. My friend came to visit and we showed her our beautiful equestrian park for all the equestrians in Old Agoura and surrounding areas. […]

Weber finds mayor’s job familiar

Agoura Hills leader begins fourth term at helm

The Agoura Hills City Council reorganized on Dec. 1, with John Edelston completing his first term as mayor, and Denis Weber moving back into the job for the fourth time. William Kohler, who was elected to the council in 2005, was inducted as mayor pro tem. Local and state dignitaries attended the meeting at Agoura Hills City Hall. They delivered […]

Instructor uses yoga to help children thrive

Preschoolers stretched their imaginations muscles during a yoga class tailored just for them, at the Moorpark College Child Development Center last week. Westlake Village resident Afi Kobari, a certified instructor who combines yoga with traditional preschool methods, teaches the class. Yoga is ancient form of exercise which originated in India that unites the body, mind and spirit. The physical poses, […]

Mayor takes a hike to encourage walking

WALK THIS WAY—Yerba Buena Elementary School Principal Brent Noyes, right, joins Agoura Hills Mayor John Edelson for Walk-to-School Day on Nov. 21. More than 100 children hoofed it to the campus to show the advantages of walking over driving.

Judaica Gift Shop opens at temple

Temple Adat Elohim Sister Judaica Gift Shop will hold its annual boutique from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., Dec. 7 and 14 at the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The boutique will include menorahs, dreidels, home decorations, candles, paper goods, gift wrap, hostess and teacher gifts, and jewelry. For more information, call (805) 497-4463.

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