Schulz named Las Virgenes school board replacement

Former board member returns

The competition was stiff, but experience mattered most when the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education chose Pat Schulz to rejoin the panel and temporarily fill the spot left vacant by Terilyn Finders. Schulz was twice elected to the school board and retired in 2007 after eight years of service. Finders resigned from the board in December. She […]

Agoura woman joins Pierce Bros.

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks—Griffin Memorial Park recently appointed Indy Rebhun of Agoura Hills as family service manager. Rebhun, 35, brings many years of professional experience to the Westlake Village mortuary. Rebhun will focus on planning ahead seminars, pre-need planning, training, service and community outreach. Among her first initiatives is the expansion of staff involvement in the community. Every team member […]

Adult education classes offered in Judaism

The Conejo Jewish Academy at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills, begins its winter semester next week. No affiliation or membership is necessary. For more information or to sign up, call (818) 991-0991 or visit www.jewishacademy.com. •”Windows of the Soul, A Kabbalistic Journey,” 8 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 20. The six-part series discusses the kabbalistic essence of “self” as well as […]

Letter writer needs her facts straight

Response to “Both sides are at fault” of Jan. 8. Get your facts straight, Ms. Ahmad. Gaza has not been firing the rockets; cowardly Hamas militants hiding among its own people are firing the rockets. Israel has always been reactive, not proactive, in their fight with its neighbors. With the exception of the blockades (and those were also reactive), every […]

How do you spend a windy day?

IT’S A BREEZE—Those pesky Santa Ana winds have been lingering for more than a week, but that doesn’t stop local residents from still enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Above, Tim Trafficanda of Oak Park uses the breezy conditions at Deerhill Park to launch his kite. His sons Gavin and Ethan received the colorful toy for Christmas and were waiting for the […]


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Friendship Circle to hold teen conference

The Conejo Valley Friendship Circle will host a teen volunteer conference and dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 19 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The conference will give staff and teens the opportunity to assess progress, refresh orientation issues, offer advice and share encouragement. A variety of workshops will be offered for new and experienced volunteers as […]

Attackers have egg on their face

A reply to Patricia Ahmad to her letter of Jan. 8: How many eggs can I throw at your house before you do something about it? Whether you like it or not, whether you believe it or not, whether you wish to admit it or not, the truth is Israel celebrates life while Hamas glorifies death. Someone once said that […]

Youth basketball leagues turn to female leadership

'Old boys' club' being challenged

A pair of popular youth basketball leagues are under the leadership of women for the first time. Susie Troxler is president of the Agoura Youth Basketball Association, and Tami Miller is president of Westlake National Junior Basketball. Both women live in Westlake Village and offer support to one another. In the past, the AYBA and Westlake NJB leadership has been […]

Students look forward to life after high school

‘LIFE’ GOES ON—Left, senior Eric Varney of Oak Park High School drew this winning art work to promote theupcoming musical “Is There Life After High School?” The show opens Thurs., Jan. 22 at the Oak Park High Pavilion. The ad will be on posters around the school and community advertising the play, which is student written and produced by the […]