2009-03-26

Pirates and princesses



Adoption orientation on tap in T.O.



With more than 9,000 foster children in California wanting an adoptive home, there is a great need for caring adults to provide a loving, nurturing home as adoptive parents. Children’s Bureau will host an orientation for prospective adoptive parents from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tues., March 31 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. All […]

Grants available to benefit women



The Ventura County Community Foundation’s Women’s Legacy Fund annual grants program is accepting grant proposals. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., May 15. This is an endowed grantmaking fund to support nonprofit programs focused on the economic, education, physical, emotional, social, artistic and personal growth of women and girls in Ventura County. Over the past 12 years, the Women’s Legacy […]

Religious groups offer support



An increasing number of Conejo Valley residents are turning to their churches and synagogues for both spiritual and financial help during these economically challenging times. The requests include not only spiritual support, but also employment resources, psychological counseling, food and health services, and help paying the bills. Religious institutions are doing what they can to meet the needs of congregants […]

Get the parents more involved and also save money



I am writing in response to Martin J. Weisman’s letter to the editor dated March 19. His quote that “bright children may not reach their potential due to unstable and/or unsupportive families” is right on. I moved here from the Coachella Valley in 1997, and my middle child, Sarah, was an “A” student. We made sure she was in all […]

Las Virgenes schools must explain budget moves



For the third time since Assembly Bill 1200 passed in 1991, the Las Virgenes Unified School District must file a “qualified” interim budget with state officials explaining why the district might not meet its financial obligations for the next three years. The bill was enacted to ensure that California school districts are adequately prepared to meet their financial obligations. The […]

There’s still time to help out YMCA’s annual ‘Strong Kids’ fundraiser



The Southeast Ventura County YMCA and its four branches are nearing the end of a sixweek annual fundraiser called the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The goal is to raise $405,000 from individuals and businesses in the community through March. The funds will provide financial aid to families in need and to help subsidize the cost of YMCA programs that cannot […]

Learn the sport of curling



SoCal Curling Club will host a curling open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Sat., March 28 at Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Attendees will learn how to curl. All equipment is provided. Curling is a Winter Olympics sport played on ice. There is no skating involved. Adults and children ages 12 and up may participate. Cost is […]

Temple to select associate rabbi



Two candidates for associate rabbi will be interviewed over the next two weekends at Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills. Synagogue leaders hope the congregation and others in the community will attend services to meet the rabbis. Both men are graduating in May from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. One of the rabbis will be chosen to lead […]

Kudos to local grocery store



The students at Lupin Hill Elementary School recently enjoyed meeting Ed Mckillop, general manager of Albertsons of Calabasas. At the morning assembly, Principal Sheila Grady presented Mr. Mckillop with handmade thank-you notes from the children and a special award plaque. The 21st Century Award was in recognition of Albertsons’ generous donations to the school, totaling more than $66,000 since 2004. […]


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