Hollywood show hits home

Local charities benefit from new laser show

Actress, model and television host Marla Maples, a resident of Calabasas, has turned her sights to lights—laser light shows that is. But it’s not just the thrill of the music and lights intersecting into a futuristic blast of color and sound that has Maples marveling. The longtime philanthropist spearheaded the fundraising arm of the new Laserium show at the refurbished […]

Calabasas grads are on their way

Danielle Weisberg Danielle Weisberg claimed the Most Valuable Musician award in 2008, earned first place at the United Spirit Association Nationals for “Hey Mickey” and was named “Most Improved Actress” in 2008. Danielle plays with the Jazz A Band as the saxophone section leader and served as director of Bare Rhythm, another musical group. Danielle will attend UC Irvine, where […]

Vocal Institute coming to CLU

California Lutheran University will offer the Summer Vocal Institute July 12 through 25. The program is open to students ages 12 to 18. In the first week, students will take part in ensemble singing, culminating in a choir concert. In the second week, students will have one-on-one lessons and coursework in vocal technique. Visit www.callutheran.edu/ music/svi or call (818) 470-9487 […]

Gala a success

On Fri., June 5, The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura celebrated 18 years of providing free programs of support, education and hope to people with cancer and their families. The 18th anniversary “Celebration of Life” gala was an inspirational event and a tremendous success, thanks to the dedication and selfless efforts of this year’s event contributors. We want to thank Thomas Crowell, […]

At the Library

Agoura Hills Library is a branch of the county of Los Angeles Public Library at 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. All activities are at the library. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. •Summer Storytime for preschoolers will have stories, music and art from June 30 through Aug. 4. •Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 5 will be at 11 a.m. […]

Calabasas High is ‘distinguished’

Calabasas High School was designated a 2009 California Distinguished School for many reasons, including its student support and math peer tutoring programs. The “distinguished” designation places the school among the top 11 percent of the state’s 2,400 middle and high schools, said Principal C.J. Foss. This year, the selection process required schools to provide an indepth description of two “signature” […]

Baha’i meeting will mark imprisonment

Baha’is in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thurs., June 25 at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, to mark the oneyear anniversary of the imprisonment of seven Baha’i leaders in Iran. Master of ceremonies will be Jan Steven, anchor at KFWB News 980. The seven are Fariba […]

Respect separation of church and state

One of the founding ideas of our country, and one of the reasons that we bailed out of England, is the separation of church and state. Personally I don’t want someone else’s church doctrine to influence, mandate or control my life and the choices I make for myself. Nor do I feel in a true democracy that my religious beliefs […]

Libraries close for holiday

The Ventura County Library community branches will be closed Fri. and Sat., July 3 and 4, for the Independence Day holiday. The closures affect Camarillo Library, Oak Park Library and Simi Valley Library. Books may be returned to the book drops at any of the community libraries. The Ventura County Library is available via the Internet any time at www.vencolibrary.org.

Oak Park grads are ready for success

Amanda Cox An outgoing scholar athlete, Amanda Cox was on Oak Park High’s soccer team for four years, serving as captain and named Most Valuable Player for two years, as well as playing club soccer for three years. She was also on the softball team all four years and named All-League for two years. As an activities commissioner for three […]