UC update

At the recent UC Counselor Conference it was clear that with an $813-million shortfall this year times are tough at the University of California. Every campus is overenrolled, and UC is not getting state funding for the extra 14,000 students. The freshman enrollment target is certain to decline this year. UCLA is overenrolled by 1,700 California students. Since resident fees […]

Oak Park schools earn state fitness award

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has recognized Oak Park as one of 11 California school districts with exemplary wellness policies. The Oak Park Unified School District recently received the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Spotlight Award. The council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting physical activity statewide, especially among children. The district was cited by the council as […]

St. Francis church will bless pets at community service

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will host the annual community Blessing of the Animals at the 10:15 a.m service of Holy Eucharist Sun., Oct. 4 at 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. The service will take place outside the courtyard. Pet owners are invited to bring their animals for a blessing from the vicar, the Rev. Steven Dean. Nonmembers are […]

Westlake Rotary banks on big evening

The film “Casablanca” will be the theme of a gala sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westlake Village. The 2009 Spirit of the Season Vintner’s Dinner and Auction will be Sat., Oct. 17 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Guests are asked to wear period clothing from the early 1940s for the black tie optional event. The jazz-swing band […]

Fundraiser for eating disorders

A free educational luncheon and fundraiser on eating disorders will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 2 at the Westlake Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund and The La Ventana Clinical Team will address body images and the pressures faced by young women today Reservations are requested by tomorrow, Sept. 25 […]

Marching band celebration

The second Sounds of the Conejo Marching Band Celebration will take place Sat., Oct. 10 at the Thousand Oaks High School football stadium, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The marching bands of Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Royal, Thousand Oaks and Westlake high schools will perform separately then will join for a grand finale. Tickets are $5 […]

Institute announces wellness speaker series at Four Seasons

Talks address stress, nutrition and sleep

Residents can learn strategies to instill health and well-being in their lives from California Health & Longevity Institute experts during a complimentary wellness speaker series this fall at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the institute inside the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. Prior to each presentation, attendees can meet experts in medicine, nutrition, fitness and life balance from […]

Gandhi Day celebration an interfaith event

The Valley Interfaith Council will host the annual Gandhi Day Celebration at 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 4 at St. John Eudes Catholic Church, 9901 Mason Ave., Chatsworth. The theme for this year is “Gandhi’s relevance for our time.” Activities will include Indian cultural exhibits including clothing, jewelry by Salma Khan and mehndi (henna skin art) by Sandhya Maheshwari. Prithvl Sharma, […]

Agoura Hills librarian retires after 28 years at ‘dream job’

As a child, Raya Sagi always wanted to be a librarian. Now, after 28 years of working in her “dream job,” she announced she will retire as Agoura Hills community librarian at the end of September. According to information gathered by Friends of the Library volunteers, Sagi’s love of the institution started at the age of 5 when she would […]

Drum Circle to honor veterans lost in battle

Dinner at restaurant follows event

The Veteran Resiliency Program will host a Community Drum Circle from 3 to 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 4 at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. The event will honor veterans who have died in battle and those coming home with life-changing wounds The drumming will be led by Raven Drum Foundation co-founders Lauren Monroe and Rick Allen, drummer […]