2009-11-05

Superman’s origins discussed



The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture titled “Is Superman Jewish? How Jewish history, culture and values shaped the comic book superhero” at 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 9 at the academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The guest lecturer, Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, is the author of the book “Up, Up and Oy Vey!” which received the Benjamin Franklin Award […]

National Charity League honors 2009 Conejo Valley debutantes



The Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. will host the 28th annual National Charity League Ball on Sat., Nov. 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. This year the theme is “The Way You Look Tonight.” National Charity League is a nonprofit, mother-daughter organization supporting local community agencies and charitable organizations. The Conejo Valley Chapter assists […]

Teen speaks out for autism



When Zak Kukoff was 5 years old, his autistic cousin came to live with his family for a couple of years. Zak remembers feeling sad and angry about the way his cousin was treated outside his home. “She was kind of ostracized in the community, and I remember thinking, years later, maybe I could do something about that,” he said. […]

Patriots ready to make a racket in tennis playoffs

Viewpoint girls win Liberty League championship

The Viewpoint High girls’ tennis team found time to unwind. Before clinching the Liberty League championship the day before Halloween, the Patriots enjoyed a pumpkin-carving contest at the home of top singles player Crystal Arnold. Since Arnold’s parents couldn’t decide on one winner, two pumpkins took home top honors. Michelle Arnold picked Sarah Gabriel’s masterpiece while Jerry Arnold selected the […]

Precious pups



HOMELESS— This boxer mix mama was rescued from the Bakersfield animal shelter after giving birth to 12 puppies on Oct. 24. Now the mother, aptly named Precious, and her six remaining puppies are in dire need of a foster home until the puppies are old enough to adopt out. Ruff Houzen Rescue will pay all costs for the dogs’ food […]

Free ice cream for blood donors



A community blood drive will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 8 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road. Donors will receive a free pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. The event is sponsored by Calabasas Rotary and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Blood Services. For more information, call (818) 564-6755.

Called to the Torah



Tara Ashley Bilchik was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah of The Center for Early Jewish Education in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 3. The service was celebrated at The Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills. She is the daughter of Marci and Daniel Bilchik of Oak Park and is an eighth-grader at Medea Creek Middle School..

Katherine Michelle Clabeaux



Katherine graduated from Agoura High School where she was a member of the basketball team. She was a member of the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation and was an AP scholar with distinction. She was salutatorian of her class and received the Tradition of Excellence Award. She received the Girl Scout’s Gold Award. She attends UC Berkeley where she’s […]

Bright outlook for local gold sales



That broken gold chain, outdated brooch or single gold earring whose match has been lost could be worth something after all. With gold reaching record prices, people are turning to their jewelry boxes and looking for hidden treasures. Many local and national buyers are offering cash for unwanted gold. Tozi Rubin of Newbury Park sold a gold chain, the wedding […]

‘Hey, Montana, did I ever tell you about when I used to play?’



THEY’RE ALL EARS— Oaks Christian head football coach Bill Redell, back, has a few words of advice for senior quarterback Nick Montana, center, and his parents, Joe and Jennifer, during a press conference last week in which the young signal-caller was invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2 at St. Petersburg, Fla. Redell was a […]


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