Senior seminar to address caregivers

The Agoura Hills Senior Retreat will host a free educational seminar for families and caregivers at 6:45 p.m. tonight, Aug. 26, at the retreat on 5216 Chesebro Road, Agoura Hills. Viki Kind of Kindethics.com will speak on “Empowering caregivers to make good decisions.” Kind is a clinical bioethicist, medical educator and hospice volunteer. She is the co-created of the DVD […]

Anime Night coming to Oak Park

Voice actor Vic Mignogna is featured guest

The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District will host an Anime Night from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 10 at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 N. Kanan Road. The event will feature Vic Mignogna, a voice actor in anime and video games. Teens can meet him, ask questions, receive an autograph and take photos with Mignogna. A new […]

United Church of Christ lends support to First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move!’

The United Church of Christ has announced its support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to engage parents, families, schools and communities in eradicating childhood obesity and ensuring access to affordable and healthy food. “The faith community was specifically invited to the table as key players in this effort because they are in a unique position to initiate […]

Profligate LAUSD

In 2006 Californians voted to approve Proposition 1D. This public education facilities bond act authorized $20.3 billion of spending on public school construction projects. When voting for this we were told that our state’s schools would get leaky roofs fixed, needed air conditioning and other such worthwhile improvements. So how was this money really spent? We now learn that LAUSD […]

Local Honor Roll

•The following residents recently received degrees from California Lutheran University: Agoura Hills: Douglas De Groote, MBA in financial planning; Hannah Lampert, Master of Science in information systems/ technology; Michael David, Bachelor of Science in computer science; and Gregory Gelber, Bachelor of Arts in communication. Westlake Village, graduate degrees: Terri Ragan, MBA in financial planning; Elizabeth Rockwell, Master of Science in […]

We all scream for ice cream

Tying the knot, for less

Today, more couples are looking beyond standard wedding packages and exploring do-ityourself options. According to The Wedding Report, couples spent 10 percent less on their big day in 2009 as compared to 2008, and spending from 2007 to 2009 fell by more than 30 percent. By choosing handcrafted wedding touches and forgoing pricey extras, couples are creating weddings that can […]

Playing God

We people pick up our habits like we pick up souvenirs from the places we visit. I have a favorite beer even though I don’t drink beer. I picked up the taste from a friend who told me why it was the best. I was in no position to argue. My favorite cars, my favorite food, my favorite sayings and […]

Cites LVUSD for ‘deficiencies’

Las Virgenes Unified School District has apparently postponed plans for another parcel tax. This coming school year, LVUSD has issued more than 2,185 students “incoming out-ofdistrict permits.” This means about 20 percent of LVUSD’s enrollment will be students who don’t even live within our district boundaries. That’s five times the 416 permits LVUSD issued in 2000. This data is available […]

Children sing of their ‘favorite things’

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