How many applications and when to submit them?

One question I hear every week is “How many colleges should I apply to?” I wish I could give families a definite answer, but there’s not one right number. I’ve had students apply to as few as three or four colleges when the schools they were most excited about also happened to be schools where they were likely to be […]

Wellness fundraiser to help patients, families cope with serious illnesses

When Andrea Roschke’s husband, Mark, was diagnosed with a brain tumor seven years ago, the Oak Park woman turned to the Wellness Community organization for support. Roschke had volunteered for the nonprofit’s annual Holiday Homes Tour for years but never expected she would need the group’s cancer support services for her own family. The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura’s free programs […]

Adamson House open for tours Fridays in December

Malibu’s historic Adamson House at 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy. will host Friday Evening Christmas Tours at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17. The classic 1929 home with its original furnishing and decorative ceramic tiles will be decorated with Christmas lights. The event will have holiday music, refreshments, and a handcrafted gift for each guest. The visitor’s […]

Calabasas synagogue offers instruction in Judaism

Congregation Or Ami, in partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism, will offer an Introduction to Judaism course at 7 p.m. starting Thurs., Dec. 2 at the temple, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. The 18-session course offers an education experience for anyone interested in understanding Judaism and Jewish spiritual life. The course is designed for Jews looking to rediscover […]

More lanes not necessarily better

In a recent Acorn article, I learned that Measure R allocates over $175 million for projects in western Los Angeles County. That’s great news. I have been a homeowner in the Lone Oak subdivision for over 20 years. My home is located along Las Virgenes Road between A. E. Wright Middle School and the Meadow Creek signal. Obviously this stretch […]

Reach Out to Your Local School District

Las Virgenes Unified District Office Switchboard: (818) 880-4000 Administration Donald Zimring, superintendent: 878-5225 Mary Schillinger, assistant superintendent of education: (818) 878-5218 Dan Stepenosky, assistant superintendent of personnel: (818) 878-5212 Karen Kimmel, chief business official: (818) 878-5203 Rose Dunn, director of elementary education: (818) 878-5219 Susan Curtis, director of pupil services: (818) 878-5216 Robbie Amodio, director of classified personnel: (818) 878- […]

Turkey Dash to benefit youth, seniors

Race for charity before eating Thanksgiving feast

The Conejo Valley YMCA will host the sixth annual Turkey Day Dash on Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov. 25 at The Oaks mall parking lot, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. The 1K family fun run/walk begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. The races are short enough so participants […]

Variety of sports programs at Conejo Recreation District

•The Conejo Recreation and Park District Sports Office is accepting registration for the 2011 Adult Winter Basketball League. Preseason games begin Dec. 6. League games start Jan. 11, 2011. Games are played Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Thousand Oaks, Borchard and Dos Vientos community centers. The league is open to ages 16 and up and offers C and D […]

Good luck for the canine foundation

Remember American Indians this Thanksgiving

It’s traditional at Thanksgiving to honor and recognize the American Indian people who showed us how to harvest and prepare for the winter. This year we have an opportunity to thank them by helping the most needy of them through the winter. The people of the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota will face temperatures well below zero, as they […]

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