2010-12-23

Two objects of desire



I have a confession. I cannot deny it any longer; I am torn between two objects of desire. Though in theory they are presumed to be the same, they are in fact, oh so scrumptiously different. I think about each of them, crave sitting down with them, separately of course. And though it may seem fickle that I cannot choose, […]

Can have plastic bag awareness without being told



An article last week discussed Sacramento’s failure to pass a law banning plastic grocery bags. Do we really need a law? Can’t we do it ourselves? For the past decade my wife and I have used our cloth bags at grocery and other stores. I’ve only seen two other people use cloth bags in the past 10 years. Recent surveys […]

Joni Eareckson Tada remains committed to supporting the disabled worldwide




By Sylvie Belmond “I believe that God works everything out for my good and his glory, even that diving accident so many, many years ago” says Joni Eareckson Tada, leader of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center in Agoura Hills as she dictates an e-mail to a supporter using her computer’s voice activation system. With message complete, the 61-year-old […]

Mitzvah project to help enslaved children



Calabasas teams with Valley Chambers in award presentation



The Calabasas Chamber, Canoga Park- West Hills and Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chambers of Commerce gathered at the Westfield Holiday Festival at Westfield Topanga on Dec. 2 to celebrate the holiday season and to announce the winner of the Westfield Rose Goldwater Community Service Award. The award recognizes an individual within the chambers who exemplifies extraordinary community service. The winner was Lois […]

Cycling plan failed



It’s interesting that everyone talks about cyclist’s riding indiscretions, driver’s adherence to mandated rules and regulations, about sharing the road and common courtesy when that is postmortem discussion. The purpose of bike lanes was to reduce the number of vehicles by encouraging drivers to short distance commute and run errands by bicycle. The concept has been a dismal failure in […]

Zonta names award recipient



The Zonta Club of the Conejo Valley Area will host a luncheon in January to honor the Southern California recipient of the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship award. The event is from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 8 at the 94th Aero Squadron restaurant, 16320 Raymer St., Van Nuys. Ashley Moore will receive the $5,000 award. She graduated from […]

Jewish high school finds permanent home



The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles announced it has come to an agreement to sell the Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus in West Hills to New Community Jewish High School as the new home for the school. The agreement is subject to certain conditions. The school will need to make certain improvements to the property and receive entitlements before […]

Salon supports Casa Pacifica



Guy Matthew Salon and Day Spa is in its fifth year of collecting presents for needy children at Casa Pacifica. The goal of the Agoura Hills business is to give each child at least one present. Opened in 1994, Casa Pacifica serves 450 children through age 18 who are abused, neglected or severely emotionally disturbed. Each child filled out a […]