2011-02-03

Man’s disability translates into inspiration

Birth defect no deterrent for author, speaker


With proper attitude and a sense of purpose, anyone can achieve success in their life, says Nick Vujicic, a 28-year-old author and motivational speaker who was born without arms or legs. To many, the disability would be crippling, but Vujicic viewed his lot in life as a challenge. The insults and teasing he received from other children often led to […]

Dentist’s fundraiser to help patient



Finesse Dental Care will host the “Smiles for Tracey” fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Feb. 25 and 26 at the dental office, 860 Hampshire Road, Ste. E, Thousand Oaks. The fundraiser will benefit Tracey Greenberg, an Oak Park woman who has been diagnosed with stage four breast cancer and is in need of assistance. In […]

Law professor to address B’nai B’rith meeting



Laurie Levenson, law professor at Loyola University, will address the Haverim B’nai B’rith of the Conejo Valley at 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 14 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. In her annual appearance in the Conejo Valley, Levenson will discuss insights into recent highprofile cases and legal issues. Levenson has been quoted in newspaper articles and has […]

Opposes teachers’ affordable homes



We are writing this letter concerning the proposed Fountain Place Villas. The most pressing issue at this time at the high school is the lack of adequate parking and traffic problems. Many parking spaces were taken away when the construction of the Performance Arts Center began. Indian Hills High school was also moved to the Agoura High campus, causing the […]

Vujicic to speak



On Tues., March 1, Nick Vujicic will appear at a community strengthening event co-hosted by his company, Attitude is Altitude, and the Women’s Council of Realtors. The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. For information, call […]

Speaking from the heart



The Mind Body Spirit Center in Westlake will sponsor a fundraiser for the American Heart Association from 6 to 9 p.m. Tues., Feb. 8 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Dr. Sharon Norling from the center will speak about heart health and reversing the aging process. Fitness expert Sheila Cluff will discuss how to live […]

St. Jude elementary school hosts open house

K-8 school accepting applications

St. Jude the Apostle Elementary School in Westlake Village recently hosted its annual open house. Wine, dessert and cheese were served at the event. St. Jude is a fully accred- ited Catholic school for grades K- 8. Faculty members have master’s degree and are fully credentialed. The curriculum offers specialized enrichment classes in math, science, technology, forstanding eign language, sports […]

Housing issue invites hypocrisy



Land use policy and change always seem to bring out both the best and the worst in people. Currently, we are in the middle of such an event. In my opinion, the homes next to the high school should go forward. I have formed this view solely based on what I think is hypocrisy on the part of some of […]

Daring young ripper to appear on TV




Aspiring skateboarding pro Alex Midler, 12, has yet to meet a trick or ramp that he won’t try. His spunk even led to a role on a television show filmed at an extreme action sports camp for kids. The A. C. Stelle Middle School sixth-grader will star in the fourth season of FUEL TV’s “Camp Woodward.” The eight-week series premieres […]

Soccer club perfect on the pitch



CAN’T BE BEAT—The Real SoCal Blue Silver Elite U-13 girls’ soccer team is undefeated at the fifth annual Copa Real Nike Invitational Youngers. Pictured in the back row, from left, are Coach Steve MacKenzie, Rachel Julius, Bailey Hobson, Sarah Rodriguez, Mariana de Maille’, Natalie Weinberg, Rachel Finegold, CeCe, Jordan Bradbury and Eva Madarang. Front row: Nahe, Carlie James, Megan Demijohn, […]


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