2011-03-10

Buddhist center welcomes community




Visitors were invited to the Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center in Thousand Oaks last weekend to explore the traditions and practices of one of the world’s major religions. The Kadampa center, which is open to all, offers Buddhist teachings that originated in India more than 2,000 years ago. Lessons are provided through meditation classes, introductory and advanced courses, chanted prayers and […]

Supports increase at the Chabad



The Chabad House of Oak Park is a symbol of faith, family and community worship for the Jewish community residing in Oak Park. It has become a staple of compassion, understanding and love for its congregants, as well as the neighborhood as a whole. Most Jewish locals view the Chabad House of Oak Park as a quiet location that houses […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura A vandal caused $500 in damage driving a vehicle on the grass field of Chumash Park at Argos Street and Driver Road Feb. 27. Someone stole a $200 duffle bag containing a $75 pair of dance shoes, and $600 worth of music CDs from a vehicle parked at the Agoura Village Center in the 29000 block of Agoura Road […]

Cabrillo CEO leaves a legacy of success




Carole Nussbaum, president and CEO of Cabrillo Music Theatre, a group that stages Broadwaystyle productions at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, resigned from her post last week to take another job in the nonprofit field. Nussbaum, who became involved with the 30-year-old nonprofit volunteer theater group in 2004, is credited for restoring Cabrillo’s financial solvency. Under her leadership, the […]

It’s tough being a kid



Fundraiser to benefit community charities



The United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks will host its “There’s No Place Like Home” fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Sat., March 19 at the church, 1000 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will have silent and live auctions, hors d’oeuvres, and live musical entertainment. Auction items include a timeshare membership, use of a 38-foot motor home, a […]

Son of Hamas



The article on “Son of Hamas” was so far off the mark that we wonder if your special correspondent was even at the event and, if so, how could she have completely missed Mosab Hassan Yousef’s message. At no time did we hear him “reach out to Jews.” What we heard was an account of how an inspired individual moved […]

Oak Park changes how enrollment is counted




The Oak Park School District’s policy of capping the number of out-of-area students attending local schools has been modified in order to increase enrollment and revenue. Last September the school board voted to limit the number of out-of-town students to 35 percent of the district’s student body. This year, transfer students comprise about 33 percent of the student population in […]

Children learn to care for the environment




Fourth-grade students at Willow Elementary School received a hands-on lesson in water science last week that city, school and environmental officials hope will last a lifetime. The city of Agoura Hills initiated an elementary school water education workshop in collaboration with Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Resource Conservation District. Kelly Fisher, Agoura Hills public works project manager, said […]

Youth volleyball registration underway



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes and VolleyPop will offer a volleyball league for youth in grades four through eight. Registration is underway. Games will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, March 19 and 26; April 2, 9, 16 and 30; and May 7 and 14 in the gym at Colina Middle School in […]