2011-08-04 E-Edition

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JNET mixer has island theme

JNET’s Summer Splash Island Mixer will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Participants are invited to wear festive island attire and bring a kosher-style dairy dish for a pot luck dinner. Those with last names beginning with A-F, should bring an appetizer; G-R bring a main dish; […]

Philharmonic offers opportunities for kids

To those who think the New West Symphony is the only professional orchestra in Ventura County, think again. Since 2000, the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic has created opportunities for Conejo Valley youngsters, backed by a professional orchestra, to perform great works of classical music in public. The nonprofit organization is unique in its quest to take talented youths to a higher […]

No temple affiliation needed at Hebrew school

Jewish education is not just for families who belong to a certain temple or synagogue. At one small school in Agoura Hills called Judaic Studies by Nomie (JSN), children from all walks of Jewish life are welcome to learn about their faith and culture. The independent Hebrew school, which is unaffiliated with any temple or organization, offers families a mix […]

Remodeling company wins an award

For the third year in a row, Thousand Oaks-based Westside Remodeling received a Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer satisfaction. GuildQuality is a customer satisfaction survey company used to help remodeling companies monitor and improve the quality of their service. Westside was one of 154 remodeling companies throughout North America recognized for superlative performance. Westside Remodeling is at 1164 Newbury Road […]

Science program receives grants

The Las Virgenes Unified School District’s Traveling Science Team was one of the programs slated for cutting as a result of reductions in state funding. However, through the efforts of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and a private foundation grant, students in grades four and five will continue to receive hand-on science education for the 2011-12 school year. School […]

Agoura woman earns PhD

Jessica Lohnberg of Agoura Hills was recently awarded a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Iowa. She completed an internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach and has been accepted for a one-year fellowship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. She attended Willow Elementary, Lindero Canyon Middle and Agoura High schools. Lohnberg attended […]

Parents to receive help with school e-registration

The RACI (Registration And Check In) Committee of Calabasas High School and the Calabasas City Library will provide computer time for parents who want to complete their information forms for the upcoming school year online but don’t have computers or need tech support. RACI’s Open Technology time will be from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tues. and Thurs., Aug. 9 […]

Getting a head start on college applications

School will start soon, and for seniors who will be applying to college, the more they get done now, the less stress they will have throughout the fall. If you still need to visit colleges, late August could be a good time if the colleges are back in session before your school year begins. There are a number of changes […]

Poundstone coming to The Canyon

Comedian Paula Poundstone will perform at 9 p.m. Sat., Aug. 13 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Poundstone was recently inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame. The Hall’s chief archivist said she was unanimously chosen because “her wit, insights, intellect and fantastic capacity to improvise helped to set the bar for all artists in stand-up in […]