2012-01-05

Documentaryfilm examines many ideas about God



Congregation Or Ami, in partnership with Conejo/West Valley Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, will screen the new documentary film, “God in the Box” from 5 to 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 22 at the synagogue, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. The film explores the mystery and curiosity about God. A discussion with the director, Nathan Lang, will follow the screening. “God […]

What freshmen should be doing



The anxiety around college admission may peak during senior year, but for many families it begins much earlier. If you start planning for college early, there’s no need to panic. Uncertainty increases anxiety, and knowing what to expect will help parents and students feel more in control. Students can create a four-year high school plan when they start ninth grade. […]

Jew not offended



I’d like to respond to the Cindy Seiff letter of Dec. 22, criticizing Ms. Smith’s letter of wishing people would use the traditional greeting of Merry Christmas, rather than Happy Holidays. I am Jewish and Ms. Seiff does not speak for me, my Jewish friends or Jewish acquaintances in this matter. I abhor the cult of political correctness and take […]

Girl Scouts adopt a family



Spiritually fit in 2012



“Spirituality is not about being perfect but about aspiring to a life of heart-filled integrity. It is a journey and not a destination. When we are spiritually fit and balanced, we are a powerfully exquisite blend of human fallibility and divine perfection. It is this dynamic tension that gives us our uniqueness, our power to create and our compassion.” — […]

High School Highlights



Agoura ChargersFri., Jan. 6: Student-directedmusical/7 p.m.Sat., Jan. 7: Mock SAT/8:30a.m.Student-directed musical/7p.m.Tues., Jan. 10: TAB meeting/7p.m.Wed., Jan. 11: PFC meeting/9a.m. Calabasas CoyotesFri., Jan. 6: NHS meeting/ 10:30 a.m.Murder mystery night/ 7p.m.Sat., Jan. 7: Mock SAT/9 a.m.NHS tutoring/11:30 a.m.Mon., Jan. 9: Picture day formusic programCap and gown info handedout/senior English classesSpring musical auditions/3p.m.Tues., Jan. 10: Spring musicalauditions/3 p.m.Wed., Jan. 11: Habitat forHumanity/12:25 […]

Favorite Westlake eatery is leaving



Went by Bauduccos to get bread and deli. Was told by the clerk— she’s worked there 25 years—that they were unable to obtain an affordable renewal of their lease. As a result, they will be closing after Christmas. I love the place and rely on them for good bread and Italian deli. This is a real loss to the community. […]

Same ol’ new



New year. New goals. New outlook. Same ol’ thing. For the past eight years, my wife and I have spent each New Year’s Eve alone. That’s how it’s been. You see, once we had a child, we were excluded from any and all New Year’s Eve celebrations— babies are typically not welcome at such parties, and baby sitters don’t seem […]

Epiphany event



St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will present its annual Epiphany Celebration and Blessing of the Waters Ceremony at noon Sun., Jan. 9 at Ventura Harbor, in commemoration of Christ’s baptism in the Jordan by St. John the Baptist. After Sunday services at the church in Camarillo, the congregation and guests will gather dockside outside the Greek at the Harbor Restaurant, […]

New yoga studio a goodfit for community




Brad Burnam, owner of the new Burn Yoga studio in Agoura Hills, has a vision. Although Burnam wants his business to be financially successful, he’s okay with just breaking even as long as he makes his mark on the community of Agoura Hills. At the age of 33, what he wants most is to create a model community service business […]


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