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Woman leaves business world for ministry

In Hebrew, the word rabbi means teacher. For Lisa Bock, the role of rabbi suits her perfectly because teaching the Torah and Jewish traditions to congregants is her calling in life. “I have a love of learning and teaching,” said Bock. “I love that moment when someone learns something and connects it to something else and the lights go on. […]

AYBA teams prevail in championships

Garrett Kuipers

Garrett William Kuipers, an Army lieutenant, graduated Feb. 22 from Black Hawk Helicopter School at Fort Rucker, Ala., and was deployed March 6 to Korea as a MedEvac helicopter pilot. He graduated from Calabasas High School in 2005. Kuipers earned an aeronautical degree from Embry Riddle University in Ariz. in 2010.

Calabasas seniors invited for lunch

Savvy Seniors for ages 50 and up will host a luncheon and class registration for Spring/ Summer programs at noon on Wed., March 28 at Guido’s Italian Cuisine, 23436 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Attendees can meet instructors, get information about classes, and watch a cooking demonstration by Chef Eleano. The cost is $20 for threecourse lunch. To sign up for the […]

Digging Dr. Seuss

Oak Park MAC narrows search for community logo

City contest down tofive entries

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council has narrowed down entries in the Oak Park logo design contest to five, according to Brett Garrett, creator of Oak Park Update, an online newsletter for the Oak Park community. The winning logo will be chosen after Oak Park residents vote for their favorite design. Mike Paule, vice chair of the Oak Park MAC, […]

Teen trip to CityWalk

The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District will host a trip for teens in grades six through 12 to Universal Studio’s CityWalk from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon., March 19. Registered participants will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road and depart from CityWalk around 4:30 p.m. with an expected retun at 6 […]

Authors discuss their books at brunch

Lisa See, author of “Dreams of Joy,” “Shanghai Girls” and “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” will appear at Brandeis National Committee Conejo Valley chapter’s annual Books ’n Brunch event at 9:30 a.m. Wed., March 28 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. Rabbi Naomi Levy, author of “Hope Will Find You,” and Cara Black, author […]

Author Christopher McDougall featured in city reading event

The City of Agoura Hills will explore the joy of running in this year’s Agoura Hills Reads: One City, One Book program. “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall delves into the lives, health secrets and running habits of the Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyons of Mexico. The Tarahumara Indians are considered some of the greatest distance runners in the […]