2012-08-02

BRIEFS



Lions’ Alakija preps for Olympic Games Oaks Christian High track star Danni Alakija will represent Fiji in the London Olympics. Alakija will make her run for the gold in the women ’ s 400-meter race Fri., Aug. 3. The 400 semifinals are on Saturday and the finals will be on Sunday. Alakija was born in Great Britain and raised in […]

Precarious time for school fundraising



T.H.E. (Together Helping Education) Foundation recently donated to the Las Virgenes Unified School District approximately half of the more than $400,000 the foundation raised from June’s big fundraiser in Calabasas. What a great way to kick off the new school year. Because LVUSD faces a $3.4-million deficit due to state budget cuts, the donation will allow the district to maintain […]

Never bored when it comes to chess



NEXT BIG MOVE— Above, Alton Qian of San Gabriel, 6, plays an over-sized game of chess with his father Sam after Alton’s competition round in the 17th annual Pacific Coast Chess Open held in Agoura Hills on Sat., July 21. Right, 14-year-old Matthew Shuben of Calabasas considers his next move while his opponent takes note of her position during the […]

Other Side of 50

Daily calls can offer reassurance

Many single or widowed seniors continue to live in their home well into their 80s and 90s. In fact, living alone has become more common for all age groups over the past 50 years. Single seniors who are older and consciously make the choice to live in their own home in later years often do so because they feel a […]

Picnic open to Jewish singles



In honor of Tu B’Av, the Jewish Valentine’s Day, the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue invites singles and the community to a picnic before services from 6 to 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 3 at Westward Beach in Malibu. Services will follow at 7 p.m. Attendees should dress warmly and bring chairs. For more information, call (310) 456-2178 or visit www.mjcs.org.

Over the top



Anti-gay backlash



The city of Boston has rejected Chick-fil-A and so should we. Regardless of your beliefs, we should not welcome a franchise that teaches intolerance. Our community is better than that. Let’s embrace those who believe in the acceptance of others regardless of how they choose to live. Mark Rashba Oak Park

Pro plays on golf’s biggest stage

. Roger Gunn’s son is his caddy at U.S. Senior Open


In his first round at the U.S. Senior Open last month, Oak Park golfer Roger Gunn shot bogeys on four straight holes. It was not the result he was hoping for. Gunn, who is the director of instruction at Tierra Rejada Golf Club in Moorpark, performed better in his second round at the Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake […]

Friends, fun and food to help Many Mansions



ALTOGETHER NOW—From left, Sam Cimino, 5 and Mary Cimino, 4, of Westlake, share a big hug with Abby Valestrino, 5, of Thousand Oaks, at Westminster Presbyterian Church’s food truck fundraiser on Thurs., July 26 in Westlake Village. Left, Tony Jones of the Hodads Band performs for the crowd. Below, Cayley Tosgosnell of Westlake paints Dalmatian spots on 9-year-old Alette Laughton’s […]

New ministry meets in Calabasas



Anointed To Heal Ministries invites the community to Bible study every Tuesday at 7 p.m. and a worship celebration every Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Agoura Hills-Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Dr. Helen Patricia Hill is the senior pastor. Hill obtained a Ph.D. in theology from the Sacramento Theological Seminary in 2003. She also has an […]


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