2012-09-20

Episcopal youth group walks in steps of St. Patrick




As he climbed Ireland’s holy Mount Croagh Patrick, Donovan Tokuyama gained a greater appreciation for St. Patrick, who often walked the rocky hills in bare feet. “ It was really hard with shoes,” the 14-year-old said of the rainy trek. “And we didn’t even go all the way to the top.” But with great effort came great reward. “The sun […]

Was it heat stroke or poison?



I read the recent article about dog poisoning in Calabasas and have a related story. On Sept. 10 my husband and I took our two dogs on a hike with our friend and his puppy at the trailhead at the end of Las Virgenes. At the end of our hourlong hike our friend’s dog collapsed and started seizing. We performed […]

Organization gives race horses a second chance




The fate of thoroughbred race horses when they can no longer earn their keep by winning races is often a trip to the slaughterhouse. Neigh Savers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing that fate, buys horses slated for slaughter and resells them at a nominal cost to families who will rehabilitate and care for the animals. Agoura Hills’ resident Nicole […]

Remodeling ideas galore presented at Home Show



DESIGN ON DISPLAY—Architect Kevin Tohill greets a prospective client during the 35th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage on Sun., Sept. 9. Left, Alex Yudkevich discusses a walk-in bath with Nora Domingo who stopped by the California Energy Contractors booth during the show.

Master Chorale to celebrate 35th season



Advance tickets are available for Los Robles Master Chorale’s 2012-13 season. In celebration of its 35th anniversary, LRMC will present seven concerts at various venues in Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Agoura Hills and Newbury Park. The 100-voice community choral ensemble is under the leadership of artistic director Lesley Leighton. The season will open in November with “Western Skies,” featuring êko, […]

New principal at Bethany school



For the second time in its 38- year history, Bethany Christian School in Thousand Oaks has a new principal. Tara Morrow began her new position at Bethany Christian School on Aug. 1. Morrow served as the academic dean of the middle school at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, giving her experience with many of Bethany’s alumni. Before her tenure […]


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