2012-11-08

Rabbi to discuss spirituality for all




A spiritual path to God for people of all faiths will be discussed next week by Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum, a world-renowned kabbalist from Israel. Greenbaum will be the featured speaker at a program presented by The New Shul of the Conejo at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 14 at the Agoura Hills Sheraton, 30100 Agoura Road. The program, titled “The Easiest […]

Three cities, three state Assembly members




California’s recent political redistricting threw a curveball at our local cities. Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village wound up in not one but three separate Assembly districts. In the new state 50th Assembly District, which includes Agoura Hills, Mayor Richard Bloom of Santa Monica held a scant 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent advantage over fellow Democrat Betsy Butler as of […]

Fundraiser to support children entering foster system



The WOSMOH (Women of Substance and Men of Honor Inc.) will host its sixth annual fundraiser titled “Supporting the Journey” from 4 to 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 at the Resting Raven Ranch, 31029 Lobo Canyon Road, Agoura. WOSMOH is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to providing physical, emotional, financial and educational support to underserved at-risk youths who have a […]

Children learn the value of good deeds through mitzvah projects



SERVICE TO OTHERS—Above, the children, from left, Mias Sonnenberg-Ihim, 7, and her 10-year-old brother Evans, of Agoura; Adam Feslen, 11, of Oak Park; and 10-year-old Leah Merjan of Thousand Oaks prepare a check for $1,882. The check was a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to Matthew Pettis of Thousand Oaks, seated far left, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. […]

New a la carte fare at Four Seasons

Restaurant review / Raw Bar


If you’re still not convinced that our Conejo/Las Virgenes valleys have some of the finest cuisine in Southern California, then here’s a new offering that should do the trick. It’s the newly opened Raw Bar and it’s available every Friday evening at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Westlake Village venue that brings you fine dining at the ONYX and Hampton’s […]

THE Other Side of 50



Building bones At age 35 I found out my bones weren’t as strong and healthy as a normal 35-year-old’s. Back then, almost 20 years ago, on my first appointment with a new doctor, one of the forms I was asked to complete was a checklist of 13 risk factors for osteoporosis. I read down the checklist. Am I female? Check. […]

Waxman again for U.S. Congress




Rep. Henry Waxman will keep his longtime job as U.S. Congressman now that the ballots have been counted in Tuesday’s election and his victory secured. The veteran Democrat was put to the test by challenger Bill Bloomfield, a Republican-turned Independent in the newly formed 33rd Congressional District. District 33 includes Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood […]

Iconic music recalls sounds of ‘60s, ‘70s

CONCERT REVIEW The Desert Rose Band


In his long career, Chris Hillman has been an integral part of three musical revolutions, a feat few musicians can claim. As an original member and bass player for the Byrds, he helped pioneer folk-rock in the mid-’60s. In the early ’70s, he joined the Flying Burrito Brothers, which melded progressive country music with rock. Then, in the ’80s, Hillman’s […]

Making a monster win



The British are coming to CLU venue



Areté Vocal Ensemble will open its fourth season with “The British Are Coming!”, a concert of British music by The Beatles and a 20th century composer known for his choral works, at 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 11 in Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near the corner of Campus Drive at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. This is the first […]


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