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Local author examines relationships and faith

BOOK REVIEW ‘Sacred Intersections’

Oak Park resident Steve Adams has published a warm and introspective faith-based work, “Sacred Intersections: Enjoying and enhancing the stories around us.” Published by ThreeFiveSix Press and available online, the 112-page work is about human relationships—both incidental and intimate—and how they can build a bridge to the divine. As stated on the book’s cover: “Everyone has a story. And those […]

Threat assessment seminar taken seriously

Like other school districts across the country, the Ventura County Office of Education increased its awareness about campus violence following the 1999 assault at Columbine High School in Colorado. The Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in which 26 people were killed, including 20 first-graders, emphasized the need for continued vigilance by school officials and law […]

Gardens of the World seeking artists

The Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks is hosting local artists who wish to display their works for public viewing during specified weeks during coming years. All exhibits will be at the garden’s Resource Center and accommodated on a first come, first served basis at no cost to the artists. Available exhibition dates go quickly and artists are urged […]

Youth Naturalist program takesflight

Kids can see a hawk

The next Youth Naturalist Program will present the birds of the Santa Monica Mountains from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 9 at Mountains Restoration Trust, Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas. The session will cover the physiology and behavior of birds. Children will make a related craft and also examine owl pellets and feathers. A guest […]

The Art of Being

“If you’re reading this . . . congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.” — Chad Sugg A pearl of great price: The greatest gift you have ever been given A couple of weeks ago, as I navigated my way through the frenzied masses on a mission to get their holiday […]

On a Sunday scroll

HONORED TRADITION—Above, Chabad of the Conejo members in a procession from Reyes Adobe Park to the Chabad Center for Jewish Life on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills on Sun., Jan. 13. They carried a newly-completed Torah scroll written in honor of the late Rabbi Mordechai Meir Bryski, father of the Chabad of the Conejo executive director Rabbi Moshe Bryski. Consisting […]

Dangerous Kanan intersection demands caution

Entries sought for county fair poster

The Ventura County Fair has opened the annual fair poster contest for youth in grades five through 12 who live in Ventura County. The theme of the 2013 Fair is “Boots, Barns and Banjos” and will serve as the guideline to the imagery. Artwork can be in any medium but may not be three-dimensional and cannot use glitter or metallic […]

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