Bowling for business

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Battle for the Cal Cup, a bowling tournament that raises money for the organization’s public school education fund. The tournament will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., Feb. 15 at AMF Woodlake Lanes, 23130 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. To RSVP, call the Calabasas Calabasas at (818) 222-5680. The entry fee […]

Senior opinion

Transparency, fiscal responsibility, honesty and integrity are all key buzz words used in elections, but sifting through the hype, actions speak louder than words. James Bozajian sees his lack of transparency and his obvious conflict of interest with David Shapiro as a “non-issue.” Not disclosing their relationship during the appointment process goes to the heart of the two men’s characters. […]

Oak Park Unified School Board welcomes new member

Jennifer von Schneidau, a longtime volunteer with the Oak Park Unified School District Wellness Committee, is now serving a two-year term with the board of education. The 22-year Oak Park resident is married to another community mover and shaker—Robert von Schneidau, who has lived in the Oak Park community since 1962. Robert von Schneidau is serving his first term on […]

Continuing education for social workers

An informative talk titled “The Calm Before the Storm: The Warning Signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment” will be presented from 5 to 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 5 at Belmont Village Thousand Oaks, 3680 N. Moorpark Road. James Sutton, MD, will discuss the warning signs of mild cognitive impairment and its relationship to Alzheimer’s disease. Sutton is a board-certified and fellowship-trained […]

Eagles rockin’ & rollin’ in Bird Cage


Life is good for the Oak Park High boys’ basketball team. The Eagles are ranked No. 2 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A coaches’ poll and cruising to a second straight Tri-Valley League championship. Oak Park is making more noise on the hardwood than the party inside J.D. Slajchert’s car on game day. “I ride with J.D. to games, and […]

Opportunity to learn about WEV

Women’s Economic Ventures invites the public to meet the WEV community of business owners, volunteers, donors and staff from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 7 at Dance 4 Wellness, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. D, Westlake Village. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about how WEV helps small businesses succeed. The event is free and light refreshments will […]

Watchout for ‘frankenfish’

In December 2012 the FDA released an environmental sssessment of AquaBounty’s transgenic salmon, pushing it further toward approval. If approved, this would be the first genetically engineered animal allowed into the U.S. food supply. We are now in a 60-day public comment period until Feb. 25 when we have a chance to put the pressure on our public officials, the […]

L.A. mayoral candidate to speak to T.O. women

Kevin James, a candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, will be the speaker at the general meeting and luncheon of the Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated on Fri., Feb. 15 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. James is a former assistant United States attorney and talk radio host. Registration, networking and a book signing by Evan […]

Seminar on treatments for brain tumors

The Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/ Santa Barbara will host a free seminar titled “Treatment of Adult Brain Tumors” with Kofi Kessey, MD, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 7 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Kessey will answer questions and discuss the most important things for brain tumor patients to know when first diagnosed, the latest research on […]


J.D. Slajchert is enjoying a breakout season for the Eagles. The 6-foot-5 senior forward is among the most versatile scorers in the county. He averages 19 points per game. Slajchert penetrates to the basket and shoots from the perimeter. He said he’s received interest from multiple universities to play basketball—Air Force is currently his top choice. Slajchert was sick last […]