Rabbi writes book on relationships

Rabbi Michael Barclay of the New Shul of the Conejo Valley in Agoura Hills has written a book that explores universal messages of truth in the Bible for people of all faiths. “Sacred Relationships: Biblical Wisdom for Deepening Our Lives Together” weaves portions of the last 11 books of the Hebrew Scriptures, known as Ketuvim, into guidebooks that facilitate and […]

Discussion of stem cell potential

California Lutheran University will present a free lecture titled “Stem Cells: Promise and Potential” from 8:30 a.m. to noon Fri., March 8 in the Lundring Events Center, north of Olsen Road between Campus Drive and Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus. This is the inaugural event in the new Cell Biology Symposia providing cuttingedge information about cell biology research […]

College Honor Roll

Ilysse Gay, a senior at Northeastern University in Boston, and Lauren Gay, a sophomore at the University of Illinois- Champaign Urbana, both made the recent dean’s list at their respective schools. Ilysse,a 2009 Oak Park High School alumna, will graduate with honors in May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Lauren is a 2011 graduate of Agoura High School.

Students relive Ellis Island experience

ALL DRESSED UP— At top, students wait in line for train tickets while participating in White Oak Elementary School’s Ellis Island simulation in Westlake Village on March 1. After a simulated boat trip, students went through the process of entering the country the way of their ancestors at the turn of the 20th century.

Adventists present cooking demo

In an effort to help families have longer and healthier lives, the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church will present a health lecture, cooking demonstration and dinner at 4 p.m. Sun., March 17 at 480 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. The Health and Longevity event will reveal diet secrets of the world’s oldest living people. Radio talk show host, John Westerdahl, […]

Agony of defeat

Westlake boys’ basketball team reverts to bad habits in CIF-SS title game setback

The heartbroken Warriors sat on the bench while the Redondo Union High boys’ basketball team celebrated its CIF-Southern Section Division 2A championship. Westlake didn’t move during the championship ceremony. Some players watched silently while others hung their heads, tears dripping onto the hardwood. “We went back to old habits and didn’t play our game,” senior guard Grant Lozoya said after […]

Around the world by staying home

Incumbents Bozajian, Maurer, Shapiro reelected to Calabasas City Council

Jody Thomas a distant fourth in rancorous municipal election

Only 15 votes separated the top two vote-getters in Tuesday’s Calabasas City Council election, yet the race wasn’t even close. Voters overwhelmingly chose incumbents Mary Sue Maurer, James Bozajian and David Shapiro in the three seats up for election. Almost 1,000 votes separated third-place finisher Shapiro and the only challenger in the race, fourth-place finisher Jody Thomas. “It feels great. […]

Sculptor’s work is life-size

Artist now creating a mural for Westlake Village

Known best for his realistic animal sculptures, artist Joe Wertheimer said he is most inspired by original projects that test his creativity and expertise. Working at his studio in Westlake Village, the 68-year-old architectural designer and sculptor is creating a 340-foot mural for the city of Westlake Village. The mural, at an undisclosed location, will be unveiled later this year. […]

The changing face of Jewish icons

Congregation Or Ami’s Center for Adult Learning in partnership with Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will present “The Changing Face of American Jewish Icons” at 5 p.m. Sun., March 19 at Con- gregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. Dr. Leah Hochman, professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, will explore the ways […]