2013-03-07

A magical day for families affected by cancer

Annual program honors Daniel Jacoby, former board member of Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara invites adults and children with cancer, cancer survivors and their families to the ninth annual Daniel’s Day of Magic with a magic show and snacks from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., March 10 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Dorian, a 30-year veteran magician and member of the Magic Castle, will provide the entertainment. […]

Cancer support programs slated for March



The Cancer Support Community will offer the following free events and programs of support and education for people with cancer, cancer survivors, and their loved ones. From 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays through April 1: Six Ways to Mindfulness features experts offering different approaches, including Paul Norr, a mindfulness and insight meditator on March 25; and Paula Getty-Shearer, a […]

Exhibitors are needed for health expo in April



The Conejo/ Las Virgenes Future Foundation is seeking sponsors and vendors/exhibitors for its Community Health Expo III: Healthy Living for a Healthy Future from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 13 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. According to Karen Malatesta, the foundation’s executive director, the goal of the health expo is to make […]

Relay For Life event sees growing pains




The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills faces an uphill climb. The community event that raises funds for cancer research is slated for April 20—but one week later, on April 26, student relay teams will participate in a similar fundraiser at Agoura High School. Jenni Campbell, a longtime volunteer for Relay For […]

It’s a Dr. Seuss kind of day



Full house at benefit



The second annual Texas Hold- Em Poker Tournament hosted recently by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley raised an estimated $42,000 for club activities, which was about 20 percent higher than the inaugural tourney. More than 140 players participated in the event held at the North Ranch Country Club in Thousand Oaks. The Boys & Girls Clubs […]

Troop seeks a few good young men

Scouts learn camping skills

Troop 485 of Westlake Village invites families and their sons to a get acquainted evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., March 11. The boys will learn the best way to build a fire, and then reap the benefits of their efforts with a tasty Churro. Any boy age 10 to 17 is welcome to join the troop whether or […]

The soul of a Girl Scout



BEST FOOT FORWARD— Allison Royal, a senior at Agoura High School, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award with a project titled “One Step at a Time.” Allison held a shoe drive at Lupin Hill Elementary School and put on an event for more than 60 Girl Scouts. She collected more than 1,000 pairs of shoes for the Soles for Souls […]

Kids served the trip of a lifetime

Local players attend Davis Cup matches in Florida

Katie Tavasoli usually watches Davis Cup tennis matches on her television at home. The 12-year-old Westlake Village resident never dreamed she would watch a Davis Cup match in person, just a few rows away from the world’s best tennis players. Katie and her friend Emily Ackerman, 13, of Westlake Village were chosen to attend the Davis Cup match between the […]

The Art of Being



“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” — Albert Schweitzer Helping others is helping yourself Recently, my wife, Diane, had a conversation with her 90-yearold mother. When she told me that her mom […]