Online auction to benefit Chaparral

Chaparral Elementary School will host its sixth annual online auction March 16 through 25 at www.biddingforgood.com/ chaparralauction. A wide range of items will be available including entertainment experiences, sports tickets and luxury travel. Some of this year’s auction items are: Travel packages to Ritz Carlton Kapalua Maui, Waldorf Astoria Park City and the Capella Resort Cabo San Lucas; an exclusive […]

Blumenfield’s double duty

State Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) beat neighborhood council activist Joyce Pearson and four other contenders in Tuesday’s Los Angeles City Council District 3 race to represent the West San Fernando Valley. He won 52 percent of the March 5 vote. But last November Blumenfi eld also won the newly configured California 45th Assembly District, which includes Calabasas. Opponents have […]

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 […]

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