2013-08-22

Music from the masters raises funds for cancer research



They don’t know what’s best for us



The citizens of Westlake Village have made a decision about the proposed senior housing project at the former Westlake Hospital site. For many reasons, they decided that this is not an appropriate project. Just as I, a resident of Westlake Village, would not presume to tell the citizens of Agoura Hills or Thousand Oaks what is best for their community, […]

Writer’s club to honor Acorn fiction contest winners

Entertainment lawyer to speak

The San Fernando Valley branch of the California Writers Club will present entertainment and media attorney Kendall T. Jones giving a talk on “Contracts 101 for Writers” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 7 in the Katzenberg Room, Motion Picture and Television Fund Home, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills. Jones’ presentation will discuss the basic terms and the do’s […]

Household supplies are toxic to pets



Household pets are adorably curious, but they can’t read labels or plant their own gardens. One of the biggest mistakes pet owners can make is to underestimate a pet’s curiosity and overlook dangers of common household items. It’s up to pet owners to read labels for them, make sure cleaning chemicals and other toxins are out of reach and maintain […]

CLU wins top interfaith award

Students host dinners, visit religious sites

The Interfaith Youth Core recently awarded California Lutheran University its Best Overall Campaign Award for students’ efforts to promote interfaith cooperation in 2012- 2013. CLU received $ 1,500 to increase the scope of its IFYC Better Together campaign and three free registrations for an Interfaith Leadership Institute. With a grant from the Vesper Society, five students and three faculty members […]

Pros and cons of freeway signs



If I remember correctly, the traffic alert signs that dot our freeway system started showing up before the ‘84 Olympics. That was when we were warned of “Black Friday” and the original “Carmageddon” that would put our fair city at a standstill with the start of the Olympics paired with Friday rush hour. AMBER Alerts didn’t come around until sometime […]

Manna seeks donations for students



The summer is winding down and families are getting ready for back-to-school shopping. But with the cost of school supplies, clothes, fees and books, many families won’t have money left over to provide their children with nutritious meals and snacks. Manna food bank is asking the community to donate child breakfast items like cereal, canned fruit, juice, breakfast bars, granola […]

Pet of the Week



Make own shofar during farm trip



Chabad of Camarillo invites the community to a pre-High Holiday trip to the farm and a three-part series of free lectures about the holy days. Chabad of Camarillo, in conjunction with JOLT (Jews Out Learning Together), a program funded by the Jewish Federation of Ventura County, has invited the wider community to take part in a family trip from 11 […]


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