2014-01-23

CLU presents a variety of musical performances



California Lutheran University will present free musical performances in Samuelson Chapel at 165 Chapel Lane on the Thousand Oaks campus. Donations will be accepted. In addition to campus parking, parking will be available at Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard. For more event information, call the music department at (805) 493-3306 or visit www.callutheran.edu. KammerMusikere, a chamber orchestra from Pacific Lutheran […]

Blame on farmers



Thank you, Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation, for producing the forum on water concerns in California. This forum brought several facts to light, such as the majority (66 to 75 percent) of the water transported by the State Water Project goes to farmers. The price the farmers pay for that water is 25 to 50 cents on the dollar, compared to […]

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Rhodes scholar enlightens OCS students



Westlake Village resident Aurora Griffin, 23, an Oaks Christian School alumna and a 2014 Rhodes scholar, spoke to the students of OCS on Jan. 9 at the first school chapel of the year. While a student at OCS, Griffin was the 2009 valedictorian and a CIF equestrian champion in show jumping. At Harvard University she studied the classics. At the […]

Vaccines recommended as flu season hits peak




Swine flu is making its way through Ventura County once again, and public health officials are urging people to get vaccinated before the local flu season hits its peak. As of Jan. 7, six people had been hospitalized this season in Ventura County with confirmed cases of H1N1—the same infl uenza A strain that reached a worldwide pandemic level in […]

Dog owners need to be responsible



This letter is in response to the letter in the Jan. 16 issue from the writer complaining about having to obey leash laws for dogs. I felt the letter was naive and selfish in taking consideration only for the writer’s own wishes and wants, with no regard for the safety of those around him. My father was severely bitten by […]

For special needs families



The Center4Special Needs, a parent-founded nonprofit organization, will present the second annual conference for parents of youth with special needs, “The ABCs and XYZs of Special Needs,” from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 22 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. The conference will offer sessions in English on ADHD, conservatorship, IEPs, sexuality, food issues, trust […]

Scholar-in-residence to lead a Torah study



Alan Morinis, dean of the Mussar Institute, a nonprofit Jewish education organization, will be the Scholar-in-Residence Fri., Jan. 31 through Sun., Feb. 2 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Morinis will present a sermon on “What the Giver Gets: The Torah of Generosity” at the 7:30 p.m. service Fri., Jan. 31. He will lead a Torah […]

Talk on breast reconstruction



The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will have a free educational workshop titled “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Breast Reconstruction” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 23 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Dr. Georgeanna J. Huang will discuss breast reconstruction and non-reconstruction options, how to make a deci- sion, medical factors that can influence decisions, and how to prepare […]

Group shoots for new Calabasas film fest




Calabasas officials gave thumbs up to a new film festival that will showcase the city and highlight it’s close connection to the movie industry. The inaugural Calabasas Film Festival, presented by Pelagius Entertainment, is slated to take place Sept. 10 through 14. “Our mission is to promote Calabasas and its strong connection to the film and television industry,” said festival […]


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