2014-02-20

Student creates ‘Mona Lisa’ with thousands of pushpins




David Michael may be more interested in culinary arts than fine art, but his version of the “Mona Lisa” is generating a lot of buzz around school. A freshman at Oak Park High, David created a rendering of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting using more than 5,000 pushpins. “ It took me about nine months, but I wasn’t working on […]

Gala for school



The Conejo Jewish Day School will host its annual gala fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 23 at The Luxe City Center Hotel, 1020 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Dennis Prager will give the keynote address on the power of education. The event will include a silent auction and dinner with gourmet food and wine. Proceeds from the auction will […]

Lupin Hill welcomes Honest Abe on P-Day



Open curling in Simi



SoCal Curling will host open curling at 7:15 p.m. Sat., March 1 at the ice rink, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Curling is a Winter Olympic sport in which teams of four take turns sliding 42-pound stones across the ice, aiming toward a target on the other side of the playing area. As the game is played on the […]

Let’s dance at Zumba party

Funds raised benefit YMCA

The Conejo Valley YMCA will host an outdoor Zumba dance party at 6 p.m. Fri., March 7 at the Y’s outdoor basketball court, 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. YMCA Zumba instructors will lead the workout. The event will collect money for the YMCA’s annual fundraising campaign. Proceeds go toward making YMCA programs and memberships available to those in financial […]

Forgiveness film



Lifetree Café will host a free program titled “The Struggle to Forgive: Finding a Way Forward” at 7 p.m. Thurs., March 6 at 71 Loma Drive, Camarillo. The program will feature a film about Alicia Brady, the victim of a gang-related drive-by shooting. A dancer, Brady sustained injuries that caused her to lose the ability to perform competitively. She tells […]

Environmental leader appreciated




The legacy of Carl Gibbs lives on in Calabasas. The longtime environmental and community activist died in 2006. He was one of the founders of the City of Calabasas and a founding member of the city’s Environmental Commission. At a recent meeting, the commission recognized Gibbs for his contributions in protecting the local qualify of life and natural resources. During […]

Eye on the Conejo



A fantastic fundraiser Tommy Lasorda, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was the guest speaker at a recent fundraiser for Mary Health of Sick in Newbury Park. I attended as the guest of fellow Kiwanian Jack Tucker, who knows I’m a true-blue Dodger fan. Lasorda, known in the baseball community simply as “Tommy,” didn’t disappoint. He told jokes and […]

Coyote Classic champs maul the competition



You’d be nuts to try, but she did, and it worked




With nut allergies on the rise to the point where some schools have banned all peanut products from campus, it was only a matter of time before somebody with a concern for health would cook up an alternative product. Agoura Hills resident Katalin Jambor, 59, has invented a new taste treat she calls SuperButter. The creamy spread captures the flavor […]


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