2014-09-18 E-Edition

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YMCA says time is right for final fundraising push

In the throes of the recession, few were hit harder than the nation’s nonprofit organizations whose funding—the private donation—dropped faster than the falling dollar. But times are better now and so is the outlook for those charitable groups that depend on the generosity of others. Officials say sizeable contributions have been made to the $55-million Westlake Village Park and YMCA, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 400 in damage smashing a window and denting the door of a car parked in the 30100 block of Agoura Road Aug. 31. Someone caused $ 300 in damage puncturing the tire of a car parked on Strawberry Hill Drive Aug. 28. Calabasas A burglary occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Sept. 3 at an […]

Chamber offers just a ‘Taste’ in Westlake

Annual event provides samples from restaurants, wineries and breweries

The sixth annual Taste of Conejo presented by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 9 to the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. The all-inclusive evening will offer food, wine, beer and spirit offerings from dozens of local restaurants, breweries and wineries. Live entertainment will be provided by […]

Pianist tickles the ivories

The Ladies’ Society of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County will present pianist Alan Roubik in concert at 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. Roubik will perform his original compositions as well as his arrangements of popular songs. Roubik scored the awardwinning documentary “Germany and the Secret Genocide” by J. […]

Weekend schedule

Lights, camera, Calabasas

The inaugural Calabasas Film Festival held last weekend at theaters in The Commons and at Viewpoint School gave local residents, actors and industry insiders a chance to revel in all things Hollywood. About 700 people attended the three-day film festival presented by the City of Calabasas and the Bob Smith BMW and Mini dealerships. The Calabasas Film Festival was organized […]

Shelter the horses

An abandoned thoroughbred gelding found on a railroad track and an Arabian mare that was discovered tied up to a pole in Baldwin Hills are both ready for adoption at the Agoura Animal Shelter. The emaciated horses were transferred to Agoura Hills about two months ago, said Nelson Gonzalez, an attendant at the shelter for the past five years. Since […]


Rabbi and cantor join the ‘frommunity’

Rabbi Ira Rosenfeld and Cantor Beth Wasserman Rosenfeld, husband and wife and co-founders of Or Echad and HomeShul, have coined a new phrase: frommunity. “We are trying to create an atmosphere where everyone associated with us feels like they are an important part of our circle of friends and community, hence, frommunity. Whether you are one of our HomeShul families […]

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