Or Echard to light up the Sabbath

Or Echad will join the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in hosting one of the 1,000 Shabbat celebrations on Fri., Nov. 14. “Let’s Shine as One” is the motto of the annual event. “Or echad translates to ‘one light,’ so it seems appropriate that we participate in showing our unity with the Jewish community in celebrating the blessings of […]


The Las Virgenes water district has been promoting water conservation for many, many years now. It seems like forever that the district’s newsletters have prodded customers to landscape with native plants instead of thirsty lawns and shrubs. When Lee Renger arrived on the board of directors nine years ago, he upped the ante by urging tiered water rates, which reward […]

Oak Park staff is appreciated

I want to take this opportunity to say how much I appreciate the great work our Oak Park High School football coaches have accomplished this year under new coach Tim Kenney. You might say, really, the JV has only won two games and varsity hasn’t had one win yet. But you would be wrong. It is not about winning or […]

Dramatist to discuss writers’ diaries, letters

The Westminster Presbyterian Church will host a presentation by dramatist and author Martha Miller titled “Letters Through the Ages” at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 2 at 32111 Watergate, Westlake Village. The Westlake Village resident, who researches, writes and presents programs about historical figures, will discuss the historical connections in selected writers’ diaries and letters. Tickets are $10 and can be […]

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Halloween magic

My 11-year-old son recently got over being scared to death, and he can finally endure scary movies. He tells me his nightmares are even fun. So I can really lay it on this Halloween. The magic of Halloween is the frights, the mystery, the unknown. “There’s a house,” I told him. “I don’t even like to walk past it. The […]

Programs support people with cancer

The Thousand Oaks-based Cancer Support Community will offer the following free programs for people with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, unless stated otherwise. To register for events, call (805) 379-4777 or visit www.CancerSupportVvsb.org. Tues., Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Cancer Treatment Side Ef- fects workshop with Dr. Samuel J. Slomowitz. […]

Concert for All Soul’s Day

The combined voices of the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale directed by Terry Danne, the St. Martin of Tours Choir directed by Rick Wilkinson and the St. Mel Choir directed by Francesco Alleruzzo will present an “Eternal Light” concert at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 1 at St. Mel Catholic Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. The music will include John […]

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