2015-03-05

The power of athletics

Viewpoint School celebrates its new team center


Participation in sports can teach students the importance of teamwork, altruism and strong work ethics. The pairing of quality athletics programs with strong academics is essential in a child’s success, said speakers during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Viewpoint School in Calabasas as they celebrated the opening of the new Balaban-Webster Team Center. The 4,100-square-foot space provides locker rooms, and weight-training […]

Drought Device Helps Reduce Water Use



As California struggles with the most severe drought in a century, political leaders are scrambling to enact water conservation measures. Saving water is no longer a choice, and Drought Grid is poised to help residential Californian landscapes survive the drought. Drought Grid recently introduced moisture-grid technology at the Water Conservation Summit, organized by state Assemblymember Das Williams, the City of […]

Go fly a kite



Cabrillo Music Theatre will host Broadway in Your Backyard at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza with the event “Let’s Go Fly A Kite,” inspired by the company’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., March 8 in Carpenter Park, outside the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd.. At the event, families and individuals can […]

Newest Agoura cell tower even has firemen upset

Erected without notice, critics say


New 70-foot cell towers are popping up near fire stations and at other locations throughout Los Angeles County, causing angst among some residents and the union that represents 3,200 firefighters who live and work at county-owned fire stations. “Even firemen are upset,” said Mollie Helfand, who lives across the street from Los Angeles County Fire Station 65, on Cornell Road […]

Chocolate lovers will eat this up



Ascension Lutheran Church’s Leisure Age Group will host a Chocolate Covered L.A. tour for seniors on Mon., March 16. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the church at 1600 Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks. The first stop will be at the Chado Tea Room for chocolate tea and cake, followed by lunch with chocolate dessert at Hollywood’s Renaissance Restaurant, which […]

Personalized Kitchen is Hub of the Home



The kitchen is an important center in the home. Family and friends gather there for nourishment, some people practice the art of cooking there and others use it as a stage to entertain. It’s also the first place children run to when they get home from school to see if their favorite snack is waiting. Homeowners can personalize kitchens to […]

Play uses magic to get vengeance




A duke seeks to avenge a wrong, two young people fall in love, and spirits do their magic in Oak Park High School’s production of William Shakespeare’s final play, “The Tempest,” opening tonight. In this play, Antonio has stolen the title of his brother Prospero, the Duke of Milan, and has exiled him and his young daughter, Miranda, to a […]

Time to make a change



Sun., March 8 marks the beginning of daylight saving time. Remember the old adage “spring forward, fall back.” You must turn your clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Most people make the change before they go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight saving time begins for much of the country at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March. Clocks […]

GOP group meets



The Woodland Hills Republican Women Federated will meet from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thurs., March 12 at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Wayne Jett will discuss the Fair Tax Act and Ernie White, Citizens Against Agenda 21, will talk after lunch speaker. The cost for lunch is $25. RSVPs are due by Sun., March 8. To […]

Welcome, debutantes

March 7 ball planned in Ventura

Seventeen young women were introduced as debutantes at the 58th annual Las Patronas Presentation Tea held last November at a private home in Santa Paula. The girls were presented to the members of Las Patronas, an auxiliary of the Assistance League of Ventura County and their guests. The tea is a first in a series of events that will culminate […]


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