Teacher, health clerk honored by LVUSD

Jennifer Klein and Edna Sandoval have been recognized as 2015 Employees of the Year by the Las Virgenes board of education and school district leaders. The women were honored during the Oct. 13 school board meeting. Klein is a 25-year employee of Las Virgenes Unified School District who teaches the Journeys prekindergarten class at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas. […]


Mitzvah Day at Temple Etz Chaim Temple Etz Chaim will host Mitzvah Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1 at the synagogue, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event is a coordinated day of social action where individuals from the synagogue and community participate in volunteer projects to benefit local, national, and international nonprofits. Individuals can […]

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Mastering the power within

Tai chi martial arts form offers health, happiness and vitality

Traditional Chinese music resonates through the morning mist, conveying serenity and harmony as a dozen people move in synchrony in a quiet area of Oak Canyon Community Park. The group is performing a series of slow, fluid movements under the direction of David Chang, a tai chi instructor from Newbury Park. Tai chi, also spelled t’ai chi and tai ji, […]

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New library at girls’ school

DEDICATION—Principal Kathleen Vercillo and Sister Myra McPartland on the steps of the newly renovated library at Louisville High School, a Catholic girls’ school in Woodland Hills. The school recently hosted a dedication ceremony for the library, including a blessing of the new space by Bishop Gerald Wilkerson.

Seniors and the challenge of intimacy

Sex. It’s a subject every adult knows about. For many over 65, however, having it—or even talking about it—can be so difficult that it can make them hesitate to even broach the topic. But as Americans are living longer, healthier lives, the need for intimate contact remains an important part of their lives. Ken Madan, a certified senior adviser who […]