Celebrating WWll veterans

The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will host an event called “Celebration to Honor the Men In Our Lives” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues., May 24 at the recreation and event center, 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. Speakers from Wings Over Wendy’s will share their experiences from WWII combat. WOW consists of about 70 to 80 veterans […]

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A day for cancer survivors

The Dignity Health St. John’s Cancer Center of Ventura County will host a celebration for cancer survivors, family, friends and caregivers to commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day Fri., June 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. in its healing garden and conference rooms 1 and 3 at 1600 N. Rose Ave., Oxnard. The event will feature music, food, education and guest […]

Cancer survivors join Relay For Life

Stacey Hood was only days removed from a mastectomy when she walked in her first Relay For Life last year. The then-39-year-old Thousand Oaks resident had been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer three weeks prior and underwent the surgery right away. After the relay, she’d have the first of 16 rounds of chemotherapy. “I had only had surgery and […]

Free acting workshop

A free acting workshop for all ages will be presented by Sherry Faith at 11 a.m. Sat., May 28 at 28854 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Following the seminar, participants can meet and mingle with the acting coach. Faith is opening the West Coast Actor’s Studio (Actors Lab Inc.). Seating is limited. For more information, location and preregistration, email production@ Actors-Lab.com.

Pet of the week

OL’ BLUE EYES—Milton is a male black and white domestic shorthair cat about 2 years old. He is litter-box trained and shows little interest in small children. If you would like to adopt Milton ask for ID No. A4714451 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the […]

University Village residents share Holocaust experiences

Six Holocaust survivors were honored during a National Day of Remembrance candle-lighting ceremony May 5 at University Village retirement community in Thousand Oaks. “I wish that all who are here agree with me that we don’t want to happen again the worst genocide of mankind,” said Clara Knopfler, one of the six survivors, all residents of University Village. In 1944, […]

Six things seniors can do to keep driving longer

Other Side of 50

Even more than they wish to remain in their homes as they age, today’s seniors wish to keep their ability to drive for as long as possible. This should come as no surprise to most adults. The capacity to drive represents their ability to enjoy out-of-home activities when they choose to, and that is linked to a feeling of independence […]

Student wins elite award for Scottish dancing

Schiff recognized on world stage for her footwork

When Emma Schiff dances, the world notices. The 17-year-old Agoura High School student is the first Highland dancer to win the Music Center’s Spotlight Award in the nonclassical dance category since the honor was first given 28 years ago. Competitive Highland dancing is a style of Scottish dance developed in the 19th and 20th centuries for entertainment at public events. […]

Event spotlights shelter cats

Healthcare for Homeless Animals and the Agoura Animal Shelter, with the help of Cindy and Levi Morrow, will present a Cat Cafe from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., May 22 on the grounds of the shelter, , 29525 Agoura Road. The event will highlight the cat program with a chance to visit with the free roaming cats in the […]

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