2016-06-09

Dancers are show stoppers



DREAM TEAM—Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts goes up against dozens of other dance studios statewide for top honors over Memorial Day weekend at Showstopper, the largest dance competition in the country, in Anaheim. Above, the first place platinum winners are the “Cantaloop” teen tap duet and “All About That Bass” adult tap duet dancers, from left, Logan Garretson, Sulor […]

Congregation Or Ami puts faith in Rabbi Kipnes, spiritual leader



Congregation Or Ami of Calabasas recently signed a lifetime agreement with Rabbi Paul Kipnes to lead the synagogue into the future. The Reform Jewish synagogue, serving the West San Fernando and Conejo valleys, also announced restructured partnership options (membership) and a redesigned Kesher 3.0 religious education program. Kipnes has led Congregation Or Ami for 18 years. He has grown the […]

War stories

University project features collection of tales about WWII Japanese American internment

Marilyn Takahashi Fordney of Agoura Hills was 6 years old when strangers arrived at her family’s rented home in Los Angeles and started removing all of their belongings. “I was sitting on the curb as they brought things out of the house, and I couldn’t figure out what was happening,” said Fordney, now 79. “They were taking out furniture and […]

Agoura Chargers golf tourney



The Agoura High School Football Foundation will host its inaugural golf tournament Mon., June 27 at Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. Golfing and course contests will begin at noon followed by dinner at 5 p.m. The event is for those over age 21. Proceeds will support the Agoura High School Chargers football program. A $160 donation will […]

Exhibit features scenes of the West

Gallery show to run through Aug. 11 at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran University will present a free art exhibit, “Romancing the West: A Legacy of American Images,” through Aug. 11 in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art north of Olsen Road on the Thousand Oaks campus. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Two artists, Logan […]

Giving peace a chance to work in our lives, families, cities

Roots of Faith

In 1969 John Lennon recorded his song “Give Peace a Chance,” urging an end to the Vietnam War, but at the time his life was anything but peaceful. The Beatles were barely speaking to each other. Apple Corps finances were in a mess and lawsuits were flying. The media was hounding Lennon and his new wife, Yoko Ono. Our lives […]


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