2016-07-07 E-Edition

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Muslims and the West

It’s laughable that President Obama, while discussing a group called Islamic State that fights in the name of Islam and is a greater threat to moderate Muslims than all Western countries combined, claims that if we use the words “Islamic terrorism” it will play into their hands and turn this into a war between Islam and the West. Newsflash: That […]

Heroes honored for saving lives

GRATEFUL—Above, 6-year-old Teddy Ward meets Chris Markey, an emergency medical technician with McCormick Ambulance Service during a June 25 recognition ceremony for first responders at Station 89 in Agoura Hills. The boy fell 25 feet in Topanga last year and a quick response by firefighters saved his life. At left, Tom Kitchin, second from right, joins the firefighters and paramedics […]

Chabad thanks firefighters

SALUTE TO SERVICE—Rabbi Eli Friedman presents fire department members with a plaque during a June 26 firefighter appreciation event at the Chabad of Calabasas.

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A bicycle built for two happy spouses

Newlyweds Lily Talamantes and Lynn Wilkirson rolled into their new life together in style. Talamantes, a preschool teacher and Wilkirson, a sales manager for a car dealership, were married June 25 at the Westlake Village Inn while 56 friends looked on. The festivities began not with a limo ride to the hair salon but with a 55-mile bike ride through […]


SPECIAL BOND— I n a confirmation service at Congregation Or Ami, 12th-graders affirm their commitment to Juadism. From left: Rabbi Paul Kipnes, Elisabeth Grossman, Olivia Sharon, Lauren Perlmutter, Lauren Cohen, Paige Hyman, Andie Harris, Zachary Oschin, Jonathan Ginsburg, Rabbi Julia Weisz and Cantor Doug Colter.

Bloom’s bill on rehab homes stalled

Law looks at over-concentration of homes in the community

An Assembly bill that would have required the Department of Health Care Services to notify cities or counties when a residential alcohol or drug rehab facility might be coming to their jurisdiction appears stalled in committee. Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) wrote AB 2403 so city or county officials would have the chance to deny a facility if it is […]

League seeks new vendors for boutique

The National Charity League Inc., Conejo Valley chapter is seeking vendors for its holiday shopping event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 13 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. More than 20 boutique vendors are already confirmed as well as a food truck. Funds from the event will be used to support scholarships […]

Outdoor Shabbat

Valley Outreach Synagogue will host Shabbat under the Stars, a summer service in the park, on Fri., July 8 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. A picnic will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Jewish experiential learning fair at 6 p.m. and the Shabbat service starting at 7 p.m. For details, call (818) 882- 4867 […]

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