2017-01-05 E-Edition

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Book reveals steps toward a fruitful life

Rabbi Aryeh Lang of the Chabad of Camarillo said he has boxes of “Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson” in his home to give as gifts. The book by Simon Jacobson encapsulates the teachings of Schneerson, the seventh Rebbe of Chabad and the leader of the worldwide Chabad movement. Widely considered the foremost Jewish […]


Triunfo Park headed downhill

For the past two years the Conejo Rec and Park District has mismanaged the maintenance of Triunfo Park: first, by dumping toxic chemicals onto grassy areas with limited or no warning signage and then by avoiding demands from the neighbors for a long-term public use plan and ignoring calls for alternative plans. What CRPD is doing now is the quick […]


FRI., JAN. 6 New Year’s Dance 6 to 9 p.m. at Community Center auditorium, 1605 E. Burnley St., Camarillo. For active adults (seniors). Semi-formal evening of dancing. Music by DJ Mark. Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District sponsors. Cost: $10 at door. Phone: 805.482.4881. Web: www.pvrpd.org. SAT., JAN. 7 Thousand Oaks AAUW 9 p.m. at Stella’s Gourmet Restaurant, 2385 Michael […]

Objects to recent U.S. stance on Israel resolution

Security Council Resolution 2334 states that Israel’s settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and demands that it stop. The resolution passed because 14 of the 15 states on the council voted for it, and the U.S., usually the bulwark against anti-Israel measures at the U.N., abstained. The resolution is both […]

New supper club wows Conejo Valley

Acorn Epicurean

When excellent, upscale food and a vibrant, intimate atmosphere are paired with mellow live music, you get a restaurant that sings. Bistro 101 Jazz & Blues Lounge is a hip, new supper club-inspired establishment in the Conejo Valley that’s sure to please diners and music buffs alike. So what’s a supper club? you might ask. It’s a fine-dining restaurant that […]

Celebrating with light and love

TRADITION—Auna Simon and children from the Calabasas Schul Jewish learning program take part in the schul’s annual menorah lighting and Hanukkah celebration Dec. 28 at The Commons in Calabasas. Below, Tobin and Piper Williams with their prize-winning entry in Congregation Or Ami’s Homemade Hanukkah Contest. The eight days of Hanukkah ran from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. The Hebrew holiday […]

Stone, Gosling hit emotional high in timeless musical

The Movie Nut

“Here’s to the ones who dream,” Mia sings. “Foolish as they may seem.” Movies simply don’t get any more magical than “La La Land.” From the opening credits when the screen widens out to announce “Presented in Cinemascope,” to the closing scene that’s reminiscent of “Casablanca,” this is an homage to yesterday with a spirit that’s timeless. It’s a film […]

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