2017-04-06 E-Edition

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Water rate redux

I am writing about the lowering of water rates back to normal levels now that the drought is over. I called the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District on March 30 and asked if the board had planned to discuss lowering the water rates and the answer was a resolute “no.” I was surprised about this so I went to their […]

A charitable bunch

MAKING DEPOSITS TO THE FOOD BANK—The Boys Team Charity Conejo Valley League loads up a shopping cart with groceries for its March 26 rally at Ralphs grocery store on Kanan Road in Agoura Hills. The goodies were bound for Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank. The donation is part of an ongoing commitment the members have to assisting Manna. The Boys […]

Wisdom of the ages

HEAR O ISRAEL—Rabbi Julia Weisz, left, unrolls the Torah scroll and shares its beauty with children and families during Congregation Or Ami’s Mishpacha Family Learning Program. In Mishpacha, young families learn about Jewish tradition in sameage groupings and then meet together for hands-on activities.

Name shaming

There are many names in every language that are hard to pronounce. Many names could use phonetic clues. For example, we doubt that everyone would know how to pronounce “Sean” the first time they see it. However, that should not be a showstopper. If a person has a reason not to know how to pronounce a name, there are a […]

New GOP leader to speak in T.O.

The Conejo Valley Republican Women luncheon meeting will take place Fri., April 21 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration and social connections will begin at 11 a.m. with the program and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Kristin Olsen, the newly-elected vice chair of the California Republican Party, will speak on “Restoring California’s Greatness.” Olsen served as […]

T.O. temple invites community to Passover Seders

In celebration of Passover, Temple Adat Elohim, a Reform congregation, will host a series of Seders and events for members and for the community. All Seders will be in the temple social hall, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Each Seder meal will be provided by Cielo Catering. TAE’s annual Community Seder will start at 5:30 p.m. on the second […]

Immigrant song

In recent weeks, commentators in the media have discussed the possibility of American culture being overwhelmed by an increase in immigration. They describe the evolving self-identification of second-generation teenagers from simply American to foreign-national identity or pan-racial identity, blaming the American education system’s teaching of civic education and multiculturalism for this change in identification as well as the social distrust […]

Recycled R u n way

Jehovah’s Witnesses to hold events

The local congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses invite the public to attend the major events they will host this year. This month, Witnesses around the world will hold their annual commemoration of the Lord’s evening meal, also known as the Memorial of Christ’s Death. The Conejo Hills congregation in Thousand Oaks will hold this event at 7 p.m. Tues., April 11 […]

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