Kever Avot memorial service at Pierce Bros.

A complimentary Kever Avot memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sun., Oct. 6 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park and Mortuary, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The service will be held in front of the main building. Kever Avot, which falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, is a time when families visit the graves of […]

Temple launches infant care center

There is a quote painted on the wall above the 12 cribs in Temple Adat Elohim’s new infant care center: “Every child is a story yet to be told.” The story of the center started its first chapter in August, when the newest addition to TAE’s child care options opened its doors. The temple on E. Hillcrest Drive has offered […]

Epiphany concerts underway

The Epiphany Music Guild will present its 14th season of recitals, concerts and special choral services at the Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. A special Member Appreciation event at 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 22 will feature award-winning singer Janine Lovullo in a performance of Broadway show tunes and American standards. The music guild’s regular season will […]

Faithful visit ‘graves of the fathers’

Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries will host free Kever Avot Community Memorial Services Sun., Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills and 1 p.m. at Mount Sinai Simi Valley. Kever Avot, which in Hebrew means “graves of the fathers,” is an ancient custom dating back to the beginning of Jewish history. Each year, between Rosh Hashanah […]

SAT’s new ‘adversity score’ based on student hardships is scratched

College Board responds to critics

Students taking the SAT will no longer have to worry if their “adversity score,” a number based on the environmental and socioeconomic hardships they faced in their communities, played a part in their college admission. About two months ago the College Board, the New Yorkbased nonprofit that creates the SAT, announced it would add an adversity score to its college […]

A $pecial gift for teachers

WELL-DESERVED—Westlake Rotarian Stephanie Bell-Harbourne, left, donates a gift card for Staples office supplies to Nancy Avina, Conejo Elementary School manager. The Westlake Village Rotary Club launched a pilot program to support lower-income campuses of the Conejo Valley Unified School District. In the first year, Rotary gave $50 gift cards to 100 teachers at six elementary schools in the district. Teachers […]

College and career event

Career and College Knowledge Night will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 at Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Hwy. The annual event is a partnership between Calabasas, Agoura and Oak Park high schools. The evening consists of three 30-minute presentations on topics relevant to choosing careers and the college-going process. Presentations will include: the UC and […]

Kids come first at Boys & Girls gala

Honorees embody group’ s mission

The Conejo Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley returned to its roots last Saturday night and paid an emotional tribute to the organization’s founder and longtime leader, Cal Johnston. The Boys & Girls’ 17th annual gala dinner and auction at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village also honored Johnston’s wife, Marje, a supporter and active committee member of the […]

Conejo haunted house a frightening prospect

Reign of Terror Haunted House, an award-winning walkthrough venue, will feature new thrills and effects for its 20th season this year. The house has 115 spine-tingling rooms and nine inter-connected horror-themed attractions, all indoors and covering 25,000 square feet in the single largest indoor haunted house in Southern California. Reign of Terror will be open for 16 nights at Janss […]

New West welcomes three board members

New West Symphony added new members to its board of directors: Dwight Brown, Mark Fitzpatrick and Kar en Dean Fritts. The three were elected at the symphony’s recently held annual meeting. Brown is co-owner of Home Helpers of Thousand Oaks, a caregiving agency that has helped more than 1,000 seniors age in their own homes. Previously a vice president at […]

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