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Learning gardens blossom at school

COMMENTARY /// Nature education


Lupin Hill, Round Meadow, Sumac, Willow, Chaparral and Mariposa elementary schools in the Las Virgenes district all have learning gardens, and soon A.C. Stelle Middle School will have a garden of its own. The gardens have been incorporated into the schools’ curriculum so that students can gain knowledge as they tend the fruits and vegetables. Learning about pollination, worms, soil […]

Enrichment classes for adults

Encore Older Adult Education Program is a Pierce College education program designed for older adults age 50 and up, but all students over 18 are can enroll too. Courses address the educational needs and interests of older adults, with topics that promote independence, personal growth and development, physical and cognitive health and positive aging. Registration for the five-week winter session—Jan. […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 14: Winter pep rally/ gym/10:05 a.m. ComedySportz/main stage/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15: Community benefit concert/lower field/5 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 20: Freshman movie night/main quad/6 p.m. Fri., Dec. 21: Winter break-no school through Fri., Jan. 4 Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Dec. 14: Musical auditions/ black box Adopt-a-family sock sales through Wed., Dec. 19/homeroom Sat., Dec. 15: Musical callbacks/ […]

Free family photos

A local photographer is offering to do free portraits of families who lost treasured photographs and other possessions in last month’s fires. Angel Fleig, a resident of Thousand Oaks, is the owner of Majic Moments Photography. “I can’t imagine all that was lost in these fires, personal belongings, clothing, family heirlooms, and the one thing that keeps tugging at me […]

Oak Park district marks Indian holiday



To honor the large population of Indian students attending its schools, the Oak Park Unified School District changed its calendar to give students a half-day off for Diwali, a major Indian holiday. Diwali falls on different days each year, and this year it was celebrated Nov. 7. The quest to recognize Diwali was inspired by three Oak Park High School […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 7: Late start day Coffeehouse night/G building/ 6 p.m. Mon., Dec. 10: Link Crew/G building/12:30 to 1 p.m. Tues., Dec. 11: “Every 15 Minutes” meeting/A1/6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Dec. 7: Theater Arts Club inductions/black box/6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 8: SAT/ACT/8 a.m. to noon Mon., Dec. 10: Auditions for musical through Fri., Dec. 14/ black box […]

School parents form fire relief fund

In the days immediately following the Woolsey fire, a group of parents in the Las Virgenes Unified School District founded Las Virgenes Fire Relief (LVFR), an organization that raises money and collects goods on behalf of district families whose homes were lost or severely damaged in the fire. Nearly 100 families with student and staff in the school district either […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 30: Cabaret night/black box/7 p.m. Dancing with the Star Chargers/ gym/7 p.m. Tues., Dec. 4: Senior panoramic picture info/gym/8:45 a.m. Celebrity concert/main stage/7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5: Blood drive/gym/7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 30: Pumpkin stress ball sales/homeroom and lunch Native American games rotations/ upper quad/noon Winter dance concert/PAEC/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. […]

Community helps families without homes



In this season of giving, a community has rallied to help three local families who lost their homes in the Woolsey fire. The families will get a fresh start thanks to a GoFundMe campaign. A member of each of the families works at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park The school’s campus supervisor, Lisa Williams, who is married to Mike […]

Calabasas water polo team warms up community with donated blankets

The Calabasas High School water polo team recently made and donated 10 fleece blankets to Project Linus, a national nonprofit that donates blankets to children in need. The local Project Linus chapter gives nearly 300 blankets a month to kids in hospitals and to other organizations where blankets are needed. After eating pizza, the boys began making the blankets in […]


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