Retired teachers sought for mentor program

A special program seeks retired teachers to help mentor first-year teachers in Compton, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Lynwood. The mentors will offer their expertise, including classroom observation and feedback, to new teachers who are part of Teach for America, a national teaching recruitment program helping to place teachers in under-resourced areas. For more information, please call the UCLA Center on […]

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Westlake Village resident opposes new school to be built in Agoura Hills

A parent-faculty group in favor of the future Yerba Buena School was so eager to criticize those residents that live on Blackbird Avenue for not wanting the school built close to their homes. If you need and want the school so much, why aren’t the school buses going to be driving on Reyes Adobe next to your homes, bringing the […]

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CSUN invites the public to enjoy jazz, wine, art at garden party

Exotic plants will be on display

Exotic plants will be on display The public is invited to spend an evening in Cal State University Northridge’s Botanic Garden from 5 to 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 24, sampling fine wines and coffees and enjoying jazz performances. The CSUN Botanic Garden is near the center of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. The College of Science and Mathematics’ […]

Local animal group offers tips on pet protocol

Close to 5 million people are bitten every year by dogs in the United States, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. That statistic is frightening, and points out that aggressive, loose dogs pose a threat to all of us. They can be especially dangerous to a select group of people: those who use guide […]

Everyday activities can build reading skills

You can help your child build valuable skills by incorporating reading elements into everyday activities. Below are a few suggestions for kids of various ages taken from the booklet "25 Fun Ways to Encourage Reading" from Schwab Learning, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids with learning differences be successful in learning and life. You can download a free copy […]

Finding faith through film

Finding faith through film Senior Pastor Rob Calderhead will continue a discussion about "The Gospel in Movies" during his August Film Fest at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Aug. 18 at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Video clips will be shown from the film "The Matrix," a movie that tells […]

Proud to be an American

Proud to be an American I am an American. I was born here. But I am a patriot because of my father. He taught me that to be an American was hard work, a privilege not to be taken lightly. I knew from a young age that my family was lucky to live here, that in Russia and Poland they […]

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