WHS students are Honor Band members

A trio of Westlake High School musicians were selected to represent the school and the Conejo Valley in the California All-State Honor Band. Clarinetist Bob Chen, 15, trombonist Justin Pearl, 17, and trumpeter Ross Lowry, 18, recently traveled to Fresno to perform at the Saroyan Theater during the California Band Directors Association annual convention. Chen and oboist Allison Schwartz were […]

Local school to host fundraiser that supports education

On Sat. evening, March 6, White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village will host a fundraiser, "Masters in the Making," at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Organized by the school’s PFC, the goal of the event is to support quality educational programs for White Oak students. "Every dollar raised from this spectacular event goes directly […]

Quick tips for party planning

A fun and festive celebration is what most children would like for their birthdays––and exactly what parents would like to provide. However, with busy schedules and precious little time for planning, parents often find party planning stressful and frustrating when they are forced to play catch-up at the last minute. Fortunately, with a little pre-planning, pulling together a child’s birthday […]

Save your money, vote no on Measure E

Save your money, vote no on Measure E In March, voters will have the opportunity to approve or reject Measure E, which supports the implementation of a parcel tax in Las Virgenes Unified School District. The argument is that such a tax is needed to compensate for recent cuts triggered by the current state budget situation. Measure E is a […]

Live telecasts would drive up the costs


The city of Calabasas hopes to help broadcast Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education meetings on CTV, the Calabasas local access television station. But the city might be hitting a barrier because neither the school district nor the city can afford it during the state’s budget crisis, according to Calabasas City Councilman Barry Groveman. Groveman thinks he and […]

Women’s club lends support to local charities

At their 35th annual disbursement meeting held recently in Thousand Oaks, the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club announced that they had raised $35,000 for fiscal year 2003. These funds have been disbursed back into the community to 24 local organizations. The club now enters its 36th year of community service. Throughout the year the club hosts a variety of fundraisers. […]

Kindergarten registration to begin for Las Virgenes schools

Kindergarten registration for the 2004/2005 school year in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) will begin on Tues., April 20 at all eight elementary schools between 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. daily. Registration for students entering grades one through five starts on May 3. Mandatory information for registration includes two proofs of residence. Gas and electric […]

Ready to tackle puppy love?

Ready to tackle puppy love? When kids want a puppy, parents need to determine if the family is prepared for the responsibility. Now some special help has arrived to assist families with this puppy predicament. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Cottonelle® brand have teamed up to offer a unique puppy care kit […]


Measure E

I will be voting against Measure E on March 2. All of the proponents of Measure E emphasize that it is only $98 a year and it will sunset in four years unless it becomes permanent by another vote. Except for the recent reduction in car taxes by the governor, taxes rarely disappear. I know that the residents of the […]

Medical building to get more parking spaces

Twenty parking spaces will be added to the Agoura Hills Medical Plaza parking lot at 29325 Canwood Street. The Agoura Hills Planning Commission last week approved the request. The parking lot is accessed from the north side of Canwood Street. The new parking spaces would be added between the two driveways. A landscaped area will be removed to accommodate the […]

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