Lenten services offered at St. Paul

Lenten services offered at St. Paul Pastor Mark Schaefer will lead Lenten services each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 9 and 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Agoura Hills. Topics for the services will include: "I surrender my soul/life-prayer" (Sun., March 7) and "By my hand-Barabbas" (Wed., March 10). The Wednesday evening […]

Looks back at grocery store strike

I’m a Boy Scout of Troop No. 745 and for a Merit badge I need to write a letter to an editor of a magazine or newspaper about a local problem. The problem that I am writing to you about is the grocery store strike. I think that it’s a problem because they have been on strike for about four […]

Teens to discuss Bradbury book

The "Book Scene 4 Teens" book discussion group will next examine "Fahrenheit 451," Ray Bradbury’s classic tale of a futuristic world where books are banned and burned if found, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., March 17 at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. The gathering offers teens the opportunity to share pizza, discuss books and […]

“The Passion of the Christ”

"The Passion of the Christ" Directed by: Mel Gibson Starring: Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci, Hristo Jivkov, Mattia Sbragia Rated: R (for brutality, bloodshed and strong, strong violence—should be NC-17) Running time: 128 minutes Best suited for: The curious, the devout—who choose to regard the film in the context of understanding and improving their lives, not degrading those who […]

Pilates Studio to host health fair

BetterBody Pilates Fitness Studio will host a free health fair and osteoporosis workshop on Sat., March 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at their studio at 622 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park (next to Ralphs). The Arthritis Foundation will be presenting the workshop on osteoporosis at 2 p.m. Ella Cranny and Camille Torgeson, certified instructors from the foundation, will talk […]

Matthews added to Lions’ staff

Clay Matthews, the 19-year NFL star who most recently was the defensive coordinator at Agoura High School, has joined the coaching staff of Oaks Christian High School’s football team, according to Lions’ head coach Bill Redell. "As you know, we have a really good coaching staff and adding someone of Clay’s expertise and background, we feel very fortunate," said Redell. […]

Community partnerships nurture love for reading in kids

Read With Me: The Community Reading Challenge seeks to motivate children to read
through good role models

Read With Me: The Community Reading Challenge seeks to motivate children to read through good role models To become successful readers, students need positive reading role models both in and outside the classroom. Increasingly, community members are stepping in to fill that role and support the work parents and teachers are doing to encourage children to read. "Children become successful […]

If Words Could Talk

In Memory of

In Memory of I read that how civilized a society is can be measured by how it treats it dead. Well, we really seem to care for our dead. We may not care quite as much when they’re living—but let them die and the sky’s the limit. Pre-planning for death isn’t high on most people’s agenda but there are steps […]

Fireworks firm under fire

Calabasas City Councilman Barry Groveman doesn’t want the city to contract with companies that are environmentally reckless. He and the city council asked staff to write a policy requiring companies that do business with Calabasas to disclose any relevant environmental information as part of the bidding process. This issue came up after Groveman, an attorney who’s handling a water case […]

Debate to address U.S. military

Debate to address U.S. military Is a military draft fair? Is a voluntary military fair? Should universities and colleges have ROTC programs? Is military reserve duty justified in what it requires of reservists? A panel of Cal State University Northridge faculty will examine these and other questions during a special discussion, "The Draft vs. a Voluntary Military and Other Moral […]

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