School board seems to favor extended day for kindergarten


School board seems to favor extended day for kindergarten The Sumac Elementary School extended day kindergarten pilot program will likely continue for another year, according to Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) officials. At a recent board meeting, Ann Eklund, LVUSD director of elementary education, presented a completed parent survey that supported longer school days for 5- and 6-year-old students. […]

Africa comes to life at Oaks Christian School


Oaks Christian High School (OCHS) students recently experienced a day without books to learn about life in Africa. The symposium, titled "Africa E.R.–Exploration and Relationship," presented students with an intimate view of life in Africa. It addressed the continent’s riches and struggles for both nations and people. In addition to learning about the geography and cultures of Africa, students attended […]

Dog obedience class offered

The Community Services Department of the city of Calabasas is offering a dog obedience class at Gates Canyon Park, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Calabasas. Sessions are for people 16 years and older, with dogs at least 4 months old. Basic obedience commands will be taught during classes from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays, when dogs will learn to […]

OPHS student to attend leadership conference

Lindsay Bailey of Oak Park has been selected to participate in the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) in Washington, D.C. from March 30 to April 4. NYLC is a leadership development program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. Bailey will be one of about 350 outstanding scholars from around the country at the conference. […]

Temple to host Moscow Male Jewish Choir

The Southern California debut of Hasidic Cappella will take place at 4 p.m. on Sun., March 21, when the Moscow Male Jewish Choir performs at The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills. The Moscow Male Jewish Choir, known for its vast range of musical styles, has delighted audiences throughout Russia and Europe since its inception in 1991. Their repertoire […]

OPUSD board member offers gratitude

OPUSD board member offers gratitude This is a letter of gratitude. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the success of Measure D4 for Oak Park schools. Without the support and involvement of the entire community we could never have done it. Special thanks go to the Friends of Oak Park Schools, a grass-roots committee […]

Fire risk reduced near Malibou Lake

The 125-home hamlet of Malibu Lakeside, nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains behind Malibou Lake, has now become a more defensible community during wildfires thanks to the "Lakeside Firewise" Hazardous Fuel Reduction Program. Malibu Lakeside Homeowners’ Association (MLHA) initiated a proactive approach to address the high fuel load in the neighborhood after more than 50 years of unchecked growth of […]

Country crafts to be featured

The tradition of handcrafted folk art will be showcased at the Country Folk Art Craft Show March 12, 13 and 14 in San Miguel Hall at Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura. Every artisan participating in the show is juried and selected for "their outstanding workmanship and integrity of creative design," according to the show’s organizers. Each Country Folk Art […]

Prolonged computer use may cause problems

A national survey reveals nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of Americans are concerned about vision problems caused by prolonged computer use. The new survey, for the American Optometric Association (AOA), also found that the public believes this eye condition, called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is a major vision problem, and 64 percent believe it will worsen in the future. "The AOA […]

Sunny Skies will brighten day campers’ dreams

Sunny Skies will brighten day campers’ dreams Parents are invited to attend Open House events to learn more about Sunny Skies Summer Day Camp from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, March 21 and April 25, at the 23-acre ranch site on Triunfo Canyon Road (off Kanan Road south), Agoura. Operating since 1974, the camp offers children ages 4 to […]

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