Docents needed in Malibu

Ramirez Canyon Park in Malibu is seeking docents to lead weekly garden tours and private garden tours and to help with special events, publicity and clerical tasks. The park is noted for its varied garden settings as it was lushly landscaped when owned by entertainer Barbra Streisand. For additional information, please call Joan Pankratz at (310) 589-2850, ext. 123, or […]

Rose Society to host fall tour fundraiser

The Ventura County Rose Society will sponsor a fall tour and fundraiser, “From Ramona to Don Raymundo,” starting at 9 a.m. Sat., Sept. 24. Guests will meet at the Park ’n’ Ride at the Las Posas offramp of the 101 Freeway for carpooling agreements, maps and event schedule. The tour will feature two booked docent tours and a catered lunch […]

Viewpoint opens cente

Students, faculty, staff and the Board of Trustees of Viewpoint School in Calabasas recently celebrated the opening of the new Upper School Academic Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks from members of the school community. Calabasas city officials were also present. The 40,925-square-foot building contains classrooms, stateof-the-art science labs and a technology center set in a restored natural environment […]

L.A. Zoo is home to rare okapi

A 10-year-old male okapi is the newest inhabitant of the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. An elusive and solitary animal, the okapi was one of the last of the large mammals to be discovered. Native exclusively to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa where it was discovered in 1901, the okapi is the only living relative of the […]

Valley Artists Studio tour is coming up

The fourth annual Valley Artists Studio Tour will be presented from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 1 and 2. The public is invited to visit the studios of 42 fine artists, meet the artists and purchase original artwork. The tour is self-guided and will showcase artworks in a variety of media. Sculptor Mario Jason is among […]

To school and back the old-fashioned way

Other than the standard common sense reasons to bus or walk to school, this month’s column identifies two compelling reasons: children’s health and overall quality of life. The greatest impact of pollution occurs on developing lungs. To no surprise, lung cancer and other respiratory ailments in nonsmokers are on the rise. A recent, long-term Children’s Health Study conducted by the […]

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This week in 1975, the Old Agoura Homeowners Association met with leaders of the local Baptist Church in response to the congregation’s request to establish an elementary school and day care center. Neighbors living near the church opposed the new school out of concern for increased traffic and potential danger to children and animals. A state law prohibited large animals […]

Cooking for a cause

OPUSD raises over $22,000

After sending out a letter to nearly 4,000 students asking for donations to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina, the Oak Park Unified School District raised over $22,000 for the hurricane relief effort, according to school officials. “One of the moral imperatives of the Oak Park Unified School District is to ensure that our students develop a sense of social responsibility […]

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Agoura Hills Someone stole an iPOD from a vehicle parked on Torre Pine Place on Sept. 6. The loss was $300. The damages to the vehicle were about $150. On Sept. 6, someone broke into a vehicle parked on Torre Pine Place to steal a purse containing credit cards, a debit card and a cell phone. The items were valued […]

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