OPUSD master plan totals $115 million

The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education approved the district’s facilities master plan during their meeting last week The plan’s goal is to update all six campuses within the Oak Park Unified School District. The work will take five years to complete and will cost nearly $115 million. The plan was outlined with help from Fields and Devereaux […]

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Critter Tails Pooch gives best kind of therapy

Lois and Jay Kessler of Agoura Hills told us about their yellow Labrador retriever, Ginger, who is a registered therapy pet with Love on a Leash. The Kesslers had Ginger certified when she was 6 years old because she brought smiles to people everywhere she went. Jay is a continuation high school principal with the Los Angeles Unified School District. […]

Dickens’ ghostly tale to be broadcast on Christmas Eve


Actress Charlene Tilton, a former star of the television series “Dallas,” will serve as the celebrity guest host for the Ventura-based Every Now and Then Theatre’s 16th year of presenting a radio drama of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story.” Goldcoast Broadcasting’s AM 1520 KVTA will air the locally-produced program, without commercial interruption, on Christmas Eve, Sat., Dec. 24, […]

Westlake hires new dial-a-ride company

The Westlake Village City Council voted unanimously last week to change their current diala-ride service provider and sign a new contract with Californiabased MV Transportation. The city-subsidized service offers discounted rides to Westlake Village seniors, disabled residents and area teens. The program has been available for the past 20 years and services nearly 400 riders a month. Westlake officials said […]

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“King Kong” Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Jamie Bell, Kyle Chandler and Andy Serkis (as both Kong and Seaman “Lumpy”) MPRA rating: PG-13 (action violence including a few gruesome deaths) Running time: 181 minutes Best suited for: Although I abhor this expression, here goes: for kids of all ages Least suited for: […]

Teen twins skip high school, go to college

While some high school students gripe about the demands of honors or advanced placement classes in local Conejo Valley schools, and others bemoan the boring “busy work,” Anita and Sonja Dhanvanthari, 15-year-old identical twins from Agoura Hills, have no complaints about school. The girls skipped most of high school and now attend the Early Entrance Program at California State University, […]

Whooping cough cases triple in Los Angeles County this year

Los Angeles County recently revealed a large increase in reported cases of pertussis (whooping cough). The outbreak is similar throughout California and the United States, according to health officials.  By the end of August, over 178 pertussis cases were reported to the L.A. County Immunization Program this year, nearly a three-fold increase in the number of cases reported in the […]

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