Lindero teacher organizes drive to support the troops abroad

Donations give soldiers a connection to home

Daria Carpiac, a seventhgrade social sciences teacher at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills, recently enlisted the help of her students in collecting donations for U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. Under Carpiac’s initiative and guidance, Lindero organized its first school-wide support drive for troops currently overseas. Carpiac began a classroom donation drive two years ago when a family friend, […]

Former Calabasas football stars spending holidays in Hawaii

University of Nevada

It’s a winter wonderland covered in sun, surf, sand and football. For Alex Rosenblum and Ezra Butler, two former Calabasas football standouts, they’ll be spending Christmas Eve in Honolulu, Hawaii, playing for the Nevada Wolf Pack (8-3) in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl against the Central Florida Golden Knights (8-4). Both players graduated from Calabasas High in 2003, and both were […]

Two familes, eight black belts

Alex Alsabery and Ean Yeakey have a few things in common. They’re both 9 years old, their mothers shared the same hospital room when they were born— Alex is two days older than Ean—and they are both black belts in Tang Soo Do karate. But if you think either of the two receives any special attention from their family members […]

Friedl named to water board

Jim Friedl Jr. was appointed to director of Division 5 at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, in Calabasas, by the board of directors last Tuesday, filling the board vacancy left by the late Ann Dorgelo. According to district officials, Division 5 covers a large portion of the city of Agoura Hills. He will serve the remainder of the current […]

Music Man of the cloth

Agoura dominates Thousand Oaks

Cabrillo Music Theatre names artistic director

Veteran director Lewis Wilkenfeld of Los Angeles has been appointed artistic director for Cabrillo Music Theatre. The group presents musical productions at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. “Lewis Wilkenfeld is an enormously accomplished director and highly respected professional,” said Carole Nussbaum, the theatre’s CEO. “It is a privilege and a pleasure to be working with Lewis. He brings over […]

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 […]

Sing we all Noël

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. […]

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