2006-02-02

Students celebrate diversity



CULTURAL AWARENESS—Left, Agoura High School senior Jeff Su wears a dragon head and leads the Chinese New Year parade at the Agoura Hills Library on Monday. Other students, meanwhile, try to get a closer look at the colorful costume. Below, Oak Hills Elementary School third-grade student Andrew He, 8, performs a Tai Chi fan dance as part of the celebration. […]

Surfer rode the wave of life



  Michelle Housego spent most of her 29 years doing all she could to protect Mother Earth, that traditional feminine figure representing the sum of all things in the natural world—land, sea and sky. Whether it was helping friends from Oak Park and Agoura high schools to appreciate the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains, or speeding after litterbugs on […]

Cheerleaders to lead children in Sunday clinic



The Oak Park High School Cheerleaders will host a cheer-leading clinic from noon to 3 p.m. Sun., Feb. 5 at the high school pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Registration is at 11 a.m.  The clinic is for children ages 5 years and up. They will perform with the Oak Park Cheerleaders at halftime at the basketball game that begins […]

Communion services at UMC



Communion will be served and the Rev. Gary Alan Dickey will speak on “This, Too Shall Pass” at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sun., Feb. 5 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Childcare will be available during the 9 and 10:30 services. For information, call (805) 4977884 or (818) 8895431 […]

Student actors are congratulated



I feel compelled to share my experience after watching this unique group of young men and women perform “The Laramie Project” at Oak Park High School recently. The Spotlight Theatre Company play was entirely student produced, directed and acted, with supervision provided by theater director Allan Hunt. As I watched this remarkable story unfold, I was struck by the enormity […]

A Darling Single-story Home



This darling single-story 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom home is a single family home with 1,700 square feet. The entry opens up to a spacious living room with a cozy fireplace and leads to the large eat-in kitchen. The kitchen has direct access into the 2-car garage with a full-sized laundry facility and a sliding glass door the side yard. As well […]

School bond gains early momentum

Poll says voters would approve the $125 million tax measure

Local voters appear likely to pass a new $125 million school bond measure, according to polling results presented at last week’s Las Virgenes Unified School District board meeting. Goodwin Simon Strategic Research conducted a survey of 400 voters within district boundaries from Jan. 10-12 to determine whether a bond measure that would pay for capital improvements at the district’s 15 […]

Milano II restaurant closes down



The memories flowed as freely as the wine last Sunday night as Agoura Hills residents, both past and present, came together to say arrivederci to Milano II, the city’s oldest Italian restaurant. Customers came shortly after 6 p.m., not only to enjoy the place where they’ve celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and weddings, but to pay their respects to the Agoura couple […]

Students will shadow jobs at Hyatt Westlake



Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village will participate in the fourth annual National Groundhog Job Shadow Day on Fri., Feb. 3 by hosting students from various area high schools. Students will have an opportunity to shadow employees in positions including general manager, front desk clerk, chef and concierge as they go through their typical workday. Following lunch, students will conclude […]

The Commons to host free kids’ club Tuesday



Beginning Feb. 7, The Commons at Calabasas will offer the Just 4 Kids Club to youth ages 10 and under from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the community stage area between Mi Piace and Marmalade Café at The Commons, 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas. Children can become Just 4 Kids members and receive a membership card entitling them to discounts […]


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