Students send love in time of need

Local teachers seek pay raise

Members of the Oak Park Teacher’s Association gathered at last week’s Oak Park Unified School District board meeting and asked board members and district administrators to consider an increase in their cost of living a d j u s t m e n t (COLA) and health benefits. The group is a California Teacher’s Association-National Educator’s Association affiliated union that […]

Oak Park husband-wife feud ends in suicide

Wife and child are saved

A domestic disturbance and apparent suicide roused residents of Firebird Lane in Oak Park on Monday night. Rick Thompson, 36, assaulted and severely beat his wife, Paula Thompson, 42, before ending his own life, authorities said. Deps. David Spiker and Jene Martinez of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department arrived in the 5700 block of Firebird Lane after receiving two anonymous […]

Rural Calabasas learns fire safety

Calabasas developers may face higher fees

The city of Calabasas will consider increasing its housing in-lieu fees, monies that developers pay to the city for the right to begin construction. The money goes into a Calabasas affordable housing fund. At a recent Calabasas City Council meeting, city staff recommended the council approve an increase of its housing in-lieu fees, but the council opted to get more […]

Remembering their ancestors

Westlake Yacht Club launches new season

Group targets child slavery in carpet industry

The Indian carpet industry is hiding something, and we’re not talking about the stains or scratches on your flooring. While the arabesque rugs produced in the Uttar Pradesh region of India are noted for their beauty, many believe that the manufacturing of these carpets also relies on brutality and ugliness. Taking advantage of cheap labor, rug and carpet producers often […]

Scuffle at Community Center

Authorities dispersed a crowd of 50 people that had gathered outside of the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center at 10 p.m. on April 9. According to reports, a fight started by a group of young men inside the center spilled outside and resulted in the injury of two people. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene, but no arrests were made. Inside, […]

Parents needed to help with curriculum

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is seeking residents who live within the district’s attendance area to serve on the district Curriculum Council for a two-year term ending June 2008. Applicants need not be teachers or former teachers and a college degree is not necessary. Applicants should have a strong interest in curriculum and instruction in the school district. The […]