Blue Ribbon award comes home to Calabasas High

Teachers still 'pinching' themselves

Calabasas High School is among just 31 public schools and four private schools statewide to earn the prestigious 2006 National Blue Ribbon School title. The 23-year-old U.S. Department of Education program, now part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, honors the country’s top schools. This year, 359 U.S public institutions were recognized as Blue Ribbon schools. “It’s huge,” […]

Ballot measures pros, cons

The League of Women Voters will host a forum on ballot measures at 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 18 at the Calabasas Library, 23975 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Speaker Ellen Pangarliotas will present the pros and cons of the upcoming propositions on the November ballot. The program is free and open to the public. For information, call (818) 225-7616, ext. 5.

Medea Creek students picked for leadership program

Two eighth grade students from Medea Creek Middle School recently were invited to take part in a unique leadership development program that is being rolled out in 22 cities across the country. Connor Paden and Katie Speidel attended the National Young Leaders State Conference titled “Courageous Leadership“ From Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 in Irvine. While at the conference, approximately […]

Lutheran church hires new youth minister

Westlake Lutheran Church has added a new youth minister, Sam Campeau, to the pastoral staffCampeau, a senior at California Lutheran University, will help to expand the church’s youth and family programs. Campeau has held various positions at El Camino Pines Lutheran retreats and conferences over the past five years, including camp program director. He’s been involved in several community programs […]

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Electricity upgrades will zap customers

Oak Park’s aging energy delivery system will be updated to prevent failures like the one that occurred during last summer’s heat wave. But the fixes will come at a price, Southern California Edison Co. regional manager Rudy Gonzales said at a recent Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council meeting. Residents can expect to see their energy bills continue to rise. Residents […]

Teen named YMCA employee of the year

Daniel Kaufman, a 2006 Agoura High School graduate, was named the Triunfo YMCA Employee of the Year for 20052006 by the YMCA staff. Kaufman, 18, began his YMCA connection as a YMCA camper. He attended residence camp and later became a camp counselor where he’s excelled for the past three summers. “The award is presented to that special employee who […]

Local students are semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships

Officials recently announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists in the 52nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier qualifying test performance. All Merit Scholarship winners will be chosen from […]

St. Bernardine will host fall festival

St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church and School will host the 10th annual Fall Festival Fri. through Sun., Oct. 13 to 15 on the school grounds at 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills. The weekend event will include carnival rides, game booths, food, a silent auction and a raffle for a $10,000 prize. Live music will include the bands Hoochie Coo […]