2006-11-30

LVUSD contract talks progress



In an 11th-hour decision, the Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Las Virgenes Educators Association, the union that represents teachers, have settled on a tentative contract agreement. “The superintendent and school board are pleased to have a tentative agreement,” said Dan Stepenosky, assistant superintendent of personnel. Paul Markowitz, co-president of the LVEA, said the agreement was recommended for approval by […]

English teacher, art photographer write book on Martha Graham Dance Company



“Acts of Light,” a new book commemorating the rebirth of the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York, was an act of love for author Nan Deane Cano, an English teacher at Agoura High School, and her brother, art photographer John Deane. The book offers insight into 18 of Graham’s modern dance masterpieces through Cano’s compelling writing style and Deane’s […]

Local artist teaches ‘teacup power’



Lissi Kaplan, a porcelain artist from Calabasas, spoke about “The Power of a Teacup” to a meeting of Town and Gown of USC in early November. Kaplan returned to her alma mater to share her insights and her illustrated book, “The Power of a Teacup,” which members were able to purchase. Proceeds from the book’s sale were donated to Town […]

Multiple doctors a prescription for drug errors



A study released earlier this fall revealed that the more doctors seniors see, the greater their risk for dangerous drug errors. An analysis of prescription drug alerts conducted by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. found that the greater the number of physicians seen by a patient over age 65, the greater the number of prescriptions the patient fills, and thus the […]

Lady Eagles finish second at state cross country meet



SHE’S FAST-Oak Park’s Melissa Skiba heads toward the finish line during last Saturday’s CIF State Cross Country Championships in Fresno. Skiba, who finished 22nd overall in the Division III girls’ race, helped lead the Eagles to a second-place team finish, behind Corona del Mar.

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First, a warning. The trailer is deceptive. One enters the theater expecting a swashbuckling romantic adventure with a sci-fi chaser and a twist of eternal love. Instead, “The Fountain” is a metaphysical journey through the labyrinth of the heart and mind-and even for those anticipating the abstract, the film may seem daunting. By its conclusion, one is left to wonder: […]

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Owls Are Nature's Friends

Owls Are Nature’s Friends Wandering around, following familiar trails, I turn a corner and there lies the unexpected. A surprise! I think that is why nature is so appealing to me; you never know what is coming next. No matter how routine other aspects of my life become, hanging out in the woods always provides a fresh venue keeping my […]

Four Seasons opens its luxury doors



ART AND ARCHITECTURE–A stone imported from the River Kwai in Thailand and an authentic Chinese pagoda are among the landscape features at the new Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake. See complete story on page 14A.

Wanderer encourages people to ‘get up and get out’



John Tartaglia has been living out of his truck for more than five years. He’s travels on a whim, documents his journeys with painting and photography and meets people in remote towns and big cities. The former Calabasas resident says he’s on an adventure, and his new book, “Get Up and Get Out! The Geezer’s Guide to Living Your Dreams […]

Kwanzaa celebration coming to CLU



A Kwanzaa celebration will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2 in the PreusBrandt Forum at California Lutheran University. Admission is free and the public is invited. Kwanzaa is an AfricanAmerican holiday that honors family, community and culture. The traditional Kwanzaa began in Africa to celebrate the first fruits of the sea son. In America, the holiday […]


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