Mountains Restoration Trust offers walks, cleanup

The Mountains Restoration Trust will sponsor the following activities in January. For more information, call the number provided. La Sierra Canyon Habitat Restoration, 9 a.m. to noon, Sun., Jan. 7 at La Sierra Preserve. Do native plantings, removed invasive plant species and restore habitat. Bring water, hat, gloves and sunscreen. Wear sturdy shoes and work clothes. Tools are provided. Reservations […]

Teacher puts chemistry into motion with poetry

Teaching chemistry in high school is difficult, but using poetry to help students understand the difficult subject matter seems to help. At Calabasas High School, chemistry teacher Larry Walker has developed a unique method to teach science and make it stick. Walker uses poetry to convey complicated chemistry concepts. In a unit about “Covalent Network Solids (CNS),” Walker used the […]

Brott to receive order of Ontario Canada

New West Symphony conductor Boris Brott has been appointed to the 2006 Order of Ontario by James K. Bartleman, lieutenant governor of Ontario, Canada. Brott, who also holds the designation “Officer of the Order of Canada,” Canada’s highest national civilian honor, is the only performing artist among the 29 Order recipients. The 62-year-old maestro was recognized for his work with […]

Regina Cordell

Regina Cordell has been welcomed by broker/owner Todd C. Olson and president Keith Myers to the North Ranch office of RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc. Cordell has specialized in sales and marketing for 14 years in the Conejo Valley. Call Cordell at (818) 381-1695.

Westlake author documents ‘Hollywood Wars’

“A lot of people know what I’m saying but can’t publicly speak out because their jobs depend on it,” says John Cones, a Westlake Village entertainment attorney who, for nearly 20 years, has advised clients in the area of independent feature films, videos, television shows and plays. Unfavorable distribution deals, lack of diversity at the executive level, and questionable accounting […]

Marines, Willow Elementary kids collect Toys for Tots

Marines collected Toys for Tots from Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills on Fri., Dec. 15. Willow’s student council sponsored its second annual Toys for Tots toy drive, coordinated by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Students donated toys in exchange for Charlie Brown or Snoopy snow globes donated by the Marine Corps Reserve unit at Port Hueneme. Students and Willow […]

Esteban and band to grace Canyon

School benefit is Jan. 10

Guitar virtuoso Esteban and his band will perform in a special concert at 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 10 at The Canyon club to benefit the Lindero Canyon Middle School music program. Esteban learned of the opportunity to raise money for the music program through Catie Sayeg, a sixth-grade student and band member who attends the school. A longtime friend of […]

‘Mount up’ to the challenge of hanging a flat panel TV

So you’ve finally bought that new flat panel television to better enjoy movies and sporting events—now the set has to get mounted and installed. What mount type should be chosen—wall or ceiling? What hardware is needed? How should you go about actually mounting and installing the new set? A professional installer could be hired, but this costs money and spoils […]

Teacher offers help

Special Education teacher Rhory Kadish will present tips on helping children with homework during the Special Education Advisory Committee meeting Mon., Jan. 8 at Oak Park Community Library, 898 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. The meeting will start with coffee and dessert at 5:30 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 6:30. The presentation will be from 7 to 8:30. […]

Interview with pianist

New West Symphony League will present an interview with Christopher O’Riley at 9:30 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 18 in the Founders Room at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. O’Riley is a pianist and the host of the public radio program “From the Top.” Boris Brott, conductor for the symphony, will host the hour-long interview. Admission is […]

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