‘Survivor’ producer talks tolerance

Americans have lost their “sense of culture,” according to reality TV producer Mark Burnett, who spoke during a recent daylong symposium at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village. In relationships, Americans get right down to business rather than taking time to get to know others first, said Burnett, creator of the “Survivor” series. “It’s become all about the deal,” Burnett […]


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Chili Peppers scorch the competition

BEST OF THE BUNCH- The Red Hot Chili Peppers girls’ soccer team finished in third place at last weekend’s Coyote Classic in Victorville. Twelve teams from throughout the state competed in the tournament. The Chili Peppers went 4-1 overall. Pictured in the front row from the left are Lolo Ashton and Amanda Apelian. Middle row: Jordyn Paperny, Meghan Ray, Marissa […]

Temple Aliyah hosts Purim carnival

Temple Aliyah will present its annual Purim carnival from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Sat., March 3 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun., March 4 at 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn and carnival-type kosher food will be available for sale. High school and middle school students can get one free ride ticket Saturday evening by […]

Old school values

If you are concerned about Calabasas and want to keep the ingrained and deeply felt values which have made it an environmentally attractive and very desirable place to live, then you should definitely consider electing Toby Keeler to the City Council. He has the credentials, experience and vision that are needed to make the kind of decisions and provide the […]

Julia Otero

The top selling agent award for November 2006 went to Julia Otero at Prudential California Realty’s Camarillo office. Otero has been a real estate professional for more than a decade, serving Ventura County and Santa Barbara. She is a consistent awardwinner, and a multimillion dollar producer. Her work ethic and dedication are her trademarks, and she credits her success to […]

Four-term mayor wants back on council

A founder of the city of Calabasas, four-term council member and four-time mayor, Dennis Washburn isn’t ready to leave political life yet. He and Councilmember Barry Groveman are being challenged for City Council seats by Toby Keeler and Dale Reicheneder in the March 6 election. “I’ve been able to do that for 16 years, and I think I still can,” […]

Oak Park family rides against cancer

TOP FUNDRAISER- Left, Austin Duerfeldt, 11, of Oak Park, riding with his mom, Stephanie, received the most money from sponsors for the Breakaway From Cancer 25-Mile Charity Bike Ride hosted by Amgen in Thousand Oaks recently. Young Austin raised more than $2,500, about $100 a mile.

Radio drama earns awards

The Ventura County-based Every Now and Then Theatre’s December 2005 radio drama adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story,” has been awarded a 2006 International Communicator Crystal Award of Distinction. This marks four international awards, the most the troupe has ever received for a single production. The theater, founded in 1990, has received a total of 12 awards- […]

New law will lighten students’ load

Changing technology calls for more 'electronic' textbooks

A recent law authorizing a pilot program for 12 school districts to purchase electronic textbooks will lighten some students’ backpacks and transform homework into an interactive experience. The legislation by former Assemblymember Fran Pavley was signed into law last year by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 12 school districts to pilot the program have yet to be named, although Las Virgenes […]

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