School district employee discovers phone company overcharge

It pays to check your phone bill. At the Las Virgenes Unified School District the payoff was big- very big. Donald McCombs, a cable technician for the district, discovered that the phone company had been overcharging the school district for more than a decade. AT&T agreed to a partial reimbursement of $47,000. Between the AT&T’s charges and the government fees […]

Toastmaster wins speech contest

Susan Mayberry will represent the Warner Center Toastmasters at the Toastmasters International Division Speech Contest on Sat., April 28. Mayberry previously won the area speech contest and placed second in the March 17 Evaluation Contest at Countrywide Home Loans in Westlake Village. Last year, Mayberry won the area, division and District 52 contest encompassing Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. […]

Calabasas announces basketball league, camp

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department offers an adult basketball league and youth basketball camp. For information or to register, visit De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas, or call (818) 880-6461. The league will begin in early April and run eight to 10 weeks. Games will be played in the gym at A.C. Stelle Middle School, 22450 […]

Second night seder at Adat Elohim

Temple Adat Elohim will celebrate Passover with a Middle Eastern Second Night Seder at 7 p.m. Tues., April 3 at 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The public is invited. This desert experience will re-create ancient Jewish times and the Israelites’ sojourn through the desert during the Exodus. In addition to an authentic Middle Eastern banquet catered by Parties At […]

Political author to talk in speaker series

Robert Scheer is the next featured speaker for the Ventura County Speaker Series at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Fri., March 30, at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road. Scheer has written several books including “Playing President.” He is the editor-in-chief for www.Truthdig.com and writes a syndicated column based at the San Francisco Chronicle. Scheer also hosts a syndicated talk […]

A Friend in need

Following the defeat of two bond measures last year by a voting public fed up with paying taxes, some Oak Park residents took it upon themselves to help support the school district financially. They won’t provide the $70 million promised by the bonds, but at least they offer a start. Last week, Friends of Oak Park Schools, a group of […]

Planning for the future

The city of Calabasas is working on an update to its General Plan and all residents of Calabasas are encouraged to play a part in the process. The General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) has met three times and will hold the first in a series of workshops for the public to attend and participate in. Residents are invited to come […]

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The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services presents the following programs. For more information on any activity or to sign up, call the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at (818) 597-7361 or stop by 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. +Applications for the Teen VIP- Teen Volunteer Program will be available at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center on April 1. The […]

Entertainment camp coming

Registration is underway for PlanetBravo’s Techno-tainment Summer Camp. One-week sessions will be held at A.E. Wright Middle School, 4029 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas, from June 25 through July 30. The camp teaches students a variety of technology skills such as video game creation, web design, robotics, Hollywood movie production and podcasting. Camp mixes lessons with indoor and outdoor activities […]

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