2007-08-02

Calabasas High School names Vincent Jantz principal



Vincent Jantz, an attorneyturnedteacher, is the new principal of Calabasas High School. Jantz was named to the school’s top post by Dan Stepenosky, Las Virgenes Unified School District assistant superintendent of personnel . “We are delighted to have Mr. Jantz join the district and look forward to his role on the Las Virgenes Unified School District administrative team,” Stepenosky said. […]

USC coach offers tips to lacrosse students



Centers offer aid for special needs youths

Programs are drug free, individually based

Brain Balance Achievement Centers offer help to children with ADD, AD/HD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, PDD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In the past, drugs have often been the treatment of choice by conventional medicine for children with these challenges. Many parents are growing concerned about this approach. Brain Balance Achievement Centers offers alternative programs without drugs. Although medications can keep […]

Counselors are boon to elementary schools



Counseling for students at the elementary school level can bring major benefits, according to a report presented to the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education. Several new counselors were hired for elementary schools as part of Measure E, the $98peryear parcel tax approved by voters in 2004. Five elementary counselors- Kelly Lowry, Royce Daniels, Erin Howard, Holly Pike […]

“The Simpsons Movie”



On my way to the theater I wondered to my wife why anyone would want to pay $10 for something they could see at home for free. Homer (nicely portrayed in the film by Homer) answered my question soon after the curtain rose and, chastised for being the loser I suspected I was, I was free to relax and enjoy. […]

About that signal on Mulholland



The environment is a necessary concern when planning any structure that could impact a view or cause damage to a natural habitat. A 20-foot traffic light will not block any view. As for the environmental habitat, this light will be placed in the same spot as an existing pole. If one is concerned about the environmental effects, then the fact […]

Assemblymember Brownley makes local stop



What’s new on DVD this month



Film and television writer Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, TV shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. 300 Special Collection (Warner Bros.)- Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel, “300” concerns the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians. The battle is said […]

Browsing in Malibu



Calabasas teacher attends seminar at Columbia



Paul Markowitz, an independent study teacher at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, recently traveled to Columbia University for a one-week competitive application seminar on “America Between the Wars.” Thirty-one teachers attended the program to examine the years between the first and second world wars. The seminar was led by Alan Brinkley, the Allan Nevins professor of history and provost […]


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