2007-08-30

Students’ return to class marked by changes at the top

Besides personnel shuffle, a new LVUSD learning center is opened

Campuses in the Las Virgenes Unified School District are opening their doors this year to a number of new teachers, administrators and support staff. In addition to the new personnel, other changes in the district include the opening of the new Las Virgenes Community Learning Center, an alternative elementary school on the campus of A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. […]

Community Center art show brings out the best



CREATIVE EFFORT- A group of young artists display their work at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center last Wednesday. From left, Eli Hoffman, 13; Rachel Dyck, 13; Allie Barnes, 12; Megan Ro, 15; Hannah Finders, 15; Kenya Rothstein, 12; Makenzie Taguchi, 13; and art teachers Giuliana Caredda and Gabriella Hoffman of Eva’s Garden.

Westlake’s Carson notches resume



Kipp Brant Drummond & Associates, a retirement and financial planning firm in Ventura, announced the hiring of Randal Carson of Westlake Village as an associate vice president and wealth advisor. Carson, a fifth generation native of Southern California, has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, having represented such companies as E.F. Hutton and City National Bank. […]

Or Ami presents education program

Kesher offers small group instruction

Congregation Or Ami invites the community to its September open house to learn about its award-winning Kesher youth learning program at 7 p.m.on Wed., Sept. 5. On hand will be Kesher faculty and Principal Michal RozenbergYalovsky, who recently won the Ner Ami Innovator Award for creating this program in the field of Jewish education. Kesher, meaning “connection” in Hebrew, replaces […]

Green Landscaping Adds Green Value



Thinking of selling your home? Sprucing up your yard will help get buyers attention and can add up to 15 percent to its value. It may even be the difference between a potential buyer and a drive-away. Want to hear more? Michelle Dawson, realtytimes.com, notes Mark S. Henry of the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics at Clemson University found […]

Middle school fix debated

'Fish or cut bait,' official says

Plans to remodel 40-year-old Lindero Canyon Middle School have already been remodeled several times. A project slightly reduced in scope has finally been approved by the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education in the face of rising construction costs. “The time has come to either fish or cut bait,” Superintendent Donald Zimring said of the need to move […]

Gypsies close summer with ‘Goldilocks’



The all-volunteer Gypsies in a Trunk will close their 13th season of Fairytales in the Park with “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” in September. All performances are outdoors and open to all ages. Goldilocks has an appointment with her Gramma to bring her some cookies, but her friend, Little Red Riding Hood, has other ideas. Meanwhile, the Three Bears are […]

Local Business Briefs



Remodeling show The Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The event will feature more than 200 vendors showcasing the latest in home improvement products and services. YogaWorks in Westlake […]

Called to the Torah



Amy Richman will be called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks on Sat., Sept. 8. She is the daughter of Susan and Andrew Richman of Oak Park and an eighthgrade honor student at Medea Creek Middle School. Taylor Stein was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Aug. 4 at […]

Elizabeth Donen



RE/MAX Olson & Associates has congratulated Elizabeth Donen for her sales production in the months of June and July totaling more than $4.2 million. Donen’s parents moved to the Conejo Valley in 1962. Born and raised in Thousand Oaks, she has enthusiasm and pride for the community she has always called home. Donen specializes in the community of Westlake Island. […]


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