Off and running in Westlake Village

JUMP START– Runners cross the starting line at the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce Great Pumpkin Run and Health Fair at the Westlake Village Civic Center last weekend. See more photos in Community section.

Red Oaks offers free parenting class

The Red Oaks Center, a nonprofit adolescent counseling center in Thousand Oaks, will present a free parenting workshop for parents of middle and high school students, “Parenting Your Teenager,” from 6 to 10 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 8 at the First Neighborhood Community Center, 31830 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. The class will cover issues such as Internet use, drugs and […]

Volunteer Opportunities

Residents are invited to participate in any of the following volunteer opportunities in the area. For more information or to sign up, call the phone number listed for the event. •Department of Volunteer Services of UCLA Medical Center in Westwood seeks volunteers for Ambassador program to serve as guides to visitors, answer questions and act as concierges. Volunteers must complete […]

Grants available for HIV care, prevention

Ventura County AIDS Partnership is seeking qualified grantees to provide HIV prevention programs and patient care services in Ventura County. VCAP expects to allocate $100,000 for 2008. The deadline to submit applications is Wed., Nov 14. National AIDS Fund, through support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation, matches the partnership’s local fundraising efforts so that every $2 raised locally for […]

Marmonte standings

CLU celebrates diversity

As part of International Education Week, California Lutheran University will host an International Chapel Service at 10:10 a.m. Wed., Nov. 14 in Samuelson Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. The service celebrates the campus’s diversity, as the school hosts students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries. The event will begin with a procession […]

Readers weigh in on LVUSD school board election

During my two years on the Las Virgenes School Board I have had the privilege of being part of a governance team totally dedicated to the well-being and success of our students. Our school district is one of the largest employers in the region, studiously manages nearly $100 million of taxpayer funds, and interfaces with three cities and two counties, […]

Jim Kalember, school board member, leaving Oak Park

Will teach at Indian reservation

By Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com After serving two decades on the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education, Jim Kalember is not only resigning his seat, he is also leaving Oak Park. Kalember, who has served on the board longer than any other member, is moving to Arizona to teach eighth-grade social studies in an isolated corner of the Navajo/Hopi […]

Program will put readers on same page

The Agoura Hills One City, One Book program will culminate with a variety of special events next week, according to city officials. The program invited Agoura Hills residents to read the same book at the same time- three books, actually, two of which were written with younger readers in mind. High school students will discuss the book, “Tortilla Curtain,” on […]

Lindero Canyon art students win big

CREATIVE- Lindero Canyon Middle School students accept awards for their winning artwork from a representative of the Bank of America on Kanan Road in Agoura Hills. From left, Lindero Principal Ron Kaiser, first-place winner Sabrina Azay, second-place winner Teza Belmond, art teacher Marilyn Fine and Bank of America Vice President Pat Schulz holding the third-place winning picture by Shru Ashtari. […]