2008-02-28

Change in leadership coming next fall



School district officials last week had a tough task convincing parents at Las Virgenes Community Learning Center that the new alternative elementary school in Calabasas could continue without its founding leaders, Brenda and Itamar Harari. Although the Hararis’ contract was not extended, Superintendent Donald Zimring assured parents that the school would remain open as long as enrollment didn’t decline. One […]

Moorpark College president set to retire



More time to travel, read and walk her new puppies sounds pretty good to Eva Conrad. The Moorpark College president, who will retire this summer, is also looking forward to more time with her family in Westlake Village, but she said she’ll miss spending her days with students and faculty members. “The thing I’m going to miss the most is […]

Power outage



Calabasas City Hall on Mureau Road was left without telephone and Internet service for two days last week when an allegedly drunken driver slammed into a large AT&T utility box. The crash occurred Mon., Feb. 18 and knocked out service to the homes and businesses near the intersection of Mureau and Las Virgenes roads, officials said.

Oak Park reading program a success



Every Wednesday morning a special visitor comes to Robbin Lund’s kindergarten class at Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park. Evelyn Ross, a retiree, is a volunteer reader for the class. Each week she arrives with a new book and a puppet or other accessory to entertain the children with. The children love Ross for her warmth and enthusiasm, according […]

Oak Park teens invited to attend game night on March 7



Oak Park teens in grades six to 12 are invited to an Oak Park Teen Game Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Fri., March 7 at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 N. Kanan Road. The evening will include the Rock Band video game, as well as Xbox 360 and Wii games, Dance Dance Revolution, karaoke, pingpong and refreshments. Admission […]

Students raise funds for counterparts in Pakistan



A group of local elementary schools students took they money they were going to use for a Valentine’s Day party and put it to work for charity, instead. Enid Stagg’s second grade class at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills launched its Pennies for Peace charity drive with $44.08 that was previously earmarked for a festive party. The students were […]

Calabasas wants to hear from seniors



The Calabasas Community Services Department, in cooperation with the nonprofit Partners in Care Foundation, is recruiting senior citizens to participate in focus groups to help create activities and recreational opportunities for seniors in Calabasas. Participating seniors will meet with representatives from Partners in Care to help the city determine what services are being used and to find out what additional […]

Hooray for 100!



Children portray famous women



The American Association of University Women will present a women in history program at 6:30 p.m. Wed., March 19 at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Westlake Village. Fifth- and sixth-grade students from Conejo Elementary School will portray five historical women. Lori Peters and her team of coaches direct the program. The girls will portray the following women: •Judith Baca, an […]

Team exhibits fiery spirit