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 […]

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Calling all molls, mobsters and flappers

The Roaring 1920s will be brought back to life on Sat., March 1, as part of “Gatsby’s Speakeasy,” an evening of gaming, dining, and auctioning sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association of Oak Hills Elementary School in Oak Park. The public is invited to enjoy silent and live auctions, raffles, a Texas Hold ’em poker tournament, gaming tables, cocktails and […]

Steer clear of puppy scams

One of the latest and, some would say, most heartless scams to hit the Internet targets people looking for a puppy. Here’s how it works: Scammers post an online ad or website or send an email claiming to have a purebred puppy they can no longer take care of. They offer it for a tantalizingly low price. The catch, of […]

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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 […]

Recreation Center is hiring

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is hiring for a pair of positions at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Applications are being accepted for the day camp director position. The director will develop, organize, direct and conduct a 10week summer day camp program for children ages 6 to 10. Applicants must have previous […]

Oak Park Neighborhood School will host open house

Choosing a preschool for children can be a major decision for parents. The Oak Park Neighborhood School is hosting an open house and fall registration day from 10 a.m. to noon on Tue., March 4. Prospective families can tour the school, speak to staff and learn about program philosophy. “The OPNS open house is a great opportunity to see the […]

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