2009-01-08

Library to launch book club



The Calabasas Library is starting a new book club for adults. January meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 15 and 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 17 at the library, 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. The theme for January is “Fiction to Film.” The book for discussion will be “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Ernest Hemingway. The Thursday meeting […]

Learn about Oak Park special ed



The Special Education Advisory Committee of the Oak Park Unified School District will meet on Tues., Jan. 13 at the community room, Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan Road. The general meeting will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a presentation and questionand-answer period. Fran Arner-Costello will speak on "IEP: Your child’s plan for success." The talk will […]

Special student honored at Lakers game



When Emily Werman stepped out onto the Staples Center basketball court during halftime at a recent Lakers game, she wasn’t there to shoot hoops. Emily was to be named one of the Lakers Students of the Month, along with two other students and three teachers from the Los Angeles area. Emily, 14, who lives in Agoura Hills and attends ninth […]

Cyclist was rude



I recognize that bicyclists are entitled to the same privileges of road use as motor vehicles. There are thoughtless motorists out there who make turns directly in front of bikers or who in other ways violate their right of way. However, most bicyclists that I have seen barely slow down for stop signs and, even worse, run red lights just […]

Community Briefs



Prager at Hyatt Radio talk show host Dennis Prager will present a talk titled “The Mumbai Attack: The Rabbi and the Terrorist” at 8 p.m. Tues., Jan. 13 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Prager will discuss the motives behind the terrorist attack at the Mumbai Chabad House in November, when more than 150 people […]

Student-written murder mystery served with dinner at Agoura High



Evan Lewis, a senior at Agoura High School, enjoyed the school’s 2008 murder mystery play so much that he was inspired to write the script for this year’s show. “The Butler Did It,” will premiere at the school’s dinner theater this weekend, Jan. 9 and 10. Friday’s performance is reserved for students and teachers. Evan started to formulate the plot […]

Oak Park boy wins Disneyland prize



DREAM COMES TRUE—Oak Park resident Daniel Rosen, 8, celebrates winning the Dream Suite prize at Disneyland’s Year of a Million Dreams. The family enjoyed a night in the park’s Dream Suite, the Grand Marshal spot in that day’s Christmas parade, dinner for six at the Blue Bayou Restaurant, an after-hours park tour and a character breakfast. From left: Allen, Joshua, […]

Ask The DMV



Do you have questions about general drivingrelated requirements, such as registration or insurance? Are you unclear about the laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers the following answers in this column and at www.dmv.ca.gov. Q: How do I change my last name on my car registration? Can I do this online or does it […]

Rose club hosts demo, auction



The Ventura County Rose Society and the Gold Coast heritage Rose Group will co-sponsor the eighth annual Pruning Old Garden Roses Demonstration at 8 a.m. Sat., Jan. 10 at The Stagecoach Inn Museum Rose Garden, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The demo is free and the public is invited. Jeri and Clay Jennings, Ingrid Wapelhorst and Jim Delahanty […]

Standardized tests and college admission



Up until now, high school juniors have watched their older classmates suffer through SATs and college applications. But with the arrival of PSAT scores, juniors are starting to feel the pressure. While PSAT scores are not used for admission and will never even be seen by colleges, they can trigger anxiety about upcoming SATs. It is hard for students to […]