2009-03-26

Read to a dog program



A reading program for children in grades kindergarten through third will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., April 4 at the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. Each child will be given 15 minutes to read aloud to a Paws 4 Healing therapy dog. Registration is required and will begin at 11 a.m. For more information, call […]

Honor roll



•The following students made the dean’s list at Azusa Pacific Unviversity for a 3.5 grade average or better: Ashley Duckgeischel of Calabasas, and Emily Blumenthal and Kyle Brooks of Agoura Hills. •Devon Geyer of Oak Park made the fall 2008 dean’s list at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Students of all ages follow the yellow brick road together



The spring musical being put on by Oak Park High School next week is quite different from its usual annual productions. With 116 performers it’s the largest cast the school has ever had and the first time preschool, elementary and middle school students were invited to participate. “The Wizard of Oz” will be performed at the school from April 2 […]

In the Garden



  March officially kicks off the start of spring gardening. But before you take that journey to your local nursery or sink your trowel into the soil, I suggest first taking time to reevaluate your landscaping and outdoor living space. Whether you are considering revamping a small flower bed or a more aggressive landscape renovation, a little preparation will go […]

Plans underway for interchange



The Westlake Village office Huitt-Zollars has been selected as the prime consultant for the approximate $23million freeway bridge widening and interchange project at Lost Hills Road and U.S. 101 in Calabasas. The Westlake firm will prepare plans, specifications and estimates for the widening of the twolane bridge to five lanes, including a partial cloverleaf interchange, Huitt-Zollars vice president Jim Faul […]

Great gifts for foster teens



Youth movement

Marmonte League spring outlook: Softball

There’s a youth movement taking place on the softball fields of the Marmonte League. So many high-quality players graduated after last season that now, throughout the league, underclassmen are being counted on to produce winning results at the varsity level. Royal is carrying seven freshmen on its roster; Westlake has six and Moorpark lists five. Thousand Oaks, a 25-game winner […]

A memorial to Bathen Austin

April 1, 1974 - November 3, 1994

We would like to say “we remember you.” You taught us much about living, to laugh with the morning breeze your love was true. Sunflowers filled your brief life, the ventures you took were ripe and the book of friends was written. The perilous crossroads took your gentle soul, I thought I would never be whole without you, but now […]

Bread and circuses



Popular sentiment says the public sector should be scaling back right now and not wasting precious taxpayer dollars, but spending freely is exactly what some local governments are doing, which begs the question: If scarce dollars have already been earmarked for improving local parks and infrastructure, what’s so bad about that? A person making payments on their new backyard spa […]


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