2009-04-23

Local schools seek share of federal stimulus

Funds aimed at protecting jobs and programs

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced last week that California public schools and universities can apply immediately for $3.1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars, but the move brought mixed reviews from one local school district. The governor and the U.S. Department of Education announced April 17 that California was the first state in the nation to be approved for […]

Poker for a purpose



Agoura students win theater contest



Agoura High School theater students received top awards at the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival competition March 13 and 14, said Elizabeth Brasler, a theater arts teacher at the school. Students Jake Shillan and Duke Roberts captured first place in the contemporary dramatic scene category for “G.R. Point,” a two-act drama by David Berry about the Vietnam War. Roberts […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Thieves stole a UPS package containing $200 worth of motorcycle parts from the front of a home in the 28350 block of Foothill Drive Feb. 11. Calabasas Vandals spray-painted a wall in the 24100 block of Calabasas Road March 17. The amount of damages was not disclosed. Oak Park A vehicle break-in occurred on April 9 or 10 […]

Arts, crafts vendors needed for Strawberry Festival



Organizers of the California Strawberry Festival have extended the arts and crafts artist application deadline. Applications are still being accepted on a continuous basis for space or waiting list consideration. The festival will be on May 16 and 17 in Oxnard. No mass or commercially produced arts and crafts items are acceptable. Product quality and presentation play a key role […]

Officials take water shortage seriously

Guest opinion

It has come to my attention that Congressman Devin Nunes issued a press release indicating Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has failed to respond to the water crisis in California. Based on my interaction with the governor’s office and his commitment to the water community in California, I can say this is not the case. Over the last three years the governor’s […]

Spears stalker in Calabasas



Tozier-Robbins A 26-year-old Inglewood woman was arrested April 16 after a security guard reportedly caught her peeping into the home of singer Britney Spears in Calabasas. Miranda Tozier-Robbins was seen looking into a window at Spears’ exclusive estate in The Oaks neighborhood around noon, a sheriff’s spokesperson said. The woman was dressed in camouflaged fatigues and carried a backpack and […]

Wildlife Center takes a Walk on the Wild Side



California Wildlife Center will host the inaugural Walk on the Wild Side 5K event on Sun., May 3 on Zuma Beach in Malibu. Checkin and late registration will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. A trainer will lead walkers in a warmup. A DJ will play music, wildlife education booths will be available, and […]

High School Highlights



All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. Agoura Chargers Fri., April 24: Comedy Sportz/ G building/6 p.m. Mon., April 27: ASB staff luncheon/G building/12:25 p.m. Link crew interviews/2:30 p.m. Tues., April 28: Link crew interviews/2:30 p.m. Charger Club meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Wed., April 29: Late start day “West Side Story”/G building/7 p.m. Thurs., April […]

Power in your problems



“Happiness requires problems.” —H. L. Hollingworth A woman who had come to me for spiritual mentoring must have thought I’d gone a bit batty when I smiled like the Cheshire Cat and congratulated her on the painful relationship she was in. I told her she could celebrate her predicament because there was power hidden in it. One of the things […]


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