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Community workshops

The Las Virgenes water district has announced a series of community water budget workshops that will explain the water budget program to customers. The following workshops will start at 7:30 p.m. •April 30: Westlake Village City Hall Community Room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. •May 5: Salvation ArmyCamp Crags (Malibu Canyon), Tapia Park entrance off Las Virgenes Road near […]

US Postal Service food drive set

Mail carriers will help bolster food pantries throughout the nation by collecting nonperishable goods from postal customers during the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive on May 9. The annual event is the largest one-day food drive in the country, said retired mail carrier Sandy Gaunce. The Simi Valley resident is coordinating efforts for the local branch of the National […]

Asking for more money

In recent weeks, I’ve received phone calls and e-mails from many happy students who’ve been admitted to their favorite colleges. Many of them have also been awarded generous merit scholarships or financial aid packages. That’s important, because getting into a school you can’t afford to attend is often more disappointing than not being admitted. More families completed the FAFSA this […]

Classes at Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy is start its spring semester with classes for adults on Judaic subjects at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Classes are open to Jews of all affiliations and levels of observance. Following are some of the upcoming classes. •”49 Steps to Personal Refinement” is a four-week course on how to achieve a state of spiritual fulfillment and […]

Here’s the scoop

Almost every day, I take our big yellow dog Eleanor for a long walk around Oak Park. We’ve lived here for almost 40 years and it’s a beautiful community. The one thing that really ruins a nice walk is the amount of dog poop along parkways, hiking paths and even in the middle of the sidewalk. I see other people […]

John and Marena Murray

Keller Williams Realty Westlake Center welcomes John and Marena Murray to its office led by Terry Moerler, owner, and Terri Arias, team leader. “I understand what it means to have a successful and supportive company behind us. Keller Williams Realty actually cares about the individual people that they work with and service. They put their agents and customers first, instead […]

Agoura Hills auto shop students capture first place in competition

Agoura High School’s auto shop students have been perennial contenders in the National Automotive Technology Competition. This year, the high school won it all. Matt Bezkrovny and Adam Whelan formed Team Lexus and finished first in the April 16 competition in New York, beating teams from throughout the United States and Canada. Bezkrovny and Whelan each won $10,000 worth of […]

Friends of Oak Park slam and jam

Born Learners honors teacher

Teacher Deidre Hayward is retiring in June from Born Learners School of Agoura Hills. She has taught at the school for 24 years. The school is planning a tribute to Hayward in conjunction with the annual open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., April 30. Bea Elliott, director/owner of Born Learners, is requesting that alumni come and share their […]

Agoura Relay for Life puts community in a good spirit