2009-10-08

Westlake High orchestra to perform classic



The Westlake High School Chamber Orchestra, directed by Elizabeth Blake, will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s classic composition “Peter and the Wolf” at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 18, and will be free to the public. Due to construction at Westlake High School, the concert will be at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The […]

Wasted money



As I drive my son back and forth to school everyday using the Reyes Adobe route, I can’t help but reflect how thankful I am to those who have voted to improve, at an enormous expense, the traffic flow approaching the 101. They made it possible for all us parents, and those on their way to work, not to have […]

Holiday celebrates the Torah



FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES— Oak Park resident Sean Cooper unrolls the sacred Torah scroll as Marc Goldsmith of Agoura Hills and Sean’s parents Fariba and Scott Cooper look on at Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas. The Reform Jewish congreation unrolls the entire scroll at the Simchat Torah service, which celebrates the reading through to the end of the Torah and […]

Teens teach science to kids



Ishan Puri enjoys sharing his love of science with younger kids. That’s why he’s involved with Discovery Center Teens, a community service volunteer program offered through the Discovery Center for Science and Technology. As president of the center’s teen council, Ishan, an Oak Park High School senior, leads a group of 50 peers from grades eight through 12 in running […]

Lindero to construct new music room



The economy may be wreaking havoc on state services and school budgets, but market conditions have provided an unexpected opportunity for Lindero Canyon Middle School. Rather than renovate the 40year-old “B” building for use as a music and multipurpose room, the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education voted in favor of going back to the drawing board to […]

Is there a ‘right’ to healthcare?



In response to “Healthcare to be considered a right” (Oct. 1), it is time for Larry Brown to retire his pen. Obviously penning himself a “liberal” by his first sentence, “Right-wingers kept saying . . .” is not the problem; he has a right to be a liberal. It is also obvious he is truthful; he did put a minimal effort […]

Homecoming concert at CLU



The California Lutheran University Choir, Women’s Chorale and Alumni Choir will present the Homecoming Choral Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 in Samuelson Chapel, CLU campus, Thousand Oaks. Donations will be accepted. Call (805) 493-3306.

Shutterbugs can shoot to win

Spirit of the Mountains photo contest kicks off

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is sponsoring the annual Spirit of the Mountains photo contest. Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 31. Categories include plants, animals, scenic shots, young photographers, people in parklands and Memories of the Mountains, a special category in celebration of the park’s 30th anniversary. Photos must be taken from anywhere within the SMNRA boundaries. […]

Lupin Hill thanks company for donation



SCHOOL SUPPORT— Lupin Hill Elementary School Principal Sheila Grady presents a special award plaque to Lindsay Bossuk, representative of TriCounty Insurance in Calabasas, at a morning assembly on Sept. 18. The award thanked Bossuk for a $1,000 donation and supplies that were given to the school. Students had the opportunity to meet Bossuk. The Lupin Hill School Parent Faculty Club […]

Big companies get welfare, why not individuals?



Rightist and 3,300 insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyists, much more than the defense industry’s lobbyists, are in Washington lobbying to help keep insurance companies making obscene profits. They agreed to support the healthcare bill only if there are no restrictions on the price they charge for drugs and insurance policies. In our society we believe in capitalism and free market, but […]


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