College Corner

The University of California application is online and many students are already working on their personal statements. You might think that students who earn excellent grades and score well on standardized tests would have no trouble writing an effective college application essay, but these high achievers often struggle with their essays. Writing an analytical essay for your history teacher requires […]

Vote for Stein

When Lesli Stein threw her hat into the ring for the seat on the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education, it was with great thought and sincere conviction. After years as a devoted volunteer in the district, her tireless desire to bring the best to the forefront continues. Strength, conviction, clarity and objectivity underline Lesli’s attributes. Both of […]

Calabasas Classic charity run is Nov. 8

The Calabasas Classic will take place at 8 a.m. Sun., Nov. 8 at Calabasas Park Centre, 23975 Park Sorrento. A 5K, 10K and a combo run of both races will be offered. The age categories for children are 10 and under, 11 to 14, and 15 to 18. The fees are $25 for the 5K or 10K, $40 for the […]

Foundation looks at water crisis

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is seeking vendors to participate in its upcoming informational symposium, “Water Crisis: You Can Be the Solution.” The symposium is slated for Sun., Nov. 15 at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center in Calabasas. The foundation’s executive director, Karen Malatesta, said local vendors or groups interested in having an information table at the event should contact the […]

Stars shine in Calabasas

The Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a special Stars of Calabasas reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 29 at the Calabasas Commons. Business leaders and residents will attend. Talk show host and Calabasas resident Wink Martindale will be the special guest. To attend, call Alex Soteras of the Chamber office at (818) 269-9389.

Brookside wins grant

New reading books will soon be available to Brookside Elementary students. The Oak Park school was awarded a $1,000 grant to purchase the library books. Corwin Press, an educational publisher with offices in Newbury Park, gave grants to 10 K-12 public schools in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties this year. The money doubles Brookside’s annual library budget. “I believe that […]

Stein is top choice for school board

We worked with Lesli Stein on the LVUSD Student Success Task Force, a small working group made up of parents, teachers and district staff to help identify how teachers and parents could best work together towards the success of our children. Many of the recommendations of the task force are now Las Virgenes school policy. Lesli was then, and continues to […]

Bowls of Hope event to benefit Many Mansions

Many Mansions will present the annual Bowls of Hope Project from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1 at The Vineyards, 2525 Stow St., Simi Valley. Guests may select a decorated ceramic bowl created by local supporters and proceed through a “soup line” of gourmet soups and breads donated by restaurants and bakeries. Community leaders, local dignitaries and event […]

Mountains environmental campus opening soon

The Santa Monica Mountains will be home to a new environmental education campus for Southern California students. The new campus at Circle X Ranch in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains will be operated by NatureBridge in partnership with the National Park Service. NatureBridge, based in San Francisco, offers environmental and science education for youths in an outdoor environment. […]


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