2010-03-04 E-Edition

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Las Virgenes teachers are Bravo Awards finalists

The Music Center of Los Angeles County recently named 14 teachers and six schools as finalists for the 28th annual Bravo Awards, honoring teachers and schools for exemplary arts education. The local finalists are Carole Firestone of Lindero Canyon Middle School and Sandy Fleishman of Yerba Buena Elementary School, both of Las Virgenes Unified School District. Bravo Awards nominations were […]

Student viewpoint

I am writing this letter in response to Richard Robinson who, in the Feb. 17 issue, made gross generalizations about students graduating from high school. I am a senior at Agoura High School and, until this year, had felt relatively unaffected by the budget cuts. Yet, with our district having to cut 16 percent of its budget in the last […]

Calabasas congregation marks milestone

Temple Or Ami in Calabasas is marking its 13th anniversary this weekend and plans a congregation-wide bar mitzvah to celebrate the occasion. A 13th birthday is significant in Judaism. “When a young man or woman turns 13 they have taken the first steps on the road to adulthood, to coming of age,” said Paul Kipnes, rabbi of the Reform synagogue […]

Ski excursion for Agoura youths

The city of Agoura Hills will offer a ski and snowboard excursion for youths and teens to Bear Mountain in Big Bear on Sat., March 20.  The cost is $65 for 11- to 12-year-olds, and $80 for 13- to 17-year-olds.  Buses will depart from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information, call the recreation […]

Reading To Therapy Dogs

SAT., MAR. 6

11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. Reservations begin 11 a.m. Children have 15 minutes to read aloud to trained therapy dog. Free. Phone: 818.225.7616 Contact: Jill Nevins Time: 11:30 a.m. Date: 3/6/2010 THURS., MAR. 4 Model T Ford Club Of Ventura County Meets at Greenhouse Cafe, 652 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. 5:45 p.m. social […]

Chaparral opens annual online auction

Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas will run its annual online auction from March 12 to 21 at www.biddingforgood.com/ chaparralauction. Last year’s auction brought in more than $30,000 for the school and more than 400 bidders from across the nation visited the auction website. This year’s auction items include travel packages, jewelry, VIP show tickets, children’s summer camps, restaurants and amusement […]

Teen driving teen

I would like to remind those of you with teens who are newly licensed that your child is driving on a provisional license. The most important and often ignored restriction is on driving with other passengers. This would include carpools of fellow students and driving together socially. The new driver, whether they are 16 or 17, is restricted for one […]

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church celebrates 50th anniversary

Past achievements and the future potential of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks will be the focus of the church’s 50-year anniversary celebration. A variety of events during the very appropriate week of St. Patrick’s Day this month will commemorate the anniversary. In 1960, four years before Thousand Oaks became a city, a group of friends came together in […]

Students organize dance marathon

Four students—Chloe Kruskol, Sheena Banerjee, Kelley Klezek and Shannon Yih—organized a dance marathon last weekend at Agoura High School to benefit Camp Kindle, the Santa Clarita Valley summer camp for children with HIV/AIDS. The Feb. 27 dance marathon involved Agoura High’s associated student body and included students from Agoura, Calabasas and Westlake high schools. In addition to an evening full […]