2010-05-13

Furloughs will affect childcare



Las Virgenes Unified School District announced options for working parents who need child care May 24 through 27. The four extra days off of school this year are furlough days, or unpaid days off, which were agreed on by the district and the teachers union, the Las Virgenes Educators Association, in response to what Superintendent Donald Zimring called “unprecedented budget […]

The faithful join in National Day of Prayer



Raise a hand for the Wellness Community



Pet of the Week



Teen tells Holocaust survivor’s story



Although they live only a couple of miles from one another, an Oak Park teen and an Agoura Hills octogenarian probably would not have met if not for the California Holocaust Memorial Project. Devyn Gortner, a sophomore at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, recently interviewed Holocaust survivor Lou Schotland about his wartime experiences. Schotland is an 88-year-old resident of Agoura Hills […]

Calvary Toastmasters to meet



Calvary Christian Toastmasters is hosting a free lecture on the topic of “Sharing Our Faith.” The guest speaker, Tyler Schuh, is the sheparding director of adult ministries at Calvary Community Church. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight, May 13 in room 2114 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. For more information, call (805) 300-2223.

ER unveils wait time program

Patients can get information by texting

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks has announced the launch of a new emergency room texting service to help residents determine average wait times at the ER so they know what to expect. Residents can text “ER” to 23000 from a cellphone and reply with a ZIP code to receive the average wait time in the ER, […]

Cats are her favorite topic



Punishment? I don’t think so. An assignment was given to me by the instructor who teaches a writing class at the Goebel Senior Center in Thousand Oaks supposedly as punishment for being late to class, but hardly anything gives me more pleasure than to write, especially when it comes to writing about my babies, the cats. Thursday mornings meant getting […]

Man named Park Service’s top volunteer



Tony Valois, a volunteer at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, won the national George B. Hartzog Jr. award for Outstanding Volunteer Service by an Individual, presented by the National Park Service. He received the award last Saturday at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area volunteer picnic at Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura Hills. Valois will travel to […]

Foster youth to share experiences



The Reach Out to Foster Youth event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., May 20 at Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks, 2697 Lavery Court, Newbury Park. A panel of four youth who have recently aged out of foster care will be sharing their experiences and struggles of being on their own. The event is for anyone who wants to […]


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