Host a foreign exchange student

Cultural Homestay International, a 30-year-old nonprofit educational exchange program, is seeking volunteer host families for high school students from Italy, Belgium and France who will be visiting the Conejo Valley from June 28 through July 27. Host families provide a home in which students can practice their English, eat meals and have a place to sleep, which could be sharing […]

Greater Conejo networking breakfast

Breakfast guests can showcase their business at the Pass the Mike networking breakfast hosted by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce) from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., June 11 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to […]

Military ball will benefit patriotic functions

Event at Reagan Library is open to public

The 25th annual Red, White and Blue Ball will be at 5:30 p.m. Sat., June 27 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The event will start with an open reception, followed by a formal opening ceremony. The ball is presented by the Conejo Valley Chapter, Military Order of the World Wars; the Sergeant Michael A. DiRaimon-do Chapter, […]

Malibu Jewish Center hosts Shabbat on beach

The Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue will host summer Shabbat services on Westward Beach, across from the Sunset Restaurant in Malibu. The services will be at 7 p.m. on June 18; July 9, 23 and 20; and Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Patrons can attend early and bring picnic dinners and wine. Attendees should bring beach blankets or folding […]

Teacher sacrifies

Even when times are good California schools are near the bottom (47th) in per pupil funding. Last year, before this latest round of budget cuts from Sacramento, California got an “F” for school spending, according to an Education Week survey. Due to state budget cuts, districts across California have laid off teachers, counselors, custodians, food service workers, bus drivers and […]

Lindero girl named a ‘distinguished’ student

The California Association for the Gifted has named Lindero Canyon Middle School sixth-grader Julia Leatham the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student for 2010. The award, given by the National Association for Gifted Children, honors the a California student in third through sixth grade who has most distinguished her/himself in the areas of leadership, academics, or the arts. The award will be […]

Calabasas lawyer earns award

The California State Bar’s Public Law Section will honor the winner of the 2010 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year Award at a reception during the State Bar’s annual meeting Sept. 23 in Monterey. This year’s award winner is Calabasas city attorney Michael Colantuono, a municipal law specialist since 1989. In 2003-04, Colantuono served as president of the […]

Hearing on Tapia facility postponed

The Las Virgenes-Triunfo Joint Powers Authority, comprising Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District, has received notification that the hearing on renewing the permit for the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility that was scheduled for today, Thurs., June 3 has been postponed. A new date for the hearing has not yet been announced. The authority had submitted documents related […]

JNET networking

The nonprofit JNET will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., June 16 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Members include individual Jewish business people, professionals, trades people and corporate executives from private, public, nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout the Conejo Valley and San Fernando Valley. JNET is committed to serving the needs of its growing […]

Says planning for Calabasas water park was probably a waste of time

Such discord in the city of Calabasas. Who’s in control? The “water park” situation, with a huge administrative component, is an ideal example. Thanks to The Acorn for their reporting on this issue. Precious resources and money was spent to plan the four huge, overpriced options, when neither the Park and Recreation Commission was given an opportunity to evaluate or […]

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