2010-07-29 E-Edition

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Agoura Hills tables Assembly jobs bill

Members of the Agoura Hills City Council may have agreed with portions of the state Assembly’s California Jobs Budget bill, but the council said it would not officially support the measure due to its uncertainty. Backing for the bill was requested at a recent City Council meeting by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Woodland Hills). The bill was developed in response to […]

Tropical festival offers fun for all

Theater workshop offered for kids

A workshop on musical theater techniques for children will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. through Fri., Aug. 2 to 6 at Bernadette Nader Music Studio, 229 Via Colinas, Westlake Village. The workshop will incorporate singing, acting and movement instruction from the musical “Annie.” A presentation of excerpts from the musical will be presented at 7 p.m. Fri., […]

Brownie and Hampton still need a home after new owner becomes ill

LIFE Animal Rescue in Agoura Hills recently celebrated the adoption of two of its longtime residents that need adoption. Brownie, a 1-and-a-half-yearold Chihuahua had been with the rescue for almost a year, and Hampton, a 1-and-a-half-year-old Lhasa Apso/poodle mix since January. The dogs became roommates and developed a special friendship. Hampton has juvenile cataracts that render him primarily blind, and […]

New software helps schools

Starting in the 2010-11 school year, Las Virgenes Unified School District will adopt a new diagnostic and assessment software, Datawise, to manage student data for all schools in the district. Representatives from each LVUSD school, including the principal and one staff member, recently attended a half-day introductory training session for the new program. Datawise will enable the district to condense […]

Not too late for ‘Cinderella’

Play Review

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is a charmer based on the 1957 television special starring Julie Andrews. Despite the initial broadcast’s record-setting 107 million viewers, “Cinderella” is a relatively little-known R&H musical, as opposed to major shows like “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music”. Televised revisions in 1965 (with Lesley Ann Warren) […]

Broncos are section champs

Pet of the Week

Spinal neurosurgeon committed to helping Haitian orphans recover

A Westlake Village-based spinal neurosurgeon has traveled twice to Haiti since it was hit with a magnitude 7 earthquake in January, focusing his volunteer efforts on a dilapidated orphanage in Port-au- Prince, the nation’s capital. After returning from his first trip to the country, which he made just 12 days after the earthquake hit, Dr. Ian Armstrong asembled a group […]

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