La Reina High School open for new applications

Visiting opportunities available for girls and parents

The La Reina High School Admissions Office is taking applications for the 2011-12 school year. A variety of informational events are planned. Eighth-grade girls can attend “Step-Up Day” from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 11 at the school, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Guests can meet students and teachers and learn about the academic program and activities. […]

League to host forum for voters

The League of Women Voters will present a forum giving an insiders’ perspective to demystify November ballot initiatives at 7 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 14 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Attendees can bring their sample ballots and questions. For more information, call the temple at (805) 497-7101 or visit www.adatelohim.com.

Rummage sale will ‘make a difference’

L.A. drivers drive me crazy

People in Southern California can’t drive. Except for me. “That’s so arrogant,” my wife said when I told her that during a recent outing in the car. “Yeah, Daddy,” my 7-year-old son added, “you’re being cocky.” “There are three things L.A. drivers think,” I told my family. “They think they own the road. They think they can multitask while driving. […]

State legislator should pipe down

I am glad to see Fran Pavley and her Democrat cronies are hard at work creating more useless enviro-laws while this state goes to hell in a handbasket. It’s a good thing they got this one passed in time for a 2013 start date before they voted on the current state budget. Singling out a small minority of vehicles and […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Sat., Oct. 9: SAT ComedySportz/G building/ 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 13: PFC meeting/ 9 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Oct. 8: NHS meeting/ 12:05 p.m. Auto tech-chapter 4 test/ 12:55 p.m. Sat., Oct. 9: SAT/8 a.m. NHS tutoring/8:30 a.m. ASB retreat/10 a.m. Sun., Oct. 10: Kaplan test prep/12:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 11: ASB retreat/ 10 a.m. Calendar meeting/10:10 a.m. […]

Author book signings take place Oct. 9

Sarah Lynn Scheerger will read and sign her new children’s book “Tip, Tap, Pop” at noon Sat., Oct. 9 at Barnes & Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks, in the Westlake Promenade. Professor Ian McLean, vicechair of the UCLA Department of Astronomy and Physics, will speak on “Discovering Our Place in the Cosmos: A Life in Education” at 2 […]

Stagecoach Inn needs docents

The Stagecoach Inn Museum will have an orientation for potential docents and volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 16 at the museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The orientation is free, and lunch is included. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Marilyn Matthews at (805) 498-5291 or Alex Weyl at (805) 376-1120. […]

Bay Laurel Elementary School students chalk the walk

Library cuts read like a sad tale

Regarding “New programs at OPUSD,” Aug. 26, Oak Park Unified School District Superintendent Tony Knight makes a common error when he states that he hopes that parent-teacher organizations will fill the library positions that have been cut due to the budget shortfall. Public school libraries are staffed by either classified or certificated employees. It is against the education code to […]