2010-11-25

How UC Berkeley evaluates applications



Last week I attended a meeting with UC Berkeley admissions officers where we evaluated two freshman applications. Berkeley’s holistic approach means that readers of admission applications look at a full range of academic and personal achievements in the context of each student’s opportunities. Readers use specific information about a student’s school in order to evaluate how that student made the […]

Mobile marine repair business launches locally

Company is family owned

Marinesmith and RV, a boat and RV repair company, opened its doors for business on Nov. 1. The Conejo Valley-based company says it can send a mobile technician to diagnose customer problems within 24 hours. The company is family-owned and operated and is committed to providing timely service with quality workmanship. Marinesmith and RV uses OEM parts when available and […]

Jaguar of T.O. raises funds for Las Virgenes Education Foundation

Test drive yields $2,300 for foundation

Approximately 150 people turned out for a test drive and wine tasting in October at Malibu Wines, organized by Jaguar of Thousand Oaks for the benefit of Las Virgenes Educational Foundation. Guests were treated to an evening of food courtesy of Fiamme restaurant in Thousand Oaks, wine provided by Malibu Wines, entertainment and test drives of the 2011 Jaguar models. […]

Celebrities support student’s mitzvah project



A celebrity softball game will take place Sun., Dec. 5 from 11 to 3 p.m. at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. The event is the mitzvah project of Amanda Schwarz, 12, who attends Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills. Local celebrities will serve as coaches, announcers, players or guests, including the cast of Disney’s “Good Luck […]

When bad things happen



The word “dynamic” is defined by Webster’s dictionary as “of energy or physical force in motion.” Whenever something is dynamic, there’s a process of change that can be observed. So it is with relationships. They change over time with circumstances and life events. They change as the people in them grow or do not. The most successful relationships have an […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 26: Fall break-school closed Mon., Nov. 29: Even day Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 26: Thanksgiving recess no school Mon., Nov. 29: Toy drive for teens and children through Fri., Dec. 17 Calendar meeting/10:10 a.m. Tues., Nov. 30: Murder mystery night auditions/3 p.m. Banquet/Buca di Beppo Encino/5 p.m. ComedySportz practice/7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 1: Academic Council meeting/6:50 […]

School board seeks members for control committee



The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education announced that several positions are open on its Citizens’ Oversight Committee. The volunteer panel is responsible for overseeing the district’s two bond measures and a parcel tax. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 15. Committee members will be charged with reviewing the accounts of Measure R, Measure C6 and the Measure […]

Bowls of Hope



Journey to Bethlehem reenacted at CLU



California Lutheran University students and staff will join with community members to re-enact the Christmas story in the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas from 7 to 9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 starting at the Student Union Building, north side of Memorial Parkway, on the campus in Thousand Oaks. Parking is available outside the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center near the […]

Discontent grows in Calabasas



Five years ago, when the Calabasas City Council purportedly lacked civility, the citizens of the city eagerly participated in all aspects of their government. Now there is a growing divide between the governed and their government—a situation worse than that which existed before the city’s incorporation. Requiring septic systems to function properly is a laudable goal. But using that goal […]


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