2011-03-10

Curiosity boosts the brain



For the most part, our own education wasn’t on our minds as we raised our families and toiled away at our jobs. Most of our structured learning was completed in the classroom many years earlier, with the possibility of a little on-the-job training tossed in during our adult years. When we hear the term “lifelong learning,” we may think of […]

Brownies send love to hospitalized children



Einstein expert speaks to GOP



The Westlake Village Republican Women Federated will host a luncheon with Robert Piccioni on Thurs., March 17 at the Westlake Village Inn Lakeside room, 31943 Agoura Road. Social time will start at 11:30 a.m. will lunch served at noon. Piccioni has a doctorate in high energy physics from Stanford University and was a faculty member at Harvard University. Presently he […]

Voters elect Gaines, Martin to Calabasas City Council

Political rivals must now share power on fivemember council


Calabasas voters chose two new members to the City Council on Tuesday in an election that gives the municipal leadership its first big makeover in years. Fred Gaines, a land use attorney and member of the Calabasas Library Commission, and Lucy Martin, a community advocate and member of the Parks, Recreation and Education Commission, finished one-two in the voting that […]

Water district offers free gardening classes



The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District will offer free spring garden classes that will help customers grow fruits, vegetables and landscapes using water efficiency starting March 16 at the district headquarters, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Advance registration is required and preference will be given to LVMWD customers. A complimentary light meal will be provided at each class. Experts Christi […]

Calabasas to celebrate trees



The city of Calabasas will host the official Arbor Day ceremony and tree planting at 11:30 a.m. Sat., March 19 at Gates Canyon Park, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. The event is free. A children’s tree planting activity will take place before the ceremony. A Los Angeles County Smart Gardening workshop will begin at 10 a. m. The workshop will […]

Teenager strives to educate peers about Tourette’s Syndrome



Instead of shying away from uncomfortable questions about a neurological disorder, a 16-yearold Calabasas High School student is happy to discuss his experience with Tourette’s Syndrome. Logan Kurtz of Topanga was recently featured in the Tourette Syndrome Association’s national newsletter for his efforts to spread awareness about the disorder, which causes involuntary physical and vocal tics. Shortly after he transferred […]

Residents signal concern over cell towers




Companies that want to build new cell towers in Calabasas could soon face tougher regulations. But the new rules might also offer incentives for wireless providers if the city decides to allow cell facilities at previously restricted locations. At a hearing on Feb. 17, planning commissioners considered ideas proposed by the Calabasas Telecommunications Commission and suggestions from city staff to […]

Hidden Hills election results



Newcomer Marvin Landon led the balloting with 225 votes and was elected to the Hidden Hills City Council on Tuesday. Two incumbents and three challengers ran for three open seats. Larry Weber, mayor, came in second with 215 votes. Weber was elected to the council in 2007 and has been a strong proponent of public safety and disaster preparedness. Incumbent […]

Parents helping schools together




A new education foundation has been formed in Las Virgenes Unified School District to help with fundraising efforts. Ziona Friedlander, Agoura High School PFC co-president, announced the establishment of the Together Helping Education Foundation as a partner with the district’s Save Our Schools campaign. The SOS campaign will try to raise $1 million by the end of March by soliciting […]