2011-03-24 E-Edition

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Like the private sector, teachers need to work more with less

It was sad to see an open letter (March 3) from Superintendent Zimring essentially begging for money from the public for the LVUSD, especially so on a day when the federal government released data showing that labor productivity grew at 3.9 percent last year, the biggest increase in eight years, and the average labor costs fell by 1.5 percent. Dr. […]

Teens visit Chamber to get a look at the world of business

The Conejo/ Las Virgenes Future Foundation’s youngest members are getting a look at how businesses, nonprofits and community groups operate in real life as they take part in the 2010- 2011 Youth Congress Leadership Program. The program, which began last November, has 70 students from area schools, including Ag oura, Calabasas High, La Reina, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks […]

step One small on the road to recovery

stand lemonade Students’ sends a sweet of fering to Japan quake victims

‘The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.’ —Homer, the Greek poet

Every vote counts

Battle of the barrel

Malibu Family Wines and Ladyface Ale Companie will host a Battle of the Barrel tasting competition. The contest started when someone suggested putting Ladyface beer in Malibu Family wines’ barrels. Ladyface La Trappistine ale would be aged in a Semier Syrah French oak barrel with 50 pounds of Syrah grapes added. Ladyface claimed the barrelaged Trappistine would taste better than […]

Agoura Hills should step up and help schools

As I write this letter, only one thing comes to mind: where are they? In the belly of a national economic crisis, a crippling state budget deficit and with even more cuts to education in California on the horizon, the Las Virgenes Unified School District has been reduced to begging the local community for its support. The city of Calabasas […]

Plein air art exhibit

Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore will present the annual art exhibit 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 3 at Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Road, Calabasas. The exhibit will have original landscapes and seascapes by local artists. For information, call Bruce Trentham at (818) 841-5930 or go to http://allied-artists.com.

“The Lincoln Lawyer”

NPMick Haller (Mathhew Mc- Conaughey) is a divorced, hardliving, hard-drinking L.A. defense attorney notoriously capable of getting the wrong kind of people out of prison. He’s street-smart and well-paid and occasionally uses his chauffeured Lincoln Town Car to conduct business. Not much of a life, but Mick loves what he does. One day Nick’s asked to defend an upscale, high-profile […]

Bob Hope writer to speak at library

The Thousand Oaks Library’s Local Authors Talk series continues with Bob Mills, author of “The Laugh Makers: A Behind-the-Scenes Tribute to Bob Hope’s Incredible Gag Writers,” at 2 p.m. Sun., March 27 at the Grant Brimhall Library Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Mills was a writer for Bob Hope during the 1970s and ’80s. He will discuss […]