2011-03-24

ALS support



The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Ventura County Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., March 26 at the Westlake Village Library Community Room, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The meeting is free and open to people with ALS, their families and friends. The group is provided by the ALS Association, Golden West Chapter. For more information, call Charmeine […]

Heschel students help others



Heschel West School introduced an innovative new program that is showing 10- and 11-yearold students how to effectively help people in need. The fifth-grade students at the Jewish day school in Agoura were divided into three teams, and each team was assigned a different nonprofit organization to support. One team of students threw a birthday party for children in the […]

Math doesn’t have to be a pie in the sky dream for students

Creative learning on Pi Day


Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park celebrated the mathematical constant of Pi last week. It was an infinitely good time. Pi Day was March 14, as in 3.14, the value of Pi. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Students and teachers like to have fun with Pi because it’s a so-called irrational […]

End of an era for Westlake hospital



Crews tore down the Westlake Medical Center at 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village last Monday, bringing to an end a more than 15-year struggle to keep the hospital running in one form or another. The site belongs to Hospital Corporation of America, the parent company of Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks. HCA has been trying unsuccessfully […]

Capturing nature’s beauty



Lakers leave competition in the dust



Lindero students are ‘Footloose’

Play review


Lindero Canyon Middle School students got a chance to show off their talents when they presented the popular stage musical “Footloose” at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum last week. The show has been one of the most frequently performed school musicals ever since lyricist Dean Pitchford adapted the popular 1984 film to the Broadway stage in 1998. […]

Calm weekend predicted following storms



Oak Park students poised to help in disaster




Students enrolled in a teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class at Oak Park High School graduated from the program on March 11. Before they earned a certificate of completion, the 22 graduates had to prove they’d learned the necessary skills to help family, friends and neighbors in the event of a disaster. The course was offered as part of […]

Bowls of Hope event to benefit Many Mansions



Many Mansion’s annual Bowls of Hope project is set from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sun., April 10 at Borderline, 99 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks. The project is designed to help spread awareness of the need for affordable housing in Ventura County and the importance of the on-site services provided by Many Mansions. Community members have created 500 […]


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