Upcoming at Etz Chaim

An adult mini- school is forming at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The class will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Oct. 26 through June 13. The Florence Melton adult minischool, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, consists of a university-level curriculum designed for all levels of Jewish knowledge and practice. To register, […]

Calabasas endorses school tax

The Calabasas City Council voted unanimously last week to endorse the Las Virgenes school parcel tax on the Nov. 8 ballot. The $95-a-year tax requires a two-thirds majority to pass. “The city is taking the lead to support schools and public education. This is really about local control,” LVUSD Superintendent Don Zimring said. If approved by voters, Measure K will […]

Klessig seeks return to Westlake council

Philippa Klessig, a member of the Westlake Village City Council since 2003 and a candidate for reelection in November, said her guidance on the council has helped reduce debt, improve infrastructure and landscaping, and create better communication between the city government and its residents. “I am one of the most creative and dedicated people on the council, and I actually […]

Help kids start school on right foot

A “Start School On The Right Foot” shoe collection drive will begin Fri., Sept. 30 at Pierce Brothers cemetery, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Residents and businesses can donate new and gently-used children’s shoes to assist organizations serving families in need. The shoe drive will benefit children through the Guadalupe Center in Canoga Park, Sojourn Services-Battered Women Shelter in […]

New principal at Chaparral worked in many roles

Rosemarie Hibler is the new principal of Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas. Hibler has worked in a variety of educational arenas since she launched her career 20 years ago. She started out as an elementary school teacher in Lawndale School District and also worked as a resource and reading specialist. In Moorpark Unified School District, Hibler worked briefly as a […]

Workshop to help individuals find inner resources

Unity of the Oaks Church invites the community to an introductory workshop, “Jump-start Your Inner Resources” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 23 at the church, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 113, Thousand Oaks. Workshop leader Randall Krause will help attendees explore their inner resources by learning three simple processes that may immediately increase health, vitality and focus […]

School’s STAR policy flunks

Each spring, Las Virgenes School District students in grades two through 11 must take standardized tests in math, reading, writing, science and history to see how they—and their schools—are performing academically. The STAR test scores are not used for college entry, nor do they factor into a student’s grade point average. Despite the fact that students don’t have a personal […]

MRT acquires 120 acres in Calabasas

Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) announced it has protected 120 acres of open space between Mulholland Highway and the Calabasas Peak that surrounds the Secret Trail and ascends to the Calabasas Motorway. The Secret Trail is a 1.59-mile segment of the 17-mile Calabasas/ Cold Creek Trail that traverses the Santa Monica Mountains. Preserving the trails and natural areas of the Santa […]

Native Americans pow wow in Thousand Oaks

High School Highlights

Agoura ChargersFri., Sept. 23: Late start dayComedySportz Usical/6 p.m.Thurs., Sept. 29: Holiday-noschool Calabasas CoyotesFri., Sept. 23: Freshman electionrunoffsNHS meeting/11:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 24: Catalyst SATbootcamp/9 a.m.Sun., Sept. 25: Catalyst SATbootcamp/9 a.m.Wed., Sept. 28: Habitat for Humanity/ 12:25 p.m.Thurs., Sept. 29: No schoolOak Park EaglesFri., Sept. 23: ASB club week PFC adult enrichment registration deadlineKickoff rally/gym/10 a.m.Sat., Sept. 24: Catalyst bootcamp/ […]

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