2011-12-08 E-Edition

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His bell was rung, but superintendent still has class

Some great athletes choose to retire at the top of their game; others leave because they’re cut from the team or forced out due to injury. Longtime public school administrator Donald Zimring will never be described as a super athlete, but when it comes to educating students and managing the affairs of the classroom, he was the most valuable player […]

Oak Park grad writes book on the college admissions process

Oak Park native Ishan Puri knows a little about what it takes to gain admission into a top college. The 2010 Oak Park High School graduate is attending Stanford University, studying economics and linguistics, writing books and building a business aimed at helping students as young as 10 discover what makes them jump out of bed ready to tackle their […]

Students study in Spain

Three local University of San Diego students are studying abroad in Spain this fall. The students are Katherine Boryk of Thousand Oaks, senior, art history major; Kelly Rumsey of Westlake Village, junior, communication studies major; and Melody Fahimirad of Agoura Hills, junior, international relations major. The program is offered in cooperation with the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, a private Jesuit university […]

Celebrate Christmas at The Canyon

James Tormé, youngest son of singer Mel Tormé, will present “A James Tormé Christmas” on Sun., Dec. 18 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Tormé will sing his father’s No. 1 holiday hit classic, “The Christmas Song” (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”), as well as original holiday tunes written by father and son. James Tormé’s CD […]

Cookie sale to help tornado victims

The Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) invites the public to the annual Christmas Cookie Exchange from approximately 11 a.m. to noon (after the 10 a.m. service) on Sun., Dec. 11 in the church hall, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. Guests can buy a variety of cookies in gift-giving boxes. This fundraiser will benefit the students and teachers of Joplin, Mo. […]


Being there when you are far away

My parents were in their 60s when I moved to California, which is 3,000 miles away from “home.” Caring for my aging parents long distance wasn’t even a consideration at that time. As the years passed, my dad developed Parkinson’s and my mom became his full-time caregiver. Had I lived close by, I would have been there for doctor visits […]

Savvy Seniors gather for tea

The Savvy Seniors of Calabasas invite individuals over 50 to a free afternoon tea as they register for the newly-expanded class offerings from 2 to 4 p.m. Fri., Dec. 16 at Founders Hall in the back of the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. The “Art of Tea” will offer tastes of holiday blends, discuss the growing popularity of tea, […]


THURS., DEC. 8 Horizon Hills Holiday Boutique 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Horizon Hills Preschool, 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks. Handmade gifts, kitchen items, toys. Door prize rae, bake sale. Proceeds benet school enrichment programs. Woodland Hills Republican Women 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club. Taft High school choir performs Hanukkah and Christmas music. Speakers from Pacic […]