2012-01-05 E-Edition

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Wanted: new Calabasas City Council member

Calabasas politics took an interesting twist as 2011 ended and the new year began. City Councilmember Jonathon Wolfson announced his resignation from the five-member panel in mid-December to move to another city. Because a full year remains until the next City Council election in 2013, a replacement will be named. The seat will not be left vacant. The council announced […]

Women’s chorus makes sweet harmony

Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to the Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus Open House from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 10 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. The chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines Internation- al, an organization of nearly 25,000 women worldwide who sing four-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. […]

Pet of the Week

Chaparral bloggers are write on

Linda Yollis’ use of blogging in her third-grade class at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas has been gaining worldwide attention. This year, Yollis and her students received three awards in the Edublog contest. Edublog is an international, Australia-based provider of blogging platforms for teachers, students and school districts. The awards promote and demonstrate the educational values of blogging. Yollis’ class […]


Couple starts free service tofill senior referral niche

Last week a Simi Valley woman placed her husband of 36 years in a small assisted-living facility in Thousand Oaks. The decision was painful, but necessary. The 71-year-old woman, who wants to remain anonymous because she now lives alone, said her husband’s dementia had progressed to the point where she felt incapable of caring for her him in their home. […]

Documentaryfilm examines many ideas about God

Congregation Or Ami, in partnership with Conejo/West Valley Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, will screen the new documentary film, “God in the Box” from 5 to 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 22 at the synagogue, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. The film explores the mystery and curiosity about God. A discussion with the director, Nathan Lang, will follow the screening. “God […]

What freshmen should be doing

The anxiety around college admission may peak during senior year, but for many families it begins much earlier. If you start planning for college early, there’s no need to panic. Uncertainty increases anxiety, and knowing what to expect will help parents and students feel more in control. Students can create a four-year high school plan when they start ninth grade. […]

Jew not offended

I’d like to respond to the Cindy Seiff letter of Dec. 22, criticizing Ms. Smith’s letter of wishing people would use the traditional greeting of Merry Christmas, rather than Happy Holidays. I am Jewish and Ms. Seiff does not speak for me, my Jewish friends or Jewish acquaintances in this matter. I abhor the cult of political correctness and take […]