2012-03-01

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Calabasas doggie bag solution



According to an article in The Acorn last week, the Calabasas City Council recently vetoed a provision for advertiser-sponsored animal waste bag dispensers and trash cans, which would save the city $3,000 per year. Apparently, the council’s main consideration was not saving the city $3,000 per year but preventing advertising in the neighborhood. More waste cans are needed, as many […]

Documentary examines electric cars



“ Revenge of the Electric Car,” a film about the resurgence of electric vehicles and the race by automakers to bring them to market, will be screened as part of the Community Cinema film series at 7 p.m. Sun., March 4 at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. The movie is from director Chris […]

Dance, and feel the burn



Students say ‘can do ‘ in food drive



‘Out ofThis World’ open house



Shomrei Torah Synagogue will host an “Out of This World” community open house, rain or shine, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., March 4 at the synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. Guests can visit a mobile planetarium programming with surround sound and 180-degree projection; shop the scholastic book fair featuring sections on space and Judaica for all ages; […]

High-achieving students rewarded



I am writing to voice my strong opposition to a longstanding and sorely misguided policy at Lindero Canyon Middle School. I am talking about the selection, or rather rejection, process used for student honor roll and California Junior Scholarship Federation trips. As it stands, students must earn at least two A’s and two B’s in certain core academic courses to […]

The bonanza of trails



By the time I moved to rural Agoura I reckoned that during my years as a Thousand Oaks resident I’d managed to hike all that city’s trails. I’m thrilled to report I was wrong. Somehow I’d never got around to exploring the White Horse Canyon Trail that had once caught my eye off Potrero Road near the Bridgehaven tract in […]

March madness

Calabasas, Oak Park boys’ basketball programs shooting for CIF glory


The Calabasas and Oak Park high school boys’ basketball teams have a shot at school history. Both programs are vying for their first CIF-Southern Section hoops championships. Top seed and Marmonte League champion Calabasas (26-3 overall) battles South Torrance (19-11) of the Pioneer League in the Division 3AA finale tonight at 6:30 at Anaheim Arena. Tri-Valley League champ Oak Park […]

Special ed group to meet



The Special Education Advocacy Group for parents of schoolage children with special needs will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fri., March 2 at 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 201, Westlake Village. The group meets the first Friday of every month at the same location. RSVP is requested. Call (818) 706-8801, email gcampbelladvocate@gmail.com or visit www.gwencampbelladvocate.com.