2012-03-15 E-Edition

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Field of dreams

Bilingual students at Sumac

The dual-immersion Spanish/ English program at Sumac L-STEM Academy has been an incredible experience for my whole family. As a parent, I have been thrilled to see the kindergartners at Sumac soaking up a second language like sponges. At the beginning of the year, my daughter learned basic Spanish vocabulary like colors and numbers. But now when I go into […]

Calabasas Library unveils new mural

Ricardo Alvarez’s art work has exploration theme

The Calabasas Library will host an afternoon of refreshments and entertainment to celebrate the completion of artist Ricardo Alvarez’s explorationthemed mural in the Children’s Reading Room at 2 p.m. Sun., March 18 at the library, 200 Civic Center Way. The event is free. Paid for by the City of Calabasas “Art in Public Places” fund, Alvarez’s work depicts the Earth, […]

Auction bidding opens

Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas will host its fifth annual online auction March 16 through 25 at www.biddingforgood.com/chaparralauction. Last year’s auction brought in more than $40,000 for the school. Some of this year’s auction items are jewelry, VIP show tickets, children’s summer camps, restaurants and amusement park tickets, and travel packages to Napa, Tahiti, Paris and Florida. All proceeds from […]

Actor to discuss his work at CLU

Actor Jon Polito will talk to students and community members about his craft as part of the “Conversations With . . .” series from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., March 21 in the Preus-Brandt Forum, south of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Actor, writer and director Markus Flanagan, who teaches at CLU, will moderate the […]

Los Robles, Anthem end insurance agreement

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the parent company of Los Robles and West Hills hospitals, and Anthem Blue Cross health insurance company terminated their patient agreement on March 3. The impasse will affect all Anthem members enrolled in PPO, HMO, Senior Secure, Healthy Families and other benefit plans who receive care at five California HCA hospitals, including Los Robles and […]

GMO pros and cons

I, too, have a problem with a giant chemical company that produces a plant hybrid that can withstand copious amounts of their herbicide so they can sell more of that herbicide. To add insult to injury, they are fairly successful in controlling the seed industry. How did we ever let this happen? Farmers have been creating genetically modified foods for […]

This magic moment

Online school open house

Oaks Christian Online School will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., March 17 at the school, 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village. The school is college preparatory and offers AP and honors courses as well as flexible scheduling and Christian teachers. For more information, email onlinersvp@oakschristian.org or call (855) 462-6200 or visit http:// online.oakschristian.org.

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