2012-03-22 E-Edition

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Field set in congressional race

Candidates say let the campaign begin

Six candidates make up the final field for the newly drawn 26th Congressional District following last Friday’s filing deadline. According to a candidate list from the Ventura County Elections Division updated March 10, the day after the deadline, contenders for the local race to the U.S. House of Representatives (in alphabetical order by last name) are: •Julia Brownley, Democrat and […]

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Persian New Year celebrates spring, renewal

Thousands of Iranian Americans from throughout Southern California will converge at Conejo Creek North Park in Thousand Oaks on Sun., April 1 to mark the end of the Persian New Year. The New Year, Norooz, is a celebration of spring, renewal and rebirth coinciding with the spring equinox. It began on March 20 this year. Families spend the 13th day […]

Public invited to join Friendship Circle walk

The Conejo Valley Friendship Circle will host the seventh annual 5K Friendship Walk from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sun., March 25 in Agoura Hills. The walk will begin and end at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive. The event will end with a picnic and live band at the school. All walkers will receive a free Friendship Walk T-shirt. […]

PRISM concert at CLU

California Lutheran University will present its second annual PRISM concert at 2 p.m. Sun., March 25 in Samuelson Chapel, on the CLU campus in Thousand Oaks. The program will feature the University Wind Ensemble, the Chamber Winds Ensemble, the CLU Trombone and Euphonium Choir, and the CLU Saxophone Quartet. Michael Hart, CLU’s director of bands, will conduct. The concert will […]

Sumac’s L-STEM program prepares kids for future

Sumac Elementary in Agoura Hills is raising the bar for students. The school’s L-STEM (Language, Science, Engineering, Math) program ratchets up academics in areas that have, by some accounts, been sorely overlooked in public education, at least on the elementary level. Principal Carol Martino explained how the L-STEM academy has invigorated academics— and art—at the school. Science and art are […]

The first Girl Scout

The Girl Scouts have just celebrated their 100th anniversary. The organization with a reported 3.2 million members in the U.S. has become synonymous with a wide range of wholesome activities that teach girls important life skills, the value of community service and the key to developing friendships. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s currently Girl Scout Cookie season. While the […]

Calabasas Albertsons approved for wine tastings

A request to allow in-store wine tasting at Albertsons supermarket was approved by the Calabasas Planning Commission last week. The grocery store at 26521 Agoura Road has a license to sell alcohol. It sought permission from the city to introduce in-store wine tasting as a convenience to patrons. The Calabasas Municipal Code allows sampling or tasting of wine offered for […]

Annual Earth Day cleanup

The California State Parks Foundation will hosts environmental improvement projects at parks statewide on Sat., April 14 as part of its 15th annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup. Volunteers are encouraged to help. Local project site In Los Angeles County, 160 volunteers are needed for cleanup projects at Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Check-in time is […]

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