2012-12-20 E-Edition

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Local school districts assess safety plans following mass shooting

The Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy that unfolded in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14 became every parent’s worst new nightmare. The horror also spurred local school leaders into action and prompted them to reassess emergency planning procedures on campuses from Calabasas to Oak Park. Las Virgenes and Oak Park school districts were quick to quell the nerves of parents wondering […]

Video news

The City of Westlake Village will debut a new video newsletter program on WLV Channel 10 and on the city website, www.wlv.org. The video program will feature an in-depth review of selected topics each month. The shows will include interviews with city staff and on-location footage to keep residents informed of upcoming projects and programs in Westlake Village. The newsletter […]

Foundation hosts toy drive

The Talbert Family Foundation, a Calabasas-based charity that helps families with severely ill children, is hosting its third annual Holiday Toy Drive. The foundation will be accepting donations until Fri., Dec. 21 at drop-off locations in Calabasas and Woodland Hills. This year foundation has selected the Gates Family of Los Angeles as the beneficiary of the toy drive. Steve and […]


THURS., DEC. 20 Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Annual toy drive. Bring unwrapped toy for up to age 18 to donate. Installation of offcers. $25 prepaid for luncheon. Reservations requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.263.6062. Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Annual holiday […]

Expressions of Faith

LVUSD reorganizes with Stein as president

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education reorganized last week, welcoming Lesli Stein as president for the first time. Stein replaced Cindy Iser in the position, which rotates annually. Board member Dave Moorman was nominated to serve as vice president, and Gordon Whitehead will take the helm as clerk. Iser was honored for her work. She received commendations […]

Winter day trippin’ for kids

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering Rec Club on the Go day trips for youth ages 5 to10 years on Wed. through Fri., Dec. 26 to 28 and Jan. 2 to 4. Buses will take the kids to a new place each day, including bowling, Chuck E. Cheese and Bright Child. Rec Club on the […]

The Movie Nut

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage MPAA rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images Running time: 169 minutes Best suited for: residents of Middle Earth—and their close relatives. Least suited for: those who can’t tell the characters, the kingdoms or the battles without a […]

Local tanning salon owner accused of child molestation

The owner of a Thousand Oaks tanning salon appeared in Ventura County Superior Court on Monday to answer to charges that he molested an underage boy who worked for him at the salon. The alleged crime took place from 2000 to 2002. Gary Alan Haw, 49, of Agoura Hills was arrested last Thursday by Thousand Oaks police officers. Haw is […]