2013-02-14 E-Edition

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Agoura High team proves every player is an MVP

At public schools, students with disabilities are integrated into mainstream classrooms and activities. But for students with severe disabilities, becoming part of everyday campus life can be a challenge. Agoura High School has found a way to connect all students— including those who have a wide range of physical and emotional issues—through its yearly MVP baseball games, a tradition in […]

Parenting help at Lost Hills

Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will host its next monthly Parental Resource Program from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., March 2 in the downstairs assembly room at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, 27050 Agoura Road, Agoura. Due to feedback from parents who attended the last meeting, the program will also cover teen driver and school safety issues. This is an opportunity […]

Conference to help parents of special needs kids

Behavior, inclusion, transition among topics covered

The Center 4 Special Needs will present its inaugural conference for parents of youth with special needs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., March 2 at the Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Called “The ABC’s and XYZ’s of Special Needs,” the conference will feature eight break-out sessions on behavior, academics, transition planning, sensory-motor issues, inclusion, parenting, […]

Senior Fest features Christian author

Paul L. Maier, a novelist and expert on ancient history, will be the keynote speaker at Senior Fest on Tues., Feb. 26, at California Lutheran University, 60 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Senior Fest brings Lutherans together for learning, devotions and fellowship to enhance their physical, spiritual, social and intellectual lives. The event, which will include lunch and workshops in […]

Local squads prepare for rugged postseason

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CIF-Southern Section playoff preview

High school girls’ basketball playoffs have arrived, even as teams continue fighting the injury bug. “We were hanging on by a thread down the stretch,” said Newbury Park head coach Darren Burge. “We have multiple key players nursing injuries. I know we’re not the only school with that problem.” Newbury Park, Oaks Christian and Oak Park are gunning for CIF-Southern […]

Business outlook brighter, local leaders predicting

Economist views ‘jobless recovery’

Financial experts and mayors from three Conejo Valley cities delivered a “cautiously optimistic” forecast for the economy at a business leaders gathering last week in Thousand Oaks. The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of T.O. presented their 2013 Regional Economic Forecast at California Lutheran University on Feb. 8. Although local businesses and municipalities have weathered […]

Calabasas hands out environmental awards honoring nature’s advocates

Fidel, an American kestrel from the Nature of Wildworks, represented the spirit of the 2012 Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award winners at a recent Calabasas Environmental Commission presentation honoring three local organizations and one teacher for their commitment to protect wildlife and nature. Originally established 20 years ago to care for about 30 animals displaced from the Los Angeles Zoo, […]

Understanding the Arithmetic of Borrowing

Many people refinance their homes to lower their monthly payment. They often think in terms of their monthly obligations as opposed to the amount of interest they are paying over the life of the loan. While their monthly payment may decrease, the amount of money owed over the time of the loan doesn’t decrease at the same rate. The staff […]

Event hosts renown inspirational speaker

The Women’s Council of Realtors/Conejo Simi Moorpark Chapter will present the third annual Community Strengthening Event with Nick Vujicic of Attitude is Altitude from 6 to 8 p.m. Sat., March 2 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs, is a globally renowned motivational speaker […]

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