2013-05-09

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Stand up against those who bully



All of the recent discussion of bullying at local schools needs to be put into proper perspective. It seems the media is trying to say that bullying has become a national epidemic and that something has recently changed in that regard. This is overstated in one sense, that somehow we have a large problem that we did not have before. […]

Fundraiser to support research on mountain lions



The Santa Monica Mountains Fund, official fundraising partner of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, will host a fundraiser to support mountain lion research from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., May 19 at King Gillette Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center, intersection of Mulholland Highway and Las Virgenes/ Malibu Canyon Road, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Parking is free. All proceeds […]

Pet of the Week



Voices Chorale presents some classic favorites



The Village Voices Chorale will present concerts at 8 p.m. on Fri., May 31 and Sat., June 1 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The concert titled “Favorites” is comprised of songs from past Village Voices concerts including “O Fortuna” from “Carmina Burana,” “Habanera” from “Carmen,” “Seasons of Love” from “Rent” […]

College Corner



Admissions lesson The 10th annual “State of College Admission” report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling reveals that the process has become more difficult for admissions officers as well as for students. Every spring, highly selective colleges announce record-low acceptance rates, fueling more anxiety among families. But while the competition for admission at the most elite schools has […]

Don’t duck your responsibilities



With springtime upon us, I am compelled to remind those who have pools that it is important to provide a means for exit for newly hatched ducklings if they are found in your yard. It is easy to construct an exit ramp with a board, lawn chair, or other hard forms (boogie boards and surf boards work well). Cover the […]

At The Library



The Westlake Village Librarywill present the following freeevents in May at 31220 W. OakCrest Drive.For information, call (818) 865-9230 or visit www.colapublib.org.Puzzle Day on Sat. May 11will feature mazes, word games,jigsaws and word searches for allages. Prizes for kids.Chess instruction and play for children ages 6 to 12 will be at 4p.m. Wed., May 15.Art class for kids ages 6 […]

Hot weather safety tips for pets

COMMENTARY | Pet care

As the weather heats up in the coming months, more families and their pets will be able to enjoy quality time outdoors. It is important to take a few steps to ensure pets will be safe from overheating and potentially suffering from a heat stroke. If your dog spends many hours outdoors, remember to have large amounts of cool fresh […]

School fundraiser offers song and food




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