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School cops a blessing, not a curse Michelle Harold Oak Park



It is disturbing that a mother at Willow Elementary lives in such a bubble that all she seems to be concerned about is having a police officer be nice to her and her child. First of all, the extra security was likely requested by the school to enforce the traffic and safety during school hours. The normal elementary school scene […]

Veteran council member McSweeney seeks a fourth term




For Sue McSweeney, being a City Council member is not about politics—it’s about serving the community. The incumbent is one of five people running for three open seats in the Westlake Village municipal election. If reelected for a fourth term, McSweeney said, she will continue to work with her colleagues and the community to maintain the quality of life in […]

Farmers market early closure on Oct. 31



The Thousand Oaks Farmers’ Market at The Oaks shopping center will close early, at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 31, due to Halloween. The market will resume normal operating hours from 1 to 6 p.m. in the east end parking lot at Wilbur Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For details, visit www.vccfarmersmarkets.com or call (805) 529-6266.

Insights on Israel from consul general

Chabad welcomes David Siegel


Chabad of the Conejo’s town meeting with David Siegel, consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, was packed with residents thirsty for details about the topic “Israel at the Crossroads.” Rabbi Moshe Bryski opened the Oct. 7 event at the Agoura Hills Sheraton with some general comments about the state of Israel in a very unsettled region of the world. […]

New solar cup team is born




Students at Calabasas High School will have a chance to learn science hands-on by building a solar-powered boat and racing it against other teams at the 2014 Solar Cup competition. At a recent meeting, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District directors agreed to give $4,000 to Calabasas High so the school can participate in the annual Solar Cup race hosted by […]

Rude workers Bobbi Greenbaum Agoura Hills



I live on Burleson Street in Agoura Hills. There is work being done on the house across the street that started over six months ago. It’s bad enough the truck comes every day and parks in front, so when visitors come to my home they have to park down the street. The new thing is that they have moved my […]

A primary concern for primates




A gibbon’s life It was a Friday morning in October 2011 when I received a phone call from Alan Mootnick, the founder and director of the Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita, saying that Simpang, a 10-year-old female Javan gibbon, was acting sluggish. Gabriella Skollar-Charnofsky, the GCC’s head caretaker and Mootnick’s protégé, had observed the gibbon straining the day before […]

From Ireland with love



In a continuing tradition, the Calabasas City Council began its meeting on Sept. 25 with a series of recognitions honoring dignitaries and local residents who contribute their time and talent to help a variety of causes. Among others, the council recognized Mayor Tom Crosby of Roscommon County, Ireland, who was visiting his friends Steve Wolfson and Maureen Gaffney Wolfson in […]

Lecture connects prayer and health



Interna- tional speaker Christine Driessen, a full- time teacher and practitioner of Christian Science healing, will be giving a lecture titled, “Healing with Scientific Certainty through the Christ” at 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 9 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Driessen’s ideas are based on the Bible along with the book “Science and Health with […]


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