2013-12-12 E-Edition

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OPUSD eyes security cameras

Dec. 14 will mark the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Connecticut that killed 20 students and six adults, and set school districts across the nation scrambling to improve safety measures. At the Nov. 19 meeting of the Oak Park Unified School District board of education, Superintendent Tony Knight gave an update on what his […]

Art Gallery’s Annual Holiday Sale

Topanga Canyon Gallery’s annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale runs through Tues., Dec. 24. This festive exhibit and sale features the fine art and handmade gifts of its talented artists. Back by popular demand, the Topanga Canyon Gallery artists will feature a $50 wall of 6-inch-by-6-inch quality art. The gallery is at 120 Topanga Blvd., Ste. 109 in Pine Tree Circle […]


THURS., DEC. 12 Savvy Seniors Winter Social Noon to 2 p.m. at Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Calabasas Savvy Seniors sponsors. Singer Rick Jarrett presents cabaret show. Learn about senior programs. $25 for catered lunch. RSVP requested. Contact: Kimberly Colp. Phone: 818.880.6461. Woodland Hills Republican Women 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Woodland HiIls Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. $30 […]

Student achieves honors

Rachel Goldberg , an Agoura High School graduate and sophomore at Colgate University in New York, was inducted into the Colgate chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national scholastic honorary society that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of first-year students. Goldberg was among the 167 students who received the distinction for having earned a grade point average of at least […]

Holidays are a gift for phone scammers who prey on victims

The woman who called Ernest Mueller on his home phone last month was posing as an agent with the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Department of Medicare. She spoke with a heavy accent and claimed to be calling on official government business, the 70-yearold Simi Valley resident said. “She said, ‘I’m calling all senior citizens to inform you that now, with […]

Beware Of Latest Phone Scam

The thought of owing money to the IRS makes most people so nervous that they will believe almost anything they’re told in order to avoid getting into trouble; that’s what scam artists count on. Residents are being warned of a scam that targets people across the country, including recent immigrants. Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell their intended […]

Movie Nut

’Tis the season when studios, knowing that Academy Award nominations are about a month away, release some of their better movies—direction is more disciplined and characters are more fully written and more sharply played. Case in point: This bloody tale of brothers and broken dreams. Although style trumps story, the acting is so good it provides more than enough reason […]

In-N-Out Burger approved for Westlake

The popular fast food chain In-N-Out Burger is coming to the Shoppes at Westlake Village shopping center on Russell Ranch Road. Following a two-hour discussion at a public hearing Wed. Nov. 11, the Westlake City council approved the drive-thru restaurant with a 4-to-1 vote. Newly elected Councilmember Brad Halpern cast the opposing vote. City planners had requested several changes to […]

New Common Core testing a real ‘game changer’

Second of two parts As school districts across California prepare to test students on the new Common Core state standards with an ungraded pilot examination in the spring, Las Virgenes Unified School District is preparing teachers, parents and students for the educational seachange on the horizon. In last week’s article, some of the pitfalls of the new standards were outlined. […]

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