2014-02-27 E-Edition

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Transfer students see Oak Park as their school district of choice

Waiting list confirms program’s popularity

The Oak Park Unified School District—it’s the hottest ticket in town. There’s even a waiting list for students wishing to transfer to the acclaimed school district. A lottery to select next year’s students was conducted on Jan. 21. Though some families made the cut, about 560 others others were placed on the list and won’t know if they’ve been accepted […]

FOOD Share exceeds goal

Ventura County’s FOOD Share recently ended its annual Tackle Hunger campaign with 218,828 pounds of food received in donations during the annual food and funds drive. This year, FOOD Share’s goal was to raise 200,000 pounds of food. In addition to meeting its goal for food donations, FOOD Share also received $55,975 in monetary donations during the Tackle Hunger campaign. […]

CERT classes taking signups

Classes for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Tues., March 4 at the Agoura Hills City Hall community room, 30001 Ladyface Court. The free classes, taught by the LA County Fire Department, will train residents how to provide care for their families and neighbors after an emergency. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion. […]

School musical explores boy’s coming of age

Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills is tackling a coming-of-age story with its upcoming production of “13: A New Musical.” The music and lyrics for “13” are written by Jason Robert Brown, based on the book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. The play will be presented at the Agoura High School Performing Arts Education Center on Feb. 27, […]

Creative way to raise funds for cancer research

Assembly for Black History Month dazzles

Actor uses his skills to tell a compelling story

The Black History Month assembly at Agoura High School on Feb. 18 challenged students to think hard and deep about what they do, say and feel—even how they dress. The assembly, a dazzling tour de force called “The Blood They Shed,” challenged students to be smart about leading their lives. Aaron White, co-director of the NAACP award-winning play “The Dance: […]

Vintage Grocers grand opening on March 5

Offering organic, kosher and gluten-free

Vintage Grocers, a new independent market created for the Malibu and Conejo- Las Virgenes areas, will launch its grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Wed., March 5 at 30745 PCH., Ste. 24, in the Trancas Country Market across from Zuma Beach, Malibu. The first 250 customers will receive gift bags filled with Vintage Grocers’ products. “Vintage […]


THURS., FEB. 27 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 11:30 a.m. at Windjammer Room, Holiday Inn Express, 1080 Navigator Drive, Ventura. Lunch served at noon. PFSA officers conduct official yearly visit. Open to any person of Portuguese descent or with an interest in Portuguese culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. Viva La Comida 5 to 8 p.m. at […]

MAC targets traffic, crime

Crime, public transit and traffi c safety around schools were the topics that occupied the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council’s Jan. 28 meeting. Slow down for schools At the request of the council, the California Highway Patrol is actively ticketing drivers who exceed the 25 mph speed limit on Kanan Road near Oak Park High School. “ Many people don’t […]