2014-02-27

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Oak Park’s open-door policy



One of the biggest fears in education is the classroom that becomes crowded due to a lack of teachers and funds. Nobody likes crowded schools—students get less attention and education suffers—but empty classrooms aren’t popular either. Campuses that must close their doors due to declining enrollment and other factors give school districts a black eye. At Simi Valley Unified, for […]

Psychological drama at CLU



As part of its International Film Series, California Lutheran University will present a free screening of the German psychological drama “Das Experiment” at 7 p.m. Wed., March 5 in the Lundring Events Center on the Thousand Oaks campus. The film is based on the novel “Black Box” by Mario Giordano. The movie resembles Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford prison experiment of 1971 […]

New associate for law firm



Melissa Barcena has joined the Westlake Village, Santa Barbara-based Northrup Schlueter law firm as an associate. Barcena practices in the areas of complex business litigation and construction defect. She also practices in the firm’s appellate division. She graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in English. She has a doctorate and master’s degree in […]

Local squads continue postseason journeys



The winter postseason ride continues for local Acorn high schools. Oak Park’s boys’ basketball team advanced to the semifinals for the third consecutive year after defeating Cabrillo of Lompoc 83-78 on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A bracket. The Eagles play host to Santa Barbara at 7 Friday night. Calabasas’ and Westlake’s boys’ basketball teams […]

Rocketdyne story mostly on target



Thank you for the comprehensive article about the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Work Group meeting held in Simi Valley on Feb. 5. The meeting demonstrated the extent and severity of nuclear and chemical contamination that remains at SSFL and that contamination indeed migrates from the site. Given the significant health hazards of the pollutants, the best way and most simple […]

At The Library



Calabasas will offer the following activities in its library at200 Civic Center Way.For more information, call(818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.Sat., March 1, kindergarteners through third-graders can readfor 15 minutes each to a dog from11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in thechildren’s reading room.Tues., March 4 at 6 p.m., inconjunction with the AmericanChess Academy of Calabasas,there will be a showing of thedocumentary […]

Film festival spotlights the Jewish experience

Woody Allen tribute on March 30

The Ventura County Jewish Film Festival, which is in its 11th year, will run for four weeks starting Sun., March 2. Seven movies will be shown. The festival will kick off with a free screening of “Follow Me,” at 2 p.m. Sun., March 2 at Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura. “Follow Me” is an awardwinning film about the […]

Time to play ball




Opening Day for local high school baseball teams is slated for Saturday morning—if Mother Nature works a deal with the baseball gods. According to AccuWeather.com, there’s 40 percent chance for thunderstorms on Saturday, which delay Easton tournament games. The revised Opening Day is slated for Tues., March 4. Baseball fans should expect another exhilarating spring on the diamond. “I can’t […]

Conserve water



Please conserve water. I ask this as a board member of Triunfo Sanitation District, which owns Oak Park Water Service. Since 2009, we have required residents to irrigate landscapes before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. to prevent water evaporation. Hosing sidewalks or other hardscapes is prohibited. Car washing can only be done using a nozzle that can be turned […]


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