2014-04-03 E-Edition

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Another nail in the coffn for traditional wood shop classes

Is it the end of an era?

Traditional wood shop classes at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills are ending with the retirement this spring of teacher Robert Coryell. The school’s wood shop program, renamed “industrial arts” several years ago, is morphing into a new curriculum called “Lead the Way,” a class that will integrate science, technology, engineering and math. “These project-based elective classes will begin […]

Community garden plots available in Oak Park

The Oak Park Community garden has several parcels available to community members who have an interest in gardening. Each parcel is 10-by-20 feet, many of which are fenced and ready to plant with vegetables or flowers. The Oak Park Community Garden is an activity committee of the Community Foundation for Oak Park, and on land owned and operated by the […]

Put a best paw forward for fundraising walk

The Canine Classic Dog Walk and Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sun., April 27 at the Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. Check-in for the walk begins at 9 a.m. The walk starts at 10 a.m. The festival hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The family fundraiser will benefit the […]

Northrup on Habitat board

Westlake Village-based attorney Linda Northrup was recently voted to the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. Since 1983, the nonprofit organization has repaired more than 300 homes and built 56 new homes for families in need. Low-income families who are legal U.S. residents and have lived in Ventura County for at least one year can purchase […]

Does this ring any bells?

Old Calabasas school had a treasure that we still hear about to this day

Towers holding heavy cast iron bells that were rung to signal the start of the school day used to be as common as chalk. Replaced by electronic buzzers long ago, many old school bells were either destroyed or relegated to storage, where they remained as forgotten, silent relics that had little to do with the modern classroom. Las Virgenes Unified […]

Wounded Warriors fundraiser

The second annual Contractors with Conscience Golf Tournament fundraiser will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 6 at Los Robles Greens Golf Course, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. This event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which raises public awareness and offers programs for injured service members. The fee of $125 includes a round of […]

Eggstravaganza at shelter offers egg hunt, crafts

Ventura County Animal Services will host the fourth annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 19 at the VCAS Camarillo Animal Adoption Center, 600 Aviation Drive. This free, family- friendly event will feature half-off adoptions on dogs and cats, an egg hunt, photo booth pictures, crafts, music, prizes, a Jolly Jumper, a visit from the Easter […]


Change underway at Hilton Foundation

CEO set to retire from philanthropic organization

It’s been 30 years since Steven Hilton, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Agoura Hills, joined his family’s philanthropic organization. In the next 30 years it will be guided by a new leader—one who may or may not share the family name. Hilton announced that he will retire from the organization at the end of 2015, […]