2014-04-17

It’s official—Calabasas election moves to fall

City switches voting to November to encourage better turnout

Beginning in 2015, the City of Calabasas will move its municipal election to the first Tuesday of November in odd-numbered years. County, state and federal elections take place in even years unless a special election is involved. But the city’s switch from March to November in odd years will allow it to consolidate its balloting with the Las Virgenes Unified […]

Teens can join philanthropic group



Assisteens, an auxiliary of Assistance League of Conejo Valley, is hosting a membership drive for the school year 2014-2015. Teens entering grades seven through 12 can join the group, which meets once a month. Members design their own philanthropic programs and raise money to support them, engage in community service and work in the ALCV thrift shop. Teens can earn […]

Sprint and sizzle

Tim Nguyen is a standout freshman sprinter for Agoura boys’ swim team


Tim Nguyen’s confidence and demeanor in the pool don’t match his rookie status. Nguyen, an Agoura High freshman swimmer, quickly flourished into one of the top sprinters in the Marmonte League this spring. The Chargers noticed Nguyen’s competitive edge immediately. The rookie finished second in the 100-yard freestyle race during an intra-squad scrimmage before the season started. “Tim right away […]

Christians prepare for their holiest day




This weekend, almost 2.2 billion Christians around the world will come together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is a universal tradition and the greatest event in the Christian calendar. “Easter is the preeminent celebration in our church, bigger than Christmas,” said Monsignor Paul Albee of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark. Unlike Christmas, which marks the birth […]

Keep e-cigs off school campuses



The days of high-schoolers having to hide in the bathroom or behind a tall oak tree on the edge of campus to steal a “puff” are over. That’s because a new technology allows rebellious teens to consume nicotine, and even THC, practically anywhere—including inside classrooms. E-cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that produce sweetsmelling vapors as opposed to foul tobacco smoke, have […]

A happy belated birthday



After hearing that Dr. Elane Geller, the annual World War II speaker who is believed to be the youngest known Holocaust survivor, never had her own birthday party as a child, Oaks Christian School students gave her a special surprise celebration. World War II class teacher Brad Livingstone scheduled Geller, 77, to speak to the class on April 2—her actual […]

‘Lob City’ redux



The Art of Being



What you intend is what you become If you were to think of the span of your life as a journey, how happy, how fulfilled, how peaceful would you be at this particular point in your life? Is it possible that, as Gary Zukav says, our intentions shape our experiences, which, at the end of the day, comprise the sum […]


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