2014-06-12 E-Edition

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Las Virgenes celebrates THE Event of the year

Community and its celebs support local school district

Besides being possibly the coolest kindergarten dad in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins proved himself a generous one as well Saturday night at the third annual Together Helping Education (THE) Event fundraiser in Calabasas. Hawkins, the father of a student at Round Meadow Elementary, and his side project/cover band Chevy Metal nearly brought the […]


ABCs of the classroom

CCSS: Common Core state standards are guidelines for student performance in math and English from kindergarten through 12th grade. The standards help students obtain the knowledge and skills needed for college and careers. LCFF: The Local Control Funding Formula is used by the state to determine its funding for public education. Under the new system, school districts will receive funding […]

Girls create a guide to wildlife

IN PRINT—Nine girls from the Las Virgenes Junior Girl Scout Troop 756-6 present docents at the Malibu Creek State Park Visitor Center with a wildlife guidebook they prepared as part of the requirements for Scouting’s Bronze Award. The book, at right, features information about local wildlife and how to keep it protected. The guidebook is available for free during open […]

Chaparral Elementary – Mrs. Thibodeau and Mrs. Pollon, First Grade

Big Dog rides off into sunset

Oak Park’s Roger Newell steps down from softball post after 30-year run

There was no press conference. No parade, no primetime special, no pomp and circumstance, no curtain call. Roger Newell, 57, has retired from coaching the Oak Park High softball team he managed for 30 years. Two days after Oak Park’s last game of the season, a 4-1 loss at Simi Valley on May 20 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 […]

Water tank injunction thrown out

Judge allows work on Westlake tank to proceed

Los Angeles Superior Court ruled against a temporary restraining order that would have stopped construction on the new water tank being built in the Westlake Village Three Springs neighborhood. Judge Joanne O’Donnell allowed construction of the 5-million-gallon tank to proceed, although she said in her seven-page ruling on June 4 that she still needed more information on the case. A […]

New fee for Civic Arts Plaza tickets

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza theatergoers who want to buy tickets at the box office will be charged an extra $2 per ticket starting July 1. The new processing fee, which is lower than the fees charged by Ticketmaster, was approved on May 27 as part of an effort to raise revenue and cut costs at the city’s two theaters, […]

Presentation keeps eye on Rocketdyne

June 18 meeting to discussfield lab’s cleanup efforts

The next Santa Susana Field Laboratory Work Group meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wed., June 18 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. The feature presentation will be “Potential for Offsite Exposures Associated with the SSFL” with Dr. Yoram Cohen, professor of chemical engineering at the UCLA Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, and […]

Lupin Hill – Ms. Pitzer, Second Grade Round Meadow Elementary – Miss Melick, Third Grade

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