Bay Laurel elementary welcomes new principal

Jacqueline O’Sullivan was announced as the new principal of Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas and introduced by Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Dan Stepenosky at the June 17 Board of Education meeting. O’Sullivan is replacing Susan Wachtel in the leadership role, who is retiring. With more than 25 years of education experience, O’Sullivan will start in her new […]

The Art of Being

“Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.” — Goethe Life: a wild ride on a universal roller coaster How do you think your life is progressing? Is it moving linearly on an ascending line or does it have curves and bends in it? Life can be […]

Eyes open

The Sheriff’s Teenage Traffic Offender Program (STTOP) wants you to be the eyes and ears of the community. If you witness a case of reckless driving, call STTOP at ( 818) 880- 5420. To learn more, visit www.sttop.net.

Elementary schools earn top honor

Every person has a unique story to tell

Consider the story She’s the one who takes up the center of the grocery store aisle shuffling with her shopping cart and going nowhere fast. You try to pass by with the cellphone to your ear as precious minutes tick away from your busy day. Perhaps he’s the one zigzagging from lane to lane with the flashing taillights proof of […]

Farewell to teachers, staff at OPUSD

Several teachers and staff members have concluded their long careers in Oak Park Unified School District. At Brookside Elementary School, Cindy Hicks hung up her ruler at the end of the school year after 21 years as a teacher with the district. For the most part, Hicks spent her career at Brookside as a fourth-grade teacher, although she worked a […]

Cinnamon is the spice of life

Ceylon cinnamon, a spice derived from the bark of a tree native to Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) has a rich recorded history. In the book of Exodus, God instructs Moses to make a holy anointing oil using cinnamon, cassia and olive oil. In ancient Egypt, the embalming process involved cinnamon. Wealthy Romans used the spice in their funeral […]

City signs $255,000 deal with Secural

Company provides parking enforcement

The Calabasas City Council has approved a new professional services agreement with Secural Security Corp. For the past four years, Secural has provided parking enforcement for the city, and security and patrol services at special city events and at municipal facilities. According to a city report, the company’s knowledge of local events and the expertise and care it displays in […]

Elder to discuss Chumash maritime culture

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority will present a free talk by Chumash elder Alan Salazar titled “Chumash Maritime Culture—Past, Present and Future” at 7:30 p.m. Tues., July 15 at the stone amphitheater at Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Salazar has worked as a Native American consultant to protect archaeological sites throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, […]

Foundation helps families affected by pediatric cancer

A relationship between a “Transformers” movie and a cancer support organization might not be obvious to some people, but for Jason and Heather Donatini, a matter of connecting the dots led them to start the Thousand Oaks-based Bumblebee Foundation. The nonprofit organization helps families dealing with pediatric cancer. It was established in memory of The Donatinis’ 4-yearold son, Jarren, who […]

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