2014-08-28

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Oak Park education goes high tech




Oak Park Unified School District spent the summer rebuilding its technology infrastructure in order to support a shift toward more student-centered computing and to enhance campus security and communications. In its second year of building toward a one-to-one student computing initiative, the district rewired each of its campuses with next-generation network cabling. This new cabling served three separate projects: a […]

Westlake woman arrested for heroin sale



On Aug. 12, the Simi Valley Police Department’s Special Operations Unit completed a four- week investigation into heroin trafficking with the arrest of Kathleen Weglarz, 23, of Westlake Village. Detectives from the city’s Special Investigations Section received information that Weglarz was delivering heroin to customers in the Simi Valley area. Detectives obtained a search warrant for Weglarz’s vehicle and person. […]

Volunteer power



Yard sale supports school



White Oak Elementary School will host an outdoor yard sale on Sat., Sept. 6 at the school, 31761 Village School Road, Westlake Village. Funds raised will be used for specialists and school programs. Organizers are asking for donations from White Oak and First Neighborhood families only. Donated items can be dropped off at the school from 2 to 3 p.m. […]

Sign falls on man



A man reportedly sustained injuries to his legs when a 1,000-pound sign from the Mobile gas station at Las Virgenes Road and the 101 Freeway in Calabasas fell and landed on him. The man was apparently working on the sign when the accident occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. Aug. 22, authorities said. The victim was taken to the Lost Hills […]

At the Library



The Calabasas Library willoffer the follow free activities at200 Civic Center Way. The librarywill be closed on Sun., Aug. 31.For more information, call(818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.Thurs., Sept. 4 and 18 atnoon will be Yoga and You withDeanne Wenger. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yogamat or large towel.Thurs., Sept. 4 at 1: 30,Pumpkin Patch Storytime willrestart for ages 3 […]

High School Hi Lights



Agoura ChargersFri., Aug. 29: Big FridayRally/stadium/10 a.m.Welcome back dance/9 p.m.Mon., Sept. 1: Labor Day-noschoolTues., Sept. 2: Parent educationnight/7 p.m.Wed., Sept. 3: New student luncheon/G building/12:30 to1:30 p.m.Thurs., Sept. 4: Theater artsmixer and tour/7 p.m.Calabasas CoyotesOak Park EaglesWestlake WarriorsMon., Sept. 1: Labor Day-noschool

Las Virgenes teachers negotiate pay raise




Las Virgenes Unified School District is in final negotiations with Las Virgenes Educators Association, the teachers union, for a 4-percent raise in teacher salaries. Teacher sreceived a 2percent raise last year, the first salary increase since the 2006-07 school year. According to Superintendent Dan Stepenosky, teachers also had their pay cut in the form of furlough days—time off with no […]

WHS student maps remote schools in India for Google




Children shouldn’t be penalized because of where they were born. That’s the philosophy that keeps 16-year-old Sumant Iyer of Thousand Oaks active in an educational nonprofit organization focused on schooling kids who live in remote tribal villages throughout India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Sumant first became involved with The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (www.ekal.org) when he was in elementary school by […]


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