2014-11-13

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Do the math: District is on the right track



Following several years of revenue shortfalls due to the recession, the Las Virgenes Unified School District is making a financial comeback. Besides breathing new life into the district’s balance sheet—good news for students and teachers—the economic turnaround will benefit local property owners, who ultimately pay for our public schools in the form of taxation. Recently, the school district took advantage […]

Oaks Christian School honors veterans

Vietnam War pilot speaks at special assembly Nov. 11

Oaks Christian School hosted an all-school assembly honoring U.S. veterans on Nov. 11 at its Westlake Village campus. Vietnam War veteran Jim Bouterse of Miami, Fla., was the keynote speaker. Bouterse met OCS eighth- graders at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., last May when the students approached him to thank him for his service. The veteran was […]

Gingerbread boutique is a sweet event



Robin Hood returns




The sound of Celtic folk music will wend through the cool, fall air. William Shakespeare will coach a teen as he reads through a monologue in “Hamlet.” Nicollo Machiavelli will offer the finer points of political science from his pavilion. Residents can expect to experience all that and more when the second annual Nottingham Festival returns this weekend to Rancho […]

Reunion for Westlake High class of 2004

Nov. 28 event to have food, dancing

Westlake High School announced its upcoming class of 2004 reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Fri., Nov. 28 at Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Co., 26787 Agoura Road, Calabasas. The event will have drinks, food and dancing. Tickets are $65. For information and tickets, email lkbaum@gmail.com.

Explain, please



Why is it that the City Council of Westlake Village had to have a public vote to allow Lowe’s to occupy the space where Target is presently residing but there was no such uproar for Target coming into the city on Russell Ranch Road? Perhaps it was because of Jim Bruno and his filibustering, and the Do It Center’s aggressive […]

Lacrosse team takes the gold in Vegas



Helping the homeless survive winter with sleeping bags



Since 1944, Fred Jordan Missions has provided food, warm clothes, blankets and other services to people in need in Los Angeles and throughout the world. In Los Angeles County alone there are more than 53,000 homeless men, women and children. The reasons for homelessness vary from pers on to person: domestic violence, mental illness, the economy or abandonment. Although some […]

Warriors trounce Lions on the road




Jim Benkert was against Oaks Christian School opening its doors a few blocks away from Westlake High in 2000. Benkert, who has led the Warrior football team the past 26 years, perceived the Lions as a regional threat. He, along with many others, envisioned the Lions changing the sports landscape in the area, primarily in football with Bill Redell leading […]