2014-12-18 E-Edition

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Happy Hanukkah

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Third-row seats were stolen from a white Chevrolet Suburban and a black Cadillac Escalade parked in the Sheraton Hotel parking lot on Agoura Road between Nov. 29 and 30. An iPhone 4 worth $100 was stolen from a car parked in front of a home on Thousand Oaks Boulevard between Dec. 7 and 8. A checkbook and $8,000 […]

OPUSD changes school motto to reflect philosophy

The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education chose a new motto last week to reflect the district’s “moral imperatives,” the philosophies that guide the work of teachers and administrators. The motto, “Educating Compassionate and Creative Global Citizens,” will replace “Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders,” which was created 20 years ago. Superintendent Tony Knight said he wanted to change the motto […]

Christmas concerts at churches

•The 40-voice Chancel Choir of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will present “The Christmas Promise,” a program in three suites by Lloyd Larson, during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Dec. 21 at 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The three suites— “Let Every Heart Prepare,” “Glory to the Newborn King” and “Let Earth Receive Her King”—tell […]

Businesses want City of Calabasas to relax sign laws

Current ordinance too restrictive, Chamber says

A group of business owners in Calabasas asked the City Council at its Dec. 10 meeting to review the restrictions on sign usage in the city. The group wants more freeway facing signs, fewer restrictions on the size of monument signs and elimination of the ban on sidewalk signs. The issue was placed on the council’s agenda after it received […]

Beware of DUI checkpoint

If you’re thinking about drinking at your holiday party and getting behind the wheel without sobering up, think twice. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu/Lost Hills Station said it will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Fri., Dec. 19 at an undisclosed location in Malibu. The checkpoint—Pacific Coast Highway is a common target area—will be between 7 p.m. […]

Story time at the library

Storytime with stories, songs and fingerplays will be offered for children and their caregivers on Fridays from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Children ages 6 to 24 months can shake out their sillies at 10 a.m. Kids ages 2 to 5 years can get their wiggle on at 11 a.m. This […]

UCLA Bruins select first Kid Captain

Logan Nobriga, a 10-yearold boy from Oak Park who is battling cancer, was selected as the first Kid Captain by Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and the UCLA men’s basketball team. The new Kid Captain program recognizes UCLA pediatric patients who face life-threatening illnesses with courage, strength and determination. Logan and his family were invited to attend the UCLA basketball game […]

Newcomers join OPUSD school board

Ross, Hazelton, Helfstein take oath

The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education officially welcomed three new members during its Dec. 9 reorganization meeting. Derek Ross, Drew Hazelton and Denise Helfstein were sworn into offi ce, and a farewell was given to board president Mary Pallant, who had decided not to run for reelection. Superintendent Tony Knight said that when Pallant was elected to […]