2015-01-01 E-Edition

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Fighting fires a year-round pursuit

At The Library

During the months of January and February, the City of Westlake Village, the Westlake Village Library, and the Friends of the Westlake Village Library are co-sponsoring the sixth annual Westlake Village Reads, a One-City-One-Book program. This year’s theme, “Escape to Nature with Books!” will be presented through seven programs for residents of all ages. The event will kick off at […]

A year in review—Las Virgenes and Oak Park unified school districts

Las Virgenes and Oak Park unified school districts underwent some monumental changes with the introduction of the new Common Core state standards. The districts also took a hard look at homework and student stress. Both school districts implemented Common Core this year and updated their technology. The new standards place an emphasis on communication, real-world relevance, problemsolving and critical thinking […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A person reported that a couple tried to break into his home on Michelle Drive Dec. 19. According to the victim, a man and woman knocked on the front door and when no one answered, they walked into the backyard and knocked on a window. The culprits fled once they saw someone inside. Someone stole $14,500 worth of […]

On Ice

Hear ye, hear ye

Students pitch their projects at the Bay Laurel State Fair

New Year brings bevy of new laws

While the 113th Congress passed just 142 laws this year— the fewest in two decades—lawmakers in Sacramento crafted and passed 931 laws in 2014. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed the bills, many of which will go into effect Jan. 1. The new laws cover a wide range of issues, including the checkout lines at grocery stores and the assembly lines […]

Local Scouts on parade

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 2: Winter break-no school Thurs., Jan. 8: Student-directed musical/performing arts education center/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 2: Winter break-no school Mon., Jan. 5: PFC meeting/9:30 a.m. Musical auditions through Fri., Jan. 9/3 to 5 p.m. Tues., Jan. 6: Cheer parent meeting/ lecture hall/6 p.m. Wed., Jan. 7: Financial aid info night/7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 8: […]