2015-01-22

Kids have a world of fun with giant European map




Students at some Las Virgenes Unified elementary schools are visiting Europe, and they don’t even have to leave campus. A 26-by-26-foot map of Europe is traveling to several schools in the district as part of a comprehensive history and geography lesson. The National Geographic Traveling Map of Europe is intended for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The first stop […]

Overpass doesn’t live up to hype



As a longtime resident of Agoura Hills I have observed the various improvement projects for access to the 101 Freeway. The latest improvement project was to the Lindero Canyon Bridge in Westlake Village. This project took about a year to complete with disruption to traffic over the bridge and access ramps to the 101. At first it looked like the […]

City begins Agoura Road improvement



Reagan Library tapped for debate



The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has joined with CNN to host its GOP presidential candidate debate on Sept. 16 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Details regarding the debate will be released in the coming months. This is the second time that the Reagan Foundation has partnered with CNN for a presidential debate. The first was held at the […]

A book in the hand is worth two on the shelf



High School Hi Lights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 23: Final exams End of first semester Sat., Jan. 24: Spirit competition Tues., Jan. 27: International Baccalaureate information night/ performing arts education center/ 6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 23: End of first semester Finals-half day schedule ComedySportz/performing arts education center/6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 24: SAT/8 a.m. Saturday school/8:30 a.m. Mon., Jan. 26: New student luncheon/ […]

Latest scoop on the poop



Happy New Year to my wonderful Oak Park neighbors and to their lovely dogs, but would you please pick up after your pups? There is dog poop everywhere: on our lawns, on the open space trails and slopes and even on the pavements. I know some of you think your dog’s poop is fertilizer. If that were the case, our […]

Take tour of water facilities

Not usually open to the public

The Las Virgenes–Triunfo Joint Powers Authority will conduct a free tour of its water recycling, wastewater treatment, composting and solar-power facilities from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 7. A bus trip will take guests to facilities not normally open to the public: the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility, the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility and a six-acre solar power […]

Journal-writing workshop in WLV



Leslie Levy, certified Journal to the Self instructor, and Nathan Ohren, also a certified JTTS instructor and founder of Write4Life, are co-facilitating a journal-writing workshop called Journal to the Self. Write4Life is a web resource for living with passion, clarity and purpose through journal writing. The workshop is presented in weekly, two-hour sessions in a private area of the Stonehaus, […]

It’s a hawk on a cold tin roof




It’s a handy turn of events to have outgrown my childhood penchant towards queasiness at sight of icky things, because my backyard’s resident red-tailed hawk has really been pushing the gruesome envelope lately. The hawk has long been a regular on the limbs of the big coast live oak that lords over my property in rural Agoura. An ivysmothered slope […]


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