2015-03-05 E-Edition

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Las Virgenes school officials worried about loss of ROP funding

LVUSD officials sense what might be a money grab

A rift is growing between the Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education regarding funding for regional occupational programs. LVUSD superintendent Dan Stepenosky railed against Los Angeles County education chief Art Delgado for reneging on an 18-month-old agreement to slowly phase out ROP financing while the state begins a new, school-to-career funding program. LVUSD […]

Photo magic on display

15 artists featured at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts show

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley’s new show, “Expressive Imagery: Beyond the Snapshot,” is open to the public at The Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The 15 photographers in the show and their work will be in the spotlight at a free artists’ reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat., […]

Bunny festival is egg-cellent entertainment

The annual Cottontail Day Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 28 at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. The event is for families with children ages 1 to 7. Children can have their photo taken or share a hug with the Cottontail Bunny. Children ages 1 to 7 can join in the $2 egg […]

Buddhist center invites the inner self

The Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center will celebrate its wfourth anniversary at its present location with a free open house from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., March 7 in the Water Court, 910 Hampshire Road, Ste. I, Westlake Village. The schedule of events is: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Wish fulfilling Jewel 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Free meditation workshop taught […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills An armed robber stole $300 from the 7-Eleven store in the 5600 block of Lake Lindero Drive Feb. 21. The culprit, who wore surgical gloves, threatened the cashier with what appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun. A similar robbery occurred at the store Jan. 30. Someone caused $ 50 in damage to two door handles in the 5000 […]

Sleeping bags needed for the homeless

Drive ends March 15

Mustang Marketing, a Thousand Oaks- based marketing firm, is hosting its third annual sleeping bag drive for the homeless of Ventura County through Sun., March 15. The drive is open to all Ventura County residents. New or used sleeping bags can be brought to Mustang Marketing, 3135 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park, or to Noah’s Cleaners, 3275 Thousand Oaks Blvd., […]

Let it Snow

The Art of Being

Groundhog Day

Every day, each of us makes a multitude of choices that will impact our lives . . . the quality of our choices will dictate whether we will struggle in frustration or live an extraordinary life—the life of our dreams. — Debbie Ford Earlier this month, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicted another six weeks of winter, which was not good news […]

Volunteer spirit alive in Westlake Village

The Westlake Village City Council honored approximately 70 people at a Feb. 25 meeting for their volunteer work and commitment to the improvement of the community. The recognition of the volunteers, who serve on nine committees and groups, began with a reception in the City Hall community room and continued in the council chambers, where city officials called the volunteers […]