2015-05-07

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Watershed management workshop



A public workshop on the Enhanced Watershed Management (EWM) programs for the Malibu Creek Watershed and the North Santa Monica Bay Coastal Watersheds is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:0 p.m. on May 14 at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The event is sponsored by the County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Flood Control District and the cities […]

Family Men

Dance, kid, dance!

My 11-year-old sixth-grader has become very serious—he’s dead set on getting a six-pack. One night during dinner he said, “Relationships with girls are complicated these days. How do you know when you’re giving them too much attention or not enough?” My wife and I explained that he should be himself and not change to impress a girl. The right girl, […]

A special day for children



Legends are born




Move over, Marion Jones. The track legend’s 100- and 200-meter Ventura County Track and Field Championship records came crashing down on May 1 at Moorpark High. Rio Mesa junior Zaria Francis won the 100 in a blistering 11.41 seconds. Oaks Christian sophomore Lauren Rain Williams surpassed the former Olympian’s time in the 200 in an impressive 23.20 seconds. Marion Jones […]

Common Core



I am appalled by your puerile expression in the April 30 editorial regarding Common Core testing. By attempting to persuade people to accede to the unacceptable, you willingly endeavor to abrogate and demean the freedom of students and parents to protect themselves from invasive, harmful testing. You also try to override and ignore the laws enacted in every state, which […]

Grateful for each other




Not many bonds are stronger than the one between a mother and daughter. Learning from the prospects and challenges that life presents each day, Kavi and Leela Ladnier rely on that connection to stay focused on the positive. They also welcome change with open hearts. “As a single mom . . . my mom just keeps going,” said Leela, a […]

Planting seeds to cure cancer




In honor of a boy who drew the support of an entire community as he underwent treatment for cancer, the Cordasco family of Calabasas is launching a foundation that will work to bring comfort and hope to teenagers who are affected by the disease. The foundation will host an inaugural Yellow Hold ’em Tournament and Dinner on Thurs. June 4. […]

How does your garden grow?

Kids and parents plant new aeroponics tower at Oak Park elementary school

Students at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park launched a new program recently to grow organic fruits and vegetables using a scientific technology called aeroponics. In a special event in April, students and parents from Brookside’s kindergarten planted a new aeroponics tower in the organic garden on the campus. Students will try soil-less growing in a Tower Garden brought to […]

Get out of a jam




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