2015-10-29 E-Edition

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Measure O needed to preserve Calabasas open space

Guest opinion

The desire to exercise local control over land use issues was one of the primary motivating factors for incorporation of the City of Calabasas in 1991. On Nov. 3, Calabasas will have an opportunity to reaffirm its long-standing commitment to open space protection by voting to enact Measure O, the 2015 Open Space Initiative. In 2005, Calabasas voters approved Measure […]

Secure document-shredding event

Protecting consumers

Identity theft is the nation’s fastest-growing crime, claiming almost 10 million victims per year, especially senior citizens, according to FBI statistics. To address this growing problem and help community members properly dispose of personal, confidential documents that might be used in identify theft, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks–Griffin Memorial Park in Westlake Village will host a free Community Shred Day from […]

Youth of the Month

WELL DONE—The Linda and David Catlin Boys & Girls Club at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills named 12-year-old Eva Gold the Youth of the Month. Eva, an Agoura Hills resident, received the honor for the many contributions she has made to the club’s programs as well as her positive atittude and for serving as a role model to […]

High School Hi*Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Oct. 30: ComedySportz/ performing arts education center/ 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 4: Winter sports parent meeting/performing arts education center/6 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 5: Junior Java/ main quad/10:20 to 10:30 a.m. Fall concert/performing arts education center/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Oct. 30: Last day of Red Ribbon Week Halloween competition/ lower quad/nutrition Sat., Oct. 31: Students for Equal […]

Blood donations are needed

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the holiday season is in full swing. Donors with all blood types are needed. Following are upcoming blood drives. American Red Cross Woodland Hills Donation Center, 6338 Variel Ave., Woodland Hills. Noon to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m.to 2 p.m. […]

Las Virgenes endorsements

On Nov. 3, voters will decide not only on protecting the fiscal health of the district by continuing the highly successful Measure E initiative, but by electing new leadership to the board of education as well. Neither of these issues seem very controversial. But as history has shown, with the absence of controversy comes an absence of voters. That potential […]

Brain power

MATH PATH—Above, Allison Lain, 9, concentrates on a math test during the fifth annual Trimathalon Oct. 18 at Mathnasium in Thousand Oaks. Below, fourth-graders Abhishek Jagannathan, 9, left, and Aiden DePrano, 8, guess how many pencils are in the cup as a tie-breaker for first place during the event. Kids in grades two through five could participate, taking three tests […]

Trip to Santa Barbara museums

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library will sponsor a cultural bus trip Sat., Nov. 21 to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Guests will board the bus at 8:15 a.m. at the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, and depart at 8:30 a.m. sharp. The return time is about 5:30 p.m. […]

College-bound students want to know

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER—Oak Park Principal Kevin Buchana,flanked by student ambassadors, welcomes parents and students to the College Knowledge Night Oct. 7 at OPHS. Hundreds of students and family members attended workshops about higher education and met with SAT/ACT test prep vendors.