New City Council seated in Calabasas

Family, friends and community members filled the council chambers in Calabasas last week to recognize the two winners of the 2015 municipal election and witness the selection of a new mayor and mayor pro tem. The annual reorganization meeting began with the certification of the results for the Nov. 3 municipal election. Mayor Lucy Martin opened the City Council meeting […]

CAL FIRE is hiring for 2016

Seasonal firefighters and inspector jobs open

CAL FIRE, one of the largest firefighting agencies in the world, is accepting applications for seasonal firefighter and defensible space inspector (forestry aide) positions throughout the state for 2016. Each year CAL FIRE hires approximately 2,300 seasonal firefighters and forestry aides. These seasonal positions can last up to nine months at any of CAL FIRE’s over 350 facilities, including fire […]

Compelling tale of the Holocaust

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

“The Diary of Anne Frank,” which concluded a five-day run at Calabasas High School last weekend, is a highly moving and dramatic play adaptation of “The Diary of a Young Girl,” which became one of the most celebrated books of 20th century literature. The original play was written in 1955 by screenwriters Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett, three years after […]

Innovative colleges offer unusual application options

College Corner

At last month’s National Association for College Admission Counseling conference I attended a session where admissions officers from several colleges talked about new approaches they are using in applications. While many colleges use application essays in an effort to differentiate students with similar grades and test scores, these schools are providing different options for students to make themselves known to […]

Computer thieves hit local high schools


Computer thieves struck Agoura and Oak Park high schools within a span of two weeks. Five people broke into the Oak Park High School Computer Lab Nov. 18 and stole 17 new iMac computers valued at $36,000. The Wednesday theft occurred at 2 a.m., Oak Park SuperintendentTony Knight said. Seven computers were stolen from Agoura High on Nov. 6. Security […]

Kids helping kids

FOR THE CHILDREN—Ava Ghashghaei, left, 11, and Ava Putnam, 5, model traditional Iranian outfits during a fashion show at the UNICEF and Child Foundation’s Universal Children’s Day Celebration Nov. 21. Below, Nargol Rashidian, 11, plays the qanun, a Middle Eastern stringed instrument at the event. The fundraiser at the Calabasas Library for the Child Foundation also featured kids performing international […]

Reporters expose abuse scandal


Tom McCarthy knows how to tell an engaging story. He proved it in “The Station Agent;” he proved it in “The Visitor;” and as writer-director of “Spotlight,” he proves it again. The story comes with its own inherent drama: it’s “based on actual events” of a small team of reporters at the Boston Globe uncovering a widespread network of priests […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 27: Thanksgiving holiday-no school Wed., Dec. 2: Hot Spots/ nutrition Eighth- grade IB info night/6:30 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 27: Thanksgiving holiday-no school Oak Park Eagles Fri., Nov. 27: Thanksgiving holiday-no school Thurs., Dec. 3: “Romeo and Juliet”/pavilion/7 p.m. Westlake Warriors Fri., Nov. 27: Thanksgiving holiday-no school Tues., Dec. 1: PTSA executive board meeting/faculty cafeteria/9 […]

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