2016-02-11

Beijing performers take center stage at Chinese New Year celebration



Lions ink names to scholarships



HEAR THE LIONS ROAR—Oaks Christian High honored seniors from nine sports teams who will continue playing in college during a signing day ceremony on Feb. 3 on campus. The Lions are Michael Pittman (USC football), Brandon Coll (University of Chicago football), Taylor Burns (Santa Clara softball), Destiny Diaz (La Sierra softball), Kaitlyn Kruger (Pittsburgh softball), Marie Sobel (Seton Hall softball), […]

Thoughts about freeway catwalk



The proposed wildlife bridge will cost taxpayers at least $48 million. There is an existing tunnel in the area under the freeway that has been rejected. City, county and state officials are unable to control the influx of coyotes. Are they going to do a better job controlling an increase of mountain lions? How many mountain lions have been killed […]

Oak Park High School fair promotes Sustainability



SERIOUSLY FUN— Oak Park High School’s Super Saturday Sustainability Fair Feb. 6 offers activities for the whole family. At left, Thousand Oaks resident Luca Paulson, 4, jumps for joy because the‘scribble machine’ he built using an electronic motor is successful. Center, Oak Park resident Tom Levin prepares to test drive a Tesla Roadster during the event. At right, Oak Park […]

Round Meadow marks 100 school days



Students at Round Meadow Elementary School in Hidden Hills celebrated the 100th day of school with a lesson in charity— and art. In each class, kindergarten through fifth, teachers challenged their students to collect 100 cans of food to donate to the SOVA food bank in Los Angeles. After collecting the food, teachers gave their students a second challenge: create […]

Testing the raging water



On Jan. 31 at approximate 12:30 p.m. and at the height of the rain and windstorm, I decided, on my return from Costco, to drive down Lake Lindero Road from T.O to Canwood in order to get a glimpse of the torrent that would presumably be flowing in the drainage canal that flows under the road near that intersection. To […]

Historical Society’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year



Conejo Valley Historical Society named Barbara Crowdis as its 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Crowdis’ introduction to the society and the Stagecoach Inn Museum was a holiday tea held in 1998. With encouragement from friends who were already docents, she joined the Docent Council in 1999 and began leading school tours program upon completion of her docent training. Working in […]

Kids to get a preview of math, science careers



An upcoming half-day conference on the campus of Cal Lutheran University will give youths a taste of what it’s like to work in a math-, science- and/ or technology-related field. Registration for the Sat., March 12 Brighter Horizons Conference is open to boys and girls in grades five through nine. At the event, which lasts from 8 a.m. to noon, […]

Not in favor of Calabasas hotels



If you wonder why Calabasas calls it a planning department or planning commission, it’s because all they are interested in doing is building. Building to meet an ever-growing budget demand that never seems to slow down. Neither of the two proposed hotels will offer anything of service or benefit to the community in any way other than, the developer’s favored […]

Happy fill-in-the-blank Day, Feb. 14

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To all the unattached people out there who are dreading the upcoming celebration of love on Valentine’s Day: Don’t despair. All is not lost if you don’t have a partner or special someone to shower with gifts and cover with kisses. On Feb. 14 this year, if you get the inevitable “Happy Valentine’s Day” greeting—often from people who know you’ll […]


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