2016-04-14 E-Edition

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Jewish community prepares to celebrate Passover

While the story of Passover began thousands of years ago, the significance of the holiday’s origin is still celebrated today. “Passover is when we celebrate the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt over 3,300 years ago,” said Rabbi Nosson Gurary of Chabad of Simi Valley. “Passover shouldn’t be looked at as a story from long ago but something we […]

Las Virgenes district to introduce new report cards

Elementary school report cards are undergoing a change in Las Virgenes Unified School District. The traditional report card used in the district since 2004 has put an emphasis on “everything counts,” but that line of thinking does not align with LVUSD’s broader goal of preparing students for college and real-world careers. For instance, current elementary report cards focus on all […]

Political Cartoon

Author to sign book on feisty female war correspondent

Oak Park author John Garofolo will be signing his book, “Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: Photographs by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 16 at Costco in Westlake Village. A screenwriter, professor, advertising executive, Iraq War veteran and a commander in the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve, Garofolo turned his […]

Introduction of a new Quran translation

Maria M. Dakake, an editor of a new English translation of the Quran, will give a presentation titled “The Quran: Reading the Signs” at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., April 21 in Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, Olsen Road on the Cal Lutheran University Thousand Oaks campus. Dakake is the chair and associate professor of religious studies […]

OCS theater director nominated for award

Oaks Christian Theatre Arts director Ros Allen- Enciso was nominated for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award by Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony Awards. The winner will be honored at the 2016 Tony Awards national telecast on June 12. The award honors K-12 and theater organization teachers who discover and nurture talented students. Allen-Enciso, one of Oaks Christian School’s […]

Guest opinion /// New minimum wage is a scary thought

The state Capitol building in Sacramento is a popular destination for school groups. The kids tour the historic legislative chambers, while adults explain how laws are made. A more accurate tour of how laws are made can be found on Netflix. Look for the 1931 horror classic “Frankenstein.” There you’ll get a good look at how it’s really done. Peek […]

Shop for a good cause

The Center4Special Needs, a parent-founded nonprofit, will present its Shop for the Cause event from 4 to 9 p.m. Fri., April 22 at the Sunland Vintage Winery, 1321 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 108, Thousand Oaks. The event will feature wine, dessert and vendors. Proceeds will fund programs that enable parents to provide developmentally challenged children opportunities to access treatments and […]

Seder in Agoura Hills

Chabad of the Conejo will host an Eve of Passover Seder at 7:14 p.m. Fri., April 22 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The Seder will start with a candle lighting, followed by a 15-part feast that includes sharing the story with children, eating matzo, drinking wine, and other rituals commemorating both the slavery in Egypt and the liberation. A […]