2016-09-22 E-Edition

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Opposed to District of Choice

Our school district is a model of successful education in California, but that education only applies to the well-to-do surrounding communities. While offering a first-class educational opportunity to all may have been the heart of SB 1432, it has turned into district fight for state dollars. The number of out-of-district students in the Oak Park Unified School District runs close […]

Search and rescue team on a mission to wipe out breast cancer

Lost Hills team joins the 2016 #PinkPatchProject in honor of loved ones who lost their lives to the disease

Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Malibu Search and Rescue team invites residents to show their support by purchasing flashy pink shoulder patches and car stickers bearing its logo. The all-volunteer Malibu Search and Rescue team based at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Calabasas is known for its work helping lost hikers, wayward drivers ers and […]


THURS., SEPT. 22 Portuguese Fraternal Society Of America 1:30 a.m. at Main Street Restaurant, 3159 E. Main St., Ventura. No-host lunch and meeting. For anyone of Portuguese descent or interested in the culture. RSVP requested. Contact: Cora Corella. Phone: 805.483. 6285. Ventura County Rose Society 6:30 p.m. refreshments at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. […]

Area deacon finds calling in Los Angeles

After nearly 30 years of serving with the clergy at Simi Valley’s St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, Deacon Jim Carper is now answering a new call. The Simi Valley resident was recently appointed parish life director of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in South Central Los Angeles. He has been serving in the congregation since June. “I am excited about the […]

Frisbee golf?

Congratulations to the Rancho Simi Park District, you’ve ruined the nicest, quietest little community park, Chaparral Park, we had in Oak Park. Disc (Frisbee) golf? Seriously? From one end of the park to the other with throwing lanes crisscrossing the walking path multiple times. The same walking path many elderly and disabled people from the nearby townhomes use daily for […]

Benefit goes to the dogs . . . and cats

The Humane Society of Ventura County will present its 10th annual Cats in the Canyon and Hounds in the Hollow fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 25 at Boccali’s Pizza and Pasta Restaurant, 3277 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. This year’s event will feature a vegetarian Italian buffet and a Buy-It-Now marketplace with items and services from local businesses. […]

Local artists on stage in free concert

The City of Agoura Hills and Tiny Porch Concerts will present a free, outdoor concert featuring the Americana sound of The Show Ponies at 4:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 2 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. The Show Ponies is an indie-folk band with an old-time, bluegrass sound. In addition to the main stage, the family […]


Special family services at temple Temple Etz Chaim will host family prayer services for the High Holy Days that are geared for families with young children. The services are open to the community at no cost, and no ticket is needed to attend. Rosh Hashana services are from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 3, and Yom Kippur services are […]

Views on Canyon Oaks project

The Canyon Oaks project in Calabasas should never have been approved by the City Council. When three of the five council members approved the project, with the stroke of a pen, they dismissed the residents’ concerns and legitimate violations of the General Plan. If this can happen in a scenic corridor on Las Virgenes Road, in a canyon that has […]