Agoura Hills won’t contest new radio tower

The installation of communication equipment designed to improve contact between police, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency responders in Agoura Hills will move ahead even though the City Council has reservations about use of a 70-foot monopole that will emit radio-frequency waves. The pole will be installed on Kimberly Peak west of Grey Rock Road in the Morrison Ranch area of […]

Melanie recalls a rainy day at Woodstock


On a rainy Friday night in August 1969, 22-year-old Melanie Safka inspired some 400,000 people to light candles at the historic Woodstock Music Festival in upstate New York. Then an unknown singer-songwriter, Melanie was the quintessential hippie earth mama. She had wispy, long hair, wore floor-length caftans, and sang songs like “Beautiful People” and “Birthday of the Sun” in a […]

Program on Israeli- Palestinian relationships

Shira Efron of the Rand Corporation will speak to Temple Adat Elohim Brotherhood members and guests on “The Israeli-Palestinian Situation, a Unique Perspective” at 9:15 a.m. Sun., Oct. 16 in the temple social hall, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. As part of her presentation, Efron will discuss how the Arab Spring has affected Israel’s relationships with its neighbors. Efron […]

Drone policy at LVUSD

The Las Virgenes Unified School District dialed in a new drone policy at a recent board of education meeting. The new guidelines will give teachers and other individuals the right to use drones on school property under certain conditions and with proper licensing. Drones currently aren’t permitted for educational purposes in California public schools, but Las Virgenes officials believe the […]

New kids’ video a game changer

Animator designs a 3-D adventure to help children with cancer, illnesses

An upcoming 3-D, cinematic adventure video game developed by Calabasas resident Kenny Roy was created to entertain and bring hope to children dealing with cancer and other lifethreatening illnesses. Roy, 33, has been a professional animator for nearly 15 years. His career includes work on the films “Chronicle,” “Garfield” and the 2005 version of “King Kong.” He recently turned his […]

Education foundation honors departing chair, receives check

Craig Berman is newly-elected president

Deanna Glassberg joined the Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools in 2011 and rose to the rank of president by 2013. At the Oct. 4 LVUSD Board of Education meeting, Glassberg stepped down as head of the district’s fundraising arm but not before handing over a $210,000 donation check to district officials. The money was raised at The Event, an annual […]

Temple to celebrate Sukkot with sangria happy hour

Temple Etz Chaim invites the community to Sangria in the Sukkah, a family-friendly event during the weeklong holiday of Sukkot, at 4:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 20 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Sangria in the Sukkah will feature a sangria happy hour and appetizers as well as family friendly drinks and snacks for children along with […]

Time to get on board with transportation improvements

Watch out, there’s a traffic jam up ahead. It’s that gaggle of ballot measures on Election Day, and drivers aren’t happy. When faced with a multitude of decisions in the election booth—there will be 17 taxes, initiatives and referendums on Nov. 8— fatigued voters tend to just vote no. What they should not do, however, is ignore the importance of […]

Workshop seeks to keep teens safe

Children’s Defense Alliance will present a free Teen Safety Awareness Workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22 at Hub 101 in Main Pavilion, 31416 Agoura Road, Ste. 105, Westlake Village. The event is for ages 13 and older. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. Topics to be covered will include dating safety, social media/ geo-tagging, bullying/cyberbullying, stalking/cyber-stalking […]

Oak Park High debate club nabs tourney win

The Oak Park High School Debate Club is only two years old, but that didn’t stop the team from winning in the Jack Howe Memorial Tournament Sept. 24 and 25 at Cal State Long Beach. The competition pitted Oak Park students against more than 1,300 students from 90 private and public schools. Twins Max and Jake Freeman are co-captains of […]

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