Local similarities

Last week’s article about the proposed Agoura Village could easily have been written for the proposed Calabasas Canyon Oaks development with many of the same arguments. Fortunately, that plan was defeated at the polls last November. I think that Ms. Ahmad missed on the Camino Real Mission Road—the LA-Ventura Highway— however, I believe that it did closely parallel the 101. […]

Community supports kids at risk

The seventh annual Coats for Casa Pacifica clothes drive collected more than 2,500 articles of clothing for at-risk youths who are waiting for placement in kinship care or a foster home. “The first year we collected 100, so we are thrilled with this year’s response from the community,” said Rick Winters, cofounder of the collection drive along with Lydia Gable. […]

Grant used to fight teacher shortage

Responding to a statewide teacher shortage, Cal State Channel Islands administrators are using a nearly $250,000 grant to develop a fast-track curriculum aimed at getting aspiring teachers into classrooms a full year earlier than normal. Facing a void of teachers with credentials in bilingual education, special education, and science and mathematics, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing awarded $8 million […]

Western redbud will wow city streets

COMMENTARY /// On the trail

When the City of Agoura Hills remodeled Agoura Road between Ladyface Court and Kanan Road, the installation of landscaping along a new walking path that was part of the project provided a deft finishing touch. The sapling trees are sort of scrawny right now. But with the return of winter rains and supplemental irrigation, it’s hoped they’ll withstand the initial […]


THURS., JAN. 19 Woodland Hills Woman’s Club 10 a.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Representatives from Center for Assault Treatment Services give the program. Luncheon cost: $25. RSVP required. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10:15 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 E. Las Posas Road, Camarillo. James Adams, professor of pharmacology and […]

Media specialist, tech advisor honored

HEAD OF THE CLASS—Derek Povah, Las Virgenes Unified School District computer/network technical advisor, and Tina Johnson, the district’s media specialist, are honored for their outstanding contributions to the district at the Jan.10 board of education meeting. Johnson, the December Certificated Employee of the Month, told the board that she hopes to create a movement that demonstrates that libraries are the […]