2017-03-02 E-Edition

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LVUSD to offer in-house credentialing

New mentoring program approved

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education voted Feb. 7 to allow the school district to open its own credentialing school. The new in-house teacher credential program called LVUSD Center for Excellence in Education is expected to save the district money and offer new teachers and up-and-coming administrators an individualized program that matches LVUSD goals. Educators currently receive […]

Original Rockwell painting installed at Reagan Library

In honor of Ronald Reagan’s 106th birthday on Feb. 6, the Reagan Library installed an original Norman Rockwell painting of Reagan into its permanent galleries. “I have always been a fan of Norman Rockwell’s, and I was awestruck when he asked to do my portrait,” Reagan said in a taped message to the Norman Rockwell Museum in 1987. “He painted […]

Pet of the week

SWEETIE—Mango is a female brown and white pit bull about 5 years old. She is adorable, with an affectionate personality. She is good in a car, on a leash, and good with other dogs. She is housebroken, calm and quite. If you would like to adopt Mango ask for ID No. A5014209 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura […]

School board honors Aca Deca team

Oak Park High School may not have nabbed a first or even a second place win at the Feb. 4 Academic Decathlon at Pacifica High School in Oxnard, but team members were treated as scholastic heroes at last week’s Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meeting. Board members presented each member of the team with a certificate of […]

Westlake volunteers get their just rewards

For more than two decades, Debby Gustafson, a founding member of the Disaster Response Team in Westlake Village, has been helping others help themselves and their neighbors. She recently retired from the all-volunteer emergency preparedness group but continues to assist the city as a community preservation officer and the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station as a member of the Disaster Communications […]

Harley owners group has new board members

The Simi Valley Harley Owners Group installed its new board of directors during the Jan. 12 meeting at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge. The new board members are: Mike Arkelin, director; Marsha Berg, treasurer; Dave Clodfleter, senior road captain; Marc Sylvestre, safety officer; and Jennifer Sylvestre, historian. They join second-year board members Gerry Lieberman, assistant director; Sandy Miller, secretary; Don […]

Bird creates a nest for all season

On a rare balmy night in January of this year, a hummingbird arrived to settle in a tiny nest in an abutilon shrub on my patio. The nest had been constructed in early spring of 2016 by a very industrious female hummingbird. She’d even repaired some accidental damage I’d caused the nest in its earliest stages of construction. Ultimately, a […]

Teens can volunteer for St. Pat’s fest

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center at 27040 Malibu Hills Road will host its 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 11. The free event will feature live Irish music by Innisfree, entertainment from the Claddagh School of Irish Dancers, belly dancers, food, a photo booth, contests, games and drawings for prizes. The AHCCC […]


Susan Allen, a teacher at Oak View High School in Oak Park, provided the following comment in an article last week about the recent hate crimes in the community, but the final three words in the quote were left out. We apologize for the omission. “Our students were very disturbed by the hateful messages left at the houses and Chabad […]