District opts out of Rancho Simi program

After decades of contracting with Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District to run its before- and after-school programs, Oak Park Unified School District has voted to operate its own AM/PM program. About 30 percent of families with children attending Oak Park schools use AM/PM. The OPUSD Board of Education voted last month to run the program in-house, a move that […]

Bartholomew “Bart” Joseph Lennehan Jr.

BARTHOLOMEW “BART” JOSEPH LENNEHAN, JR. passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on June 17, 2017 at the age of 79. Bart was born on November 20, 1937 in New Britain, CT to Bartholomew and Rose (Jurczyk) Lennehan, their only child. He was raised in Calforiania, where he gained his love for the desert and being outdoors. In 1955 […]

Century 21 veteran ranked No. 1 nationwide

Will receive Grand Centurion Award in April

The national list has been published and Century 21 LLC has announced that Ventura County sales associate Tina Hare finished No. 1 nationwide for her 2017 production. She will be honored at the company’s global convention in April held in Orlando, where she will be recognized for her No. 1 status and will receive the Grand Centurion Award for her […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 16: Staff development day-no school Mon., Feb. 19: Presidents Dayno school Tues., Feb. 20: Junior Java/ main quad/10:20 to 10:30 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Feb. 16: Staff development day-no school Mon., Feb. 19: Presidents Dayno school Tues., Feb. 20: STEM information night/media center/6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 21: Junior class fundraiser/Pick Up Stix Junior movie night/the Commons/ […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Between Feb. 2 and 5 someone stole mail from a home on Sierra Creek Road. The thief pried open the mailbox and went through the mail inside, taking a check, bank papers and tax documents. Someone stole the wheels, tires and seat of a bike locked in a garage on Agoura Road. The stolen items were worth $500. […]

God’s love makes the world go round

Roots of Faith

Laurel and Hardy created comic masterpieces through escalation: The villain insulted the boys by snipping off a tie or smashing their bowler hats. Stan and Ollie responded by tearing off their foe’s shirt. The villain caused more malice, and the tit for tat continued until cars and houses were demolished. When people annoy us, the natural tendency is to get […]

Westlake home has high ceilings, many windows

This Westlake Village home includes a downstairs bedroom and remodeled kitchen that opens to the family room. The remodeled kitchen includes granite counters and cabinetry with pull-out shelving. A large master suite upstairs has additional room for a sitting area or an office. High ceilings are in the living room and upstairs bedrooms. The many windows across the back of […]

Viewpoint student standout

Ethan Dettmann, a graduating senior at Viewpoint School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 20189 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Students are selected on the basis of academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in the community and school activities. Up to 161 Presidential Scholars are chose annually from that year’s senior class. […]

No time to mess around with the flu

The death last week of La Reina High School student Gabriella Chabot from the flu is a sobering reminder of just how totally out of hand the disease has gotten this year. Gabriella was just 14, and the community is deeply saddened over her loss. As America has been sneezing, coughing and sniffing its way through January and February—dubbed the […]

Marriage, intimacy and wisdom

“What’s a Chassidic rabbi doing writing a book titled ‘The Joy of Intimacy’?” This is asked by book reviewers and audiences of Rabbi Manis Friedman. His book on intimacy, love, sexuality and the hidden potential of marriage is said to challenge contemporary social norms while dispensing timeless advice. Friedman will give a lecture titled “The Kabbalah and Comedy of Marriage […]