Parents Unite to Challenge School Board

Dennine Roberts (who asked to use a pseudonym), a mother of two Westlake High School students, didn’t pay much attention to school board meetings before this academic year. Now she’s watching “every eye-stabbing, painstaking minute of them.” The reason? The Conejo Valley Unified School District Board has fumbled its way through scheduling and repeatedly failed to put students back on campus. On January 15, the school board announced that students would not be returning to campus for a second semester as planned.  “They’re not learning anything,” says Angie Klifman of…

40 Days of Life Movement: Changing Hearts and Minds

These next couple of weeks, you’ll see families and individuals from all walks of life standing outside the Thousand Oaks Planned Parenthood. They’ve been there since February 17, taking 12 hours a day to pray for an end to abortion.   Twice a year, for 40 days in a row, citizens all around the world gather outside their local Planned Parenthoods and other abortion-providing facilities to pray for the end of abortion. 40 Days for Life, a pro-life organization founded in 2004, organizes these 40-day prayer vigils. Since their first campaign…