Surprise for book club members

The seventh grade book club at Oak Park Independent School, under the guidance of teacher Kate Thompson, recently had a surprise Zoom visit from two well-known authors. The club had been reading the New York Times best seller, “I Will Always Write Back,” a true story about two pen pals, Caitlin and Martin, from Pennsylvania and Zimbabwe. The students invited […]

Student showcases research

Undergrad presents work at Univ. of Utah

Olivia Lee of Agoura Hills was one of more than 200 University of Utah undergraduates showcasing their research in a virtual format at the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 20. The symposium provides an opportunity for students to present their work to students, faculty and other members of the University of Utah community. Undergraduates from all disciplines were invited […]

Committee requests applicants

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is seeking applicants who reside within the district’s attendance area to serve on the Curriculum Council Committee. Two positions are available for a two-year term, ending in June 2022. Candidates should have a strong interest in curriculum and instruction as well as a commitment to supporting the social emotional needs of students. A background […]

Viewpoint graduate says options slim for film, media students

COMMENTARY /// Graduation and the pandemic

This year, college seniors are graduating into the great unknown. Leaving school in the midst of a pandemic and seeking work in a crashed economy isn’t the celebration they were expecting, but they’re adapting to the new normal and staying positive about the future. Students majoring in film and media are particularly nervous. Deadline, a Hollywood trade magazine, reports that […]

CLU’s undergrad Class of 2020 is largest to date

Virtual ceremony can be seen online at 10 a.m. Saturday

Cal Lutheran University’s virtual 2020 undergraduate commencement will honor a record number of degree recipients on May 16. A total of 854 students, comprising the university’s largest-ever undergraduate graduating class, are eligible to participate in the 57th annual ceremony. Of those, 734 are traditional undergraduate students and 120 are in the Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals program. One-third of the graduates […]

Calabasas High graduate honored with trip to state capitol

Shows off his marketing skills

A.J. Goldberg, a 2016 Calabasas High School graduate, was among 16 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo honor students recognized for their accomplishments by state lawmakers at the Capitol in Sacramento in March. Goldberg, a fourth-year business administration-marketing senior, is president of the Cal Poly chapter of the American Marketing Association, which formed in 1978 to provide those interested in the […]

AP tests go digital due to virus

High school students will be faced with a new set of challenges this spring as they try to earn college credit for their Advanced Placement courses. In response to ongoing school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the College Board— the New York-based nonprofit that oversees AP testing—will hold all of its annual exams online. Although the organization has in […]


Katie Coates of Agoura Hills, Robert Dobbie of Oak Park, and Colin Hoffman of Westlake Village made the winter semester honor roll at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. Matthew Huntington and Naomi Niv of Calabasas made the fall 2019 dean’s list at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. Claire Williams of Oak Park earned the 2020 Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial […]

Foundation scholarships available

The Westlake Village Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2020 scholarship program. The application deadline is Fri., May 22. This year, the foundation is offering scholarships to graduating senior students who have had significant involvement in either the music, art or performing arts program at their high school or in the community, or have contributed to the city through […]

Donated Dr. Seuss books will benefit students when school returns

Westlake Women’s Club education chair Petra Montante and club member Anu Goyal recently led the Dr. Seuss-Read Across America project following a General Federation of Women’s Clubs initiative to donate the children’s author’s books directly to local communities. The women organized the donation of more than 50 Dr. Seuss books by club members. Montante and Goyal then visited the Conejo […]

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