Schools

Oak Park students receive esteemed Marie Panec award

Prize named for of former school district leader


Each year, selected students in the Oak Park Unified School District receive an honor in memory of Marie Panec, a former school board member who died in 2011 at the age of 57. The Marie Panec Educating Compassionate and Creative Global Citizens Award honors students who display moral and ethical behavior and demonstrate a responsibility to the environment and society […]

College standouts

Tristan Bailey of Calabasas, a junior majoring in digital arts; Noah Levine of Westlake Village, a senior majoring in kinesiology; Megan Lapides of Oak Park, a senior in zoology; and Liam Wilson of Oak Park, a senior in pre-public health, made the 3.5- GPA honor roll for the winter semester at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. Brian Gabrin, a […]

Oaks Christian School Graduaton 2019



Oaks Christian graduates Claire Lauer and Christian Moore both said they’ll miss high school for the same reason: It felt like they were part of a family. The two seniors along with 236 of their classmates were graduated May 30 from the Westlake Village private high school. Claire Lauer Claire, 18, nearly died her sophomore year when a golf cart […]

OCS seniors enjoy memorable day

CHS year replete with awards, recognition

Calabasas High School went on a winning streak in the 2018- 2019 school year. Extracurricular programs in the areas of arts, business and academics all received awards. After the Woolsey fire created setbacks in preparation, practice and planning, the awards became especially meaningful to the school. The CHS Academic Decathlon team brought home first place in the 38th annual Ventura […]

Medea student youngest in U.S. to receive Oracle Certification

Oak Park resident Abhiram Agina, 13, is building a solid future in computer programming. Abhiram is completing eighth grade at Medea Creek Middle School and will start at Oak Park High School in the fall. For the past two years he has run the Coding Club and coordinated video game design competitions on the middle school campus. The teen recently […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., May 31: Vday ComedySportz/main stage/7 p.m. Sat., June 1: Spring carnival Drama banquet/main stage/6 p.m. Tues., June 4: Senior awards/ main stage/5 p.m. Fri., June 7: Service learning awards for freshmen Mon., June 10: Senior picnic/ 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues . , June 11: Senior brunch/8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thurs., June 12: Graduation/6 p.m. Westlake […]

Seniors defy the odds



Catie Herberg Catie Herberg has had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since she was 13, but her medical challenges have never gotten in the way of achievement or her commitment to helping others. When Catie, now 18, learned she had arthritis, a chronic pain disorder, she was forced to give up competitive figure skating, a sport she loved. “I just couldn’t do […]


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