2006-02-09

Greet your valentine with a song



Students make first cut for Presidential Scholars program



Five graduating seniors from Conejo Valley schools have been named among the 2,600 candidates in the 2006 Presidential Scholars Program. Pasha Nahass of Agoura High School, Steven Y. Sun from Thousand Oaks High School, Bret A. Bumerts of Calabasas High School, Sean Chen from Oak Park High School, and Natalie H. Katz, a home schooled student from Westlake Village, were […]

Workshop addresses suicide prevention



When despair outweighs a teen’s ability to cope, some students will attempt suicide. Last year, Chanelle Villalobos, an eighth grade student at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, committed suicide by hanging herself in her bedroom. Parents, students, administrators and teachers were faced with the horror of handling the fallout of grief, guilt and the realization that children are at […]

TV actors to perform in variety show



“TV Stars Live on Stage” will feature Shirley Jones, Dom DeLuise and Nanette Fabray, in a classic variety show format at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 19 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.

Important hearing coming up in Agoura Hills



Have you heard about the new Riopharm proposed development on the rustic part of Agoura Road between Chesebro and Liberty Canyon Road directly adjacent to Santa Monica conservancy property? It is two recorded residential tracts for a total of 27 detached, single family homes (14 units in tract one and 13 units in tract two). The proposed home sizes in […]

Fire hits Agoura home



EARLY MORNING CALL—Firefighters battle a blaze at a home on the 6300 block of Aquarius Avenue in Agoura Hills early Wednesday morning. Four family members and their two pets escaped the blaze without injury, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. One family member reportedly escaped by using a ladder brought to her by a neighbor. The fire caused […]

Calabasas High School alumna lights up Carnegie Hall



Lauren Michelle Criddle, a 22-year-old soprano and Calabasas High School graduate, performed at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 2 as part of a showcase of vocal artists presented by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. Criddle, who received her bachelor’s of music from the Juillard School last June, will begin work on a master’s at the Teatro […]

Warriors looking to capture Marmonte boys’ soccer title

Huge matchup ahome vs. Royal Friday night

The race for the Marmonte League boys’ soccer crown wasn’t decided Monday night, but things sure got turned upside down over the span of a few hours. With a dominating 4-0 win over Newbury Park at home, Westlake tied Thousand Oaks for the league’s top spot and put itself in a position to control its own destiny as Friday’s regular-season […]

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“The Matador” Directed by: Richard Sheppard Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear and Hope Davis Rating: R (for sexual content, adult language and implied violence) Running time: 95 minutes Best suited for: dark-comedy buffs Least suited for: light-comedy buffs Remember “The Cable Guy”? Matthew Broderick plays Steve, a meek apartment dweller and Jim Carrey plays Chip, a psychotic cable TV installer […]

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The location: Crosswalks The problem: Some motorists seem to disobey or not know the general pedestrian right-of-way and crosswalk rules of the road. According to a recent survey reported by the Los Angeles Police Department, pedestrians account for one of every six trafficrelated deaths in the United States each year. About 110,000 people walking or standing near a roadway suffer […]


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