United Methodist member named pastor in San Gabriel

Tom Hower, a 10-year member of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, will be commissioned as a probationary elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church during the 10:30 a.m. worship Sun., June 25 at the University of Redlands campus during the annual meeting of the conference. Hower, who completed a master of divinity degree at […]

Mozart’s sacred works to be performed

The cathedral choir and orchestra of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will present a perfor mance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass, K.317 and other sacred works at 4 p.m. Sun., June 25 at the cathedral, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. The musical program will be preceded by evening prayer. Music composed for the Roman Catholic Church represented […]

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Agoura Hills Someone stole a Blackberry handheld computer device and accessories from a vehicle parked on Barragan Streeet June 14. Burglars stole a tool box and an electric saw from the carport of a home on Colodny Drive June 13. The items were valued at $600. Burglars stole a laptop computer and software from a vehicle parked on Calabria Street […]

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Student studies the Talmud

Viewpoint student enters USC college program

Alexander Shams, son of Ahmad and Victoria Shams of Agoura Hills and a junior at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, has been selected to participate in the Resident Honors Program at USC. Shams is one of 21 students, selected to participate in this highly competitive early entrance honors program this fall. He has also been awarded a dean’s scholarship from USC. […]

Senior class projects strive for relevance

Younger mentors, better bribes and ditching the DARE program are some Agoura High School seniors’ solutions to real-life puzzles. The 66 students in Deborah Frank’s English IV classes got a taste of work experience through a senior project tied into the school’s new philosophy of infusing “rigor and relevance” into coursework. The “New Directions” philosophy has been two years in […]

Oak View’s outstanding seniors

Students saluted for high scores on tough tests

Gabriel Weingart of Agoura Hills was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Weingart attends Lindero Canyon Middle School. Weingart was invited to the awards ceremony based on an exceptional performance on an above-grade-level test given to Talent Search participants. Seventh and eighth graders took the college […]

Oak View grads rise to the challenge

A small, personal ceremony marked the graduation last week of 16 seniors from Oak View High School, the alternative school in Oak Park. It was the school’s 24th graduating class. Cheyenne Tara Sutphen was named valedictorian and Erik Anthony Kamrath salutatorian. Seven scholarships were awarded. Whitney Allison Vademerwe-Lee bested a number of applicants from all the schools in the Conejo […]