2008-04-03

Agoura High auto class hits the road



Agoura High School students John “JD” Theodosiou and Brandon Patterson and their auto class teacher John Andersen may not have taken first place in the 2008 National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City, but the three still felt like winners. The competition was held at the Javits Center on March 25 and 26. The boys qualified for the competition […]

Festival poster revealed



The California Strawberry Festival is celebrating its silver anniversary with a poster featuring a sparkling champagne glass with a floating strawberry amidst a tapestry of festival posters from throughout the years. Created by graphic artist Kevin Parks of Ventura, the design is framed with a green border with a metallic finish that calls attention to the silver anniversary celebration themed […]

Student joins honor society



Vladimir A. Netchiporuk of Westlake Village will be inducted into the Alpha Omega Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Irvine College on Sat., May 3. Netchiporuk, an economics major, is the son of Christian and Tatiana Netchiporuk of Westlake Village. Established in 1918 by presidents of two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest honor society serving two-year colleges […]

Members of Agoura track and field team raising funds for Australia trip



Last August the Agoura High boys’ water polo team took a trip to Europe to play some of the best competition in the world. Four months later, the end result was a CIF-Southern Section Division IV championship. Now the AHS track team is hoping a trip overseas can produce similar results. Eleven members of the Agoura track and field squad […]

Art school encourages portfolio development

Individuals assessed according to skill level

Sheldon’s Art Academy is offering a new “portfolio development” program designed to assist students in preparing their work for high school, college or other programs. It combines classical art training with personalized attention. Sheldon’s Art Academy is at 62 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park. In the program, students have access to a variety to resources, from instruction books to training […]

A good sign



I wish to compliment whoever is responsible and designed the exquisite and classy sign just completed indicating "130 Mae Boyer Simi Parks & Recreation Department" located at Conifer and Kanan roads. I watched it being built and now at its completion it is a first-class item. Also, as plans are being made to replace the "Welcome to Oak Park" sign […]

County transportation chief says sales tax may help relieve traffic



The head of the county’s transportation agency said last week that an additional half-cent sales tax in Ventura County could ease traffic-clogged freeways and get commuters home earlier. Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission, told business and government leaders at the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce that the sales tax could generate as much as $60 million […]

Growing garlic



Popular music teacher to retire



Harry Leff, music director at A.E. Wright Middle School, has inspired many careers in the music world. Some of his former students have earned master’s degrees at Juilliard, joined the California State University Northridge Youth Chamber Orchestra or have even become music directors themselves. Leff has sparked an appreciation for the art of sound in thousands of students by using […]

Local lacrosse update



With a 14-2 victory over Calabasas last Sunday afternoon, Agoura has closed the gap on Newbury Park in the Southern California Lacrosse Association’s varsity division standings. In routing Calabasas, Agoura (4-1) received three goals each from Mike Cammorata, Jake Lawrence and Chris Hogg. Bryan Mandell scored twice for Calabasas (0-5). Newbury Park, the SCLA’s only undefeated team with a 4-0 […]


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