2008-06-05

Spring standouts being honored in TVL, Marmonte



The high school season may be over, but award season is just getting underway. Area athletes are now being honored for their work during the spring sports campaign. In the Tri-Valley League, Oak Park High senior Adam Quinn is the MVP of boys’ volleyball. His dad, Patrick Quinn, is the Coach of the Year. Oak Park also netted a coMVP […]

Young scientists



Congratulations to all the White Oak Elementary student scientists who transformed the school multipurpose room, for one evening, into a science museum. Students, their family members and their friends explored the mysteries of plant growth, meteorites, magnetism, electricity, germs and more in a collaborative celebration of science. Because the science fair was non-competitive, students were not motivated to participate in […]

U.S. Congress – Pallant stumbles in race for 24th

Oak Park candidate finishes last among Democrats

Marta Jorgensen, a teacher from Solvang, pulled a surprise victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the 24th Congressional District. Longtime incumbent Elton Gallegly was an easy winner on the Republican side. The 24th District comprises most of Ventura County and inland Santa Barbara County, and includes more than 650,000 residents. During the campaign, Jorgensen had dropped out of the race […]

Foundation raises $85,000 for children with heart disease



The Music for Heart Foundation gala on May 4 at The Canyon in Agoura Hills exceeded the expectations of organizers. The themed dinner, dance and auction raised more than $85,000 to help save the lives of children who suffer from congenital heart disease. Brenda Small, founder of the organization, said the event was an “enormous success.” The funds will be […]

Toastmasters meet weekly



Toastmasters Voice Ambassadors meets every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Agoura Room at One Baxter Way, Westlake Village. To enter the building, park to the right of the flagpole area and enter through the right door. Toastmasters provide training in public speaking and in leadership development. Guests and new members are welcome. There’s no charge to attend […]

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A surprising number of young people make mistakes near graduation time



It’s hard to believe that seniors in high school, young people who’ve made good decisions all along are suddenly susceptible to bad choices in the days and weeks just before they graduate. It’s sad but true. Contrary to logic, some seniors are more likely, not less, to make big mistakes before graduation day. Maybe it’s the excitement of earning a […]

Nature under the microscope with species identification ‘blitz’



THE WORLD AROUND US- Right, a volunteer classifies insects using pins during the National Geographic BioBlitz last weekend at Paramount Ranch. The event is a 24-hour marathon in which teams of scientists, volunteers and community members join forces to identify as many local plant and animal species as possible. Below, bees and other arthropods are lined up in a row […]

Westlake Village Scout accepts rank of Eagle



Malibou Lake resident Max Kassan was one of several new Eagle Scouts honored at the recent Boy Scouts of America annual recognition dinner. Kassan is a member of Troop 485 in Westlake Village and a junior at Agoura High School. To achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, boys learn outdoor camping and survial skills, first aid, emergency preparedness, personal fitness […]