2009-05-07

Westlake High School graduate wins Claremont Winds Young Artists Competition



Erika Binsley, a Thousand Oaks native, has won the fifth annual Young Artists Competition sponsored by the Claremont Winds. She will receive a scholarship award and will perform Richard Strauss’ Concerto for Horn No. 1 at the group’s concert at 3 p.m. Sun., May 17 in Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center, 4640 Maine Ave., Baldwin Park. Admission is free. The […]

Medea Creek students harness solar power for school’s Earth Week



Auto manufacturers might want to visit Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park where sixthgraders recently built solarpowered vehicles and raced them in honor of Earth Week. The solar derby finals were held for sixth-graders during lunch. Music provided by Associated Student Body members including “Walking on Sunshine” and “Here Comes the Sun.” Haydn Marshall watched his peers race their […]

Viewpoint students tie for first in state Math League competition



Viewpoint School’s eighthgraders recently tied for first place among the 21 schools competing from Los Angeles County’s Northwest Region in the California Math League Contest. Within the Northwest Region, Brandon Bernstein of Calabasas came in second and Evan Bernstein of West Hills and Chris Kimes of Westlake Village both tied for third place as individuals. Other members of Viewpoint’s award-winning […]

Final R.A.P. session slated at Calabasas



Calabasas High School will conduct its final RAP (Resolve and Problem Solve) session for the year on Wed., May 13. The program will feature Dr. Jeff Nalin of ECHOMalibu, a treatment program for adolescents struggling with drug abuse, alcoholism, or emotional and behavioral problems. Joey Levin, a health clerk who launched the RAP program at the school, said Nalin will […]

Pet of the Week



Arts Council to present memorial exhibit

Artists' reception is May 30

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will present an exhibit titled “ACCV Board and Friends” from May 9 through June 30 in the Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The show can be viewed daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Janet Amiri and Connie Tunick are co-curators […]

Man credits Nancy Reagan with saving his life

Now he's 'paying it forward'

Members of the Conejo Valley Rotary Club heard a presentation April 29 from a young man whose life had been saved 26 years earlier with the help of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The man is now returning the favor by helping others gain a new lease on life. Rotary’s guest at the Plug Nickel restaurant in Westlake Village was […]

Grants will benefit local Latinos



Destino: The Hispanic Legacy Fund recently awarded eight grants totaling $51,000 to programs serving Ventura County’s Latino community. In its 13th year, Destino is an endowed grantmaking fund at the Ventura County Community Foundation which seeks to strengthen organizations serving the Latino community in Ventura County. In 2006, Destino established the Destino Scholarship Fundwhich provides aid to firstgeneration students attending […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Sat., May 9: Comedy Sportz Mon., May 11: Music booster meeting Tues., May 12: CAHSEE make up Wed., May 13: CAHSEE make up PFC meeting/9 a.m. Thurs., May 14: STAR testing Calabasas Coyotes Fri., May 8: AP testing/7:40 a.m. National Honor Society meeting/12:05 p.m. Cheer tryouts/2:55 p.m. Sat., May 9: Saturday School/8 a.m. Mon., May 11: AP testing/7:40 […]

Oak Park



A grand theft occurred between April 24 and 27 in the 700 block of Kanan Road. A male, 18, was ticketed with a loud noise violation around midnight, April 25 in the 600 block of Sutton Crest Trail. Editor’s note: The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station covering Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village had no new reports on file.