Independent filmmaker excels while retaining his local ties

Oak Park High School graduate Marc Clebanoff is carving a successful niche in independent moviemaking. His latest film, “Break,” starring the late David Carradine, comes out on DVD on July 14. Clebanoff, 29, wrote, directed and produced the noir thriller. Also starring Michael Madsen and Frank Krueger, “Break” ran the recent film festival circuit and picked up awards for best […]

Come on in, the water’s fine

Four for the Month

To borrow lyrics from the rock band Staind, it’s been a while. Honestly, is difficult to remember the last time we ran a Four for the Month in this sports section. With the high school seasons ongoing and editorial space limited by a sour economy, Four for the Month was pushed to the back burner, and in the process many […]

Robotics camp coming to Agoura Hills

Robotics & Things of Simi Valley has scheduled the fifth annual ROBOTICS camp/workshop in Agoura Hills for three sessions in July and August. All sessions will offer the same programming and will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The sessons are: July 13 to 17; Aug. 10 to 14, and Aug. 17 to 21. The camp […]

Eagle Scout thanks supporters

I would just like to say thank you for mentioning my Eagle Scout project in your June 18 article about Monica Greske’s greenhouse at Meda Creek Middle School. I would also like to give thanks to local businesses that helped make my project successful. These were Bob Givot Concrete, who helped anchor the greenhouse, and Roadside Lumber, who provided the […]

Day camps, dance classes offered in Agoura Hills

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services announces these upcoming events. Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information or to register, call (818) 597-7361. •Day camps will take place at Yerba Buena Elementary School. Campers ages 6 to 10 may sign up for REC […]

Serving in Uniform

•Army Pvt. Ivan J. Skinner has graduated from the Direct Fire Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Bryan and Kelli Skinner of Agoura and a 2002 graduate of Agoura High School. •Army Pfc. Brian M. Wolverton has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Wolverton […]

High school ballplayers stay sharp in summer

Westlake, Agoura and Calabasas competing in Valley Invitational Baseball League

Royal High third baseman Billy Conard views summer baseball as an opportunity to establish himself as a team leader for the Highlanders. Dalton Saberhagen, a pitcher for the Calabasas Coyotes, is focused on winning each and every game his squad plays, thus helping to craft a positive culture around the CHS program for the 2010 regular season. And for head […]

Local kids win big at state science fair

Oak Park, Thousand Oaks students show off projects

An Oak Park High School stu- dent was the lone Ventura County student to place first Tuesday at the 58th annual California State Science Fair in Los Angeles. Ishan Puri, a junior, was honored in the Senior Division’s Behavioral and Social Sciences category for his project “Lexical Distributions and Electronic Literacy: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of Textual Richness.” His adviser […]

Eliminate waste

I’m a resident of Oak Park and am conscious of the high economic level of this neighborhood. However, I’m most surprised at the lack of respect for certain streets: Lindero, Bowfield and Golden Eagle. If you take a walk around these streets, they are full of dog excrement. It smells bad, and there are a lot of children around here […]