2009-10-01

Competition stiff in race for the top spot

Marmonte League cross country report

For Marmonte League cross country teams, it won’t be lonely at the top. It’ll be crowded like Norwegian sardines in a tin can. The Royal High boys’ team is the strongest squad based on CIFSouthern Section Division I polls, state rankings and a general consensus among all league coaches. The Highlanders also have one of the finest teams in the […]

Placing blame for the accident



Regarding the opinion article and the accompanying cartoon describing the traffic incident in which a Medea Creek student was hit by a car and the generally poor state of traffic safety around Medea Creek Middle School: Do some parents drive too fast, talk on their cellphones and drink coffee as the cartoon portrayed? Yes, absolutely some do. But was the […]

Walk to raise awareness, funds for suicide prevention



The facts about suicide in the United States are sobering, if not alarming. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 25to 34-year-olds, and men take their own lives nearly four times as often as women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 33,000 suicides occur each year in the U.S., which means that […]

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks

Concert Review

One of the most welcome returns to the popular music scene is Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, a group whose laid-back, eclectic mix of traditional American musical styles was showcased last week night at The Canyon in Agoura. Hicks got his start in the creative blue haze of the San Francisco scene in the 1960s along with groups like […]

ACTION hosting training for adoptive parents



ACTION (Area Christians Taking Initiative on Needs) will sponsor a training and support network for foster and adoptive parents. The first workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 10 at the EvFree Church, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. There is no charge or preregistration required. Participants may attend two of three workshops: Trauma Effects on Early Brain […]

Drought tolerant landscape rewarded



The Triunfo Sanitation District, which owns and operates Oak Park Water Service, will sponsor a Turf Replacement Awards program that gives $100 in cash to customers who swap their lawn for a design that brings in drought-tolerant plants or other water-efficient materials. The eligibility period is between Oct. 1 and Feb. 26, 2010. Entries will be judged by a green […]

Oak Park remains a premier program

Boys’ and girls’ cross country teams are title contenders in TVL

If it feels like it’s been a long season for the Oak Park High girls’ and boys’ cross country teams—it has been. Most Eagles have been running since May, while the 200809 school year was still in session. The team officially started practice on July 13. There’s still the rest of the regular season to go, then the Tri-Valley League […]

Student pedestrian should be aware



While any traffic accident is devastating, I would never be too quick to blame anyone. Last week’s editorial stated, “Even if a student runs out in front of car, the vehicle should still have time to stop.” This makes no sense. If a person was driving at the given speed limit around a curve or through a hill and a person […]

14-year-old girl dies in Mulholland Highway crash

Father remains in critical condition

A 14-year-old girl was killed Sat., Sept. 26 after the car her father was driving collided head-on with an SUV near Viewpoint High School in Calabasas. Jessica Roberts, a freshman at Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, was pronounced dead on the scene. Douglas Roberts, Jessica’s father, was headed west on Mulholland Drive around 2 p.m. Saturday when his […]

The tales that made America great



OLD STORIES— Amy Madigan, flanked by Michael O’Neill and Thad Geer, tells an American tale as part of the Theatricum Botanicum’s “Voices of America in Story and Song,” at 1 p.m. Sun., Oct. 4. For more information, call (310) 455-3723 or visit www.theatricum.com.


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