Yeoh appreciative

Although I didn’t win the election for Oak Park school board, I need to thank everyone who voted for me and believed in my ability to be an effective board member. I would like to thank my wonderful family, my husband Stephen and our kids, Neelu and Bijan, whose unconditional love is my driving force to always set goals and […]

Marmonte teams can make a major splash in boys’ water polo playoffs

The Marmonte League is set to make some sweet music in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 boys’ water polo playoffs. All four of the league’s postseason qualifiers—Royal, Agoura, Thousand Oaks and Westlake—were ranked among the top 10 in the most recent Division 4 coaches’ poll, with Royal and Agoura slotted first and second, respectively. Royal won a coin flip over […]

Oak Park veteran recalls fascinating career

Flying ace served during World War II, Korean conflict, Cuban missile crisis

While flying a D-Day reconnaissance mission over the roads, railroads and airfields some 100 miles behind enemy lines in Normandy, pilot Clyde Bennett East and his wingman, Ernest Schonard, carved out their own piece of history as the world’s greatest invasion unfolded. Guiding a pair of P-51 Mustang attack fighters, the pilots destroyed two of the only four German aircraft […]

Local violinist takes the stage at historic Los Angeles venue

Lydia Steadman was just 7 years old when she picked up the violin. That was many years ago, when her young fingers were nimble and her wrist guided easily along the violin fingerboard. She’d discovered her passion for music early. Her mother was a school principal, and a teacher at the school rented a room next door from Steadman’s grandmother. […]

Schools get budget help

Furlough days are avoided

The long overdue state budget signed by the governor on Oct. 8 yielded additional money to budget strapped schools in California, but local officials remain skeptical as to whether the muchneeded funding will be enough. California schools will receive additional funding of about $269 per student under the new state budget. In Oak Park, the school district will not have […]

Missy the Chihuahua is a dog with a mission

Critter Corner Tail

“She’s like a jumping bean. She thinks her playpen is a trampoline!” says professional dogsitter Catherine Cobb as she watches Missy, a long-haired Chihuahua, bouncing up and down in her pen. Cobb has boarded hundreds of dogs in her seven years as proprietor of Fido Fitness, a professional dog-walking and petsitting service in Calabasas. But Missy is a singular customer […]

Oak Park owns TVL cross country meet

Chalk it up as a clean sweep for the cross country teams at Oak Park High. At last week’s Tri-Valley League finals, Oak Park won the boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior varsity races. For the boys’ varsity squad, Sahm Bazargan, Ryan Zelada and Blake Minasian were named to the TVL’s first team. Michael Tucker and Andy Khaw are second-team […]

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