2011-04-07 E-Edition

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Mayor wants fresh take on Calabasas septic law

Feels ordinance is too punitive

A new City Council responding to its disgruntled constituency could bring about a shift in the ongoing battle over Calabasas septic tanks. Hours before the changing of the guard on the Calabasas council March 23, city workers conducted a code enforcement operation at a rural property in Old Topanga that rekindled lingering hostilities between the city and its residents. Critics […]

Female roller hockey coach is for real—she’s no long shot

Rather than staying on the sidelines to watch her children play roller hockey, Whitney McCleery of Topanga steps into the arena to show them how it’s done. The mother of two has been coaching youth teams at Tri- Valley Roller Hockey League in Calabasas since 2008. McCleery is the only female coach in the league and is popular among players, […]

The mirror never lies

“Projection always hides a feeling you don’t want to look at. If you examine any negative trait you insist is present in another person, you will find that same trait hiding in yourself.” — Deepak Chopra Sometimes I amaze myself with how much more I have to learn about practicing what I have been “teaching and preaching” for more than […]

Student blossoms at Oak View

Kevin Ferman gave up on mainstream education at the age of 15. The Oak Park High School sophomore couldn’t relate to the subject matter being taught in his classes and felt out of place with his peers. Now a junior at Oak View High School, Kevin chronicled in a recent essay the despair, loneliness and fear that eventually landed him […]

Tri-Valley League honors outstanding winter performers

The Tri-Valley League announced its all-league selections for winter season high school sports. The following student-athletes and coaches from Oak Park, La Reina and Oaks Christian received recognition: Boys’ basketball Oaks Christian’s Taylor Hange is the Tri-Valley League’s Most Valuable Player in boys’ basketball. Andre Chevalier of OCHS is Coach of the Year. First team: Oaks Christian’s Chass Bryan and […]

Opponents tangle in fight over lake fishing

Residents are worried that the uncontrolled fishing on Calabasas Lake is leaving hazards for pets and other wildlife and should be banned. Many birds, including American coots, ducks, egrets, Canadian geese and blue herons, use the 21- acre lake to feed and rest. Catch-and-release fishing is a popular activity on the private waterway, which is stocked with bigmouth bass. Only […]

Carnival has games, rides, silent auction

Jr. Variety will host its annual Kids 4 Kids Carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 10 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. Admission is free. The event will have mechanical rides, carnival games, prizes, giant slide, Zoom Go- Karts, inflatable rides, quadracycles, face painting, music, food and raffles. The silent auction will offer items […]

St. Jude School decathletes score

The St. Jude the Apostle School Decathlon Team from Westlake Village placed 29th out of 104 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on March 5 at the LA Sports Arena. Jack Larson won third place in Literature, Maya Slavin placed sixth in Religion and M.K. Larson placed 10th in Current Events. Team members are: Seventh graders: Jillian O’Meara, […]

Calabasas High School dance team wins again

The Calabasas High school Dance Team completed at the USA National in Anaheim on March 25 and 26. More than 105 schools participated. In the Championship Division, CHS earned sixth place in Character among 12 teams. In the Open Division, CHS won first place national champions from among 18 teams in Medium Hip-Hop and the Judges Award of Excellence from […]

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