2011-05-26 E-Edition

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Old Vettes return to Paramount track

Parts of historical raceway remain

The short-lived Paramount Ranch Raceway returned to action last Saturday when more than 25 solid axle Corvettes and their drivers and guests toured the track that had operated for only two years in the mid-1950s. Members of the Solid Axle Corvette Club met in the morning at World Class Motoring on Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills, then drove their Corvettes […]

Oak Park school board seeks candidates

Oak Park Unified School District trustees have decided to appoint a temporary replacement to fill Marie Panec’s spot on the board. The 57-year-old Panec died May 3, creating a vacancy on the five-member panel. A special election was ruled out because of the $40,000 price tag. Board members also considered waiting until the November election to place the position on […]

Sophomores attend Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference

Select sophomores from high schools in the Conejo Valley and teens from around the state will attend the annual Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar at California Lutheran University June 3 to 5. HOBY, based in Westlake Village, is a not-for-profit youth leadership development organization. The students were nominated to attend by guidance counselors, principals, teachers or service clubs. The seminar […]

Soap Box Derby meshes with charity, health

Viewpoint pupils put on dreamy play

The Conservatory of Theater at Viewpoint School in Calabasas recently presented three performances of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in the school’s Carlson Family Theater. The ensemble piece, written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, is a contemporary musical comedy that retells the biblical story of Joseph, his brothers and his “coat of many colors.” The songs incorporate […]

Health, happiness group meets

The Health, Happiness to You group (H2U) of Los Robles Hospital invites the community to its free meeting celebrating Father’s Day from 3 to 5 p.m. Thurs., June 2 at Los Robles Hospital East Campus, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village. There will be roulette and blackjack games, prizes and free betting chips. Reservations are requested at least two days in […]

Former WWII Flying Tiger still aims high

On Mon., May 30, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Hal Geer of Simi Valley will stand down from duty once more. The founder and producer of the Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony, held since 1991 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, Geer will leave the leadership of the event to retired U.S. Air Force Col. Jerry […]

Calabasas vet recalls WWII battles in South Pacific

A World War II veteran who fought in the South Pacific during his teen years says that everyone should fly the American flag on Memorial Day and pause to honor the service men and women who have died in the line of duty. Calabasas resident Harold Arkoff, 85, served in the Cannon Company 162nd Infantry, 41st Division from 1943 to […]

Memorial Day parade returns to Canoga Park

Parade will have military marching units, bands, floats, youth groups and classic, antique cars

After a year’s hiatus, the Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade returns to Sherman Way at 11 a.m. Mon., May 30. The parade will move from Owensmouth Avenue east to DeSoto Avenue, then one block south to Quimby Park. A free post-parade festival of entertainment, celebri­ties and music will take place in the park from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The parade’s […]