2011-06-09

Stargazers mark Astronomy Day



Members of the Ventura County Astronomical Society will host the annual Telescope Users Clinic at 7:15 p.m. Fri., June 17 at Mesa Unions School multipurpose room, 3901 Mesa Road, Somis. The public can attend at no charge. Members will show guests how to properly use a new telescope including how to set it up, how to use the different powers […]

Sunglasses aren’t just for sunny days

Choose eyewear that blocks both UVA and UVB rays

Every day—whether it is sunny or cloudy, and despite the season— people are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. While many people are aware of the benefits of protecting their skin with clothing and sunscreen to prevent UV exposure, they do not take precautions to defend their eyes. Sunglasses are the best way to protect the eyes and […]

Grad Facts



Oaks Christian Class of 2011 Number of graduates202ValedictorianAmanda HatfieldSalutatorianSam PerrinSchool motto:“Preparing minds for leadship, hearts for service”Class song:“Go the Distance”by Alan Menken

Viewpoint boys’ tennis team savors section crown

Program nails down sixth CIF-SS title in eight years


The Patriots make the extraordinary seem ordinary. Viewpoint’s boys’ tennis team won back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division 4 championships after disposing Laguna Beach 11-7 in the finals last week at the Claremont Club. “It’s different than the first because of all the expectations,” senior Jack Kleinman said. “It was more a feeling of fulfillment, not just excitement and joy. “It was […]

Economic and foreclosure mess



It’s the foreclosures stupid! Who are these dim-witted economists who get paid for acting surprised when numbers reveal the economy is still declining? The conspiracy we call “government” has created a situation in which it is difficult to qualify for a loan and that has become a selffulfilling prophecy. The economy will not recover until the foreclosures stop. When was […]

Oak Park seniors honored



St. Max members give to 28 charities




St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village helped stock the shelves of 28 charities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Project Response, an outreach ministry established at the church in 2000. On June 4 the ministry collected food, clothing, personal items, school supplies, baby items, paper goods and money to support food banks, education for homeless children, housing […]

Reach Out to Your Local School District

Oak Park Unified

District OfficeSwitchboard: (818)735-3200AdministrationTony Knight, superintendent:TKnight@opusd.k12.ca.usCliff Moore, asst. superintendent: cmoore@opusd.k12.ca.usDebra Burgher, principal,Brookside Elementary School:dburgher@opusd.k12.ca.usLeslie Heilbron, principal,Oak Hills Elementary School:lheilbron@opusd.k12.ca.usJon Duim, principal,Red Oak Elementary School:jduim@opusd.k12.ca.usBrad Benioff, principal,Medea Creek Middle School:bbenioff@opusd.k12.ca.usKevin Buchanan, principal,Oak Park High School: kbuchanan@ opusd.k12.ca.usLou Tabone, principal,Oak View High School: ltabone@opusd.k12.ca.us

Poster contest winners depict importance of water in daily life



Twelve students were recognized as finalists in Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s annual Water Awareness Poster Contest in a recent ceremony. The posters interpreted the theme “Water is Life” and were selected from more than 2,500 entries by students in public and private elementary schools within the district service area. The student artwork used a wide range of artistic approaches, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura A vandal caused $500 in damage to property in the 6150 block of Chesebro Road May 20. Calabasas A burglar stole a duffle bag containing $500 worth of clothing from a car parked at Mulholland Drive and Las Virgenes Road on May 31. The culprit also stole a $120 navigation system and caused $400 in damage shattering two windows […]


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