2012-02-09

Down to earth Oak Park kids show sky’s the limit



Students at Oak Park High participated in the Sustainability Showcase and Recycling Drive on Feb. 4 at the school campus. Presentations included free test drives of electric vehicles, a beekeeping demonstration and an “Idea to Impact” program sponsored by Friends of Oak Park Schools. Students from Medea Middle School and Oak Park High also hosted a variety of collaborative projects […]

Spartans commit to anti-bullying campaign



The A.E. Wright Spartan faculty, staff and student body celebrated their commitment to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program on Jan. 30 with a kickoff that included an assembly, snacks, music, banners and a new A.E. Wright Honor Flag. As part of the celebration, students signed a pledge stating that they will not bully or allow bullying at the school. The […]

Tucker to head UCLA’s ethnic studies center



Belinda Tucker of Oak Park was appointed to serve in the newly established position of vice provost of the Institute of American Cultures, the administrative hub for UCLA’s four ethnic studies centers. In her new role, Tucker will initiate campus-wide research, educational programs and collaborations that support a wide range of disciplinary approaches to the study of American cultures. Tucker, […]

Westlake man sentenced in fatal shooting

Honma gets 21 years

A Westlake Village man convicted of fatally shooting a Pasadena art college instructor at a 2010 party was sentenced last week to 21 years in state prison, the District Attorney’s office said. A Van Nuys Superior Court jury convicted Steven Ronald Honma, 56, of one count of voluntary manslaughter last November for the killing of Norman Schureman, a 50-year-old Altadena […]

Hi tech at Calabasas meeting




Cue the talent. The Calabasas Communications and Technology Commission said it will allow audiovisual presentations by the public at city meetings. In response to requests by some public speakers, the City Council asked the commission to create guidelines for audiovisual presentations during public comment periods. The city currently prohibits residents from using city equipment for presentations because it could affect […]

Agoura student completes expedition



Tom Hampton of Agoura Hills recently completed an 89-day semester in the Rockies, traveling from the high peaks of Wyoming to the red canyons of Utah with the National Outdoor Leadership School from Aug. 26 to Nov. 22, 2011. Hampton’s group of 14 students was introduced to a variety of adventure-based skills such as rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing and canyon […]

The voice



Youngsters feed the homeless



Forecasting the local economy



The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, in partnership with the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, will present the 2012 Conejo Valley Economic Forecast at 9:30 a.m. Wed., Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The keynote speaker is Bill Watkins, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and executive direc- tor for the Center for […]

Red Oak Elementary sock hop a trip back in time




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