2012-03-15

2012-03-15 E-Edition

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Farewell to the superintendent



I have been a fan of Don Zimring since we began with LVUSD 15 years ago. I’m so pleased he has found a new home where the leadership will appreciate his enthusiasm, vision, expertise and community spirit. And while he has done an admirable job of keeping the budget problems out of the classrooms, I’m so happy he will be […]

Triunfo won’t get representation




The Ventura Regional Sanitation District board of directors have denied a request by Triunfo Sanitation District to create a permanent position on its board. Last year, Triunfo leaders sought a permanent seat on the regional district’s board of directors to participate in negotiations that affect the management and staffing of their agency. Triunfo provides sanitation services for 31,000 people in […]

Young journalists cover the high school beat




A newspaper should deliver new information and good insight that readers can’t get anywhere else, say Paige Yamron and Alison Roth, co-editors-in-chief of the Calabasas Courier, Calabasas High School’s newspaper. The two high school seniors coordinate assignments for 38 journalism students at Calabasas High. They also oversee design and marketing for the monthly publication, which covers news, sports and entertainment, […]

Garden wildlife



With the right cultivation, home gardeners can encourage wildlife to become regular visitors to their garden all season long. Here are tips to get started: Plant native flowers, shrubs and trees to give local wildlife the proper sustenance they need to survive. Skip flowers bred strictly for size and color and opt for high- nectar yielding flowers instead. Incorporate bird […]

Hoops teams sent home on wild Saturday night



They went out in a blaze of glory. Three local high school hoops teams lost Saturday night in the CIF State Basketball Championships. Oak Park’s boys’ and girls’ squads played Division III secondround matchups in San Diego. The OPHS boys fell at Cathedral Catholic 89-79 in double overtime. The Eagle girls were ousted by top-seeded Mission Bay, 60-59. Junior guard […]

Down the drain



I’d like to add to the letter Eric McKenna sent in. I too have a poo dropper, but they throw it in the sewer outside mine and my neighbor’s home. I get down on all fours to retrieve them often. This sewer leads to Medea Creek and would impact many animals who use the creek, I don’t understand how lazy […]

Player’s can-do attitude inspires basketball teammates




Nadav Harari, an eighthgrade student at Lindero Canyon Middle School and a passionate basketball player with the Agoura Youth Basketball Association (AYBA), has been an inspiration to his teammates and coaches— but not just because he is a skilled player. Nadav, 14, shows prowess in the game despite having cerebral palsy. “When he was diagnosed at 5 months old, the […]

Some of Sumac’sfinest



Company presents rarely performed Gilbert & Sullivan opera

Play review


This month, Gilbert and Sullivan fans are getting an especially rare treat, as the Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company presents one of the pair’s most infrequently performed operas, “Utopia Limited,” at the Theatre on the Hill in Thousand Oaks. Premiered in 1893, the show came at a time of great acrimony between the two composers, who had been […]


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