2012-05-17 E-Edition

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Old Agoura slow to fix faulty speed bumps

I feel compelled to add my two cents to the growing chorus regarding Old Agoura’s unmarked and unsafe speed bumps. I too went over the handlebars after hitting one of those in Old Agoura way back in 1997. I landed on my head and required plastic surgery to fix the tear in my face. I am lucky I didn’t break […]

Tourney will rattle the batting cages

The Conejo Valley Rattlers will host the third annual James David Street Classic baseball tournament over Memorial Day weekend, Fri. through Mon., May 25 to 28 at three locations. The tournament honors the memory of Thousand Oaks’ James David Street, who died in a skateboarding accident on July 4, 2007 at the age of 13. Hosted by James’ former team […]

The Movie Nut

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Directed by: John Madden Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy MPAA rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language Running time: 124 minutes Best suited for: those who enjoy the wit and the wisdom of human experience Least suited for: those looking for aliens, superheroes and world-class destruction Acorn rating: If you’re wondering […]

Speed through summer

The MB2 Raceway’s Summer Karting Kamp and Racing Academy will help kids improve their indoor karting skills. The racing academy is a three-day camp offered weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at both raceway locations: 13943 Balboa Blvd., Sylmar, and 1475 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park. The weekly camps run June 12 through Aug. 2. […]

Westlake’s Cobleigh claims CIF swim crown

Hunter Cobleigh of Westlake High won the boys’ 100-yard breaststroke title at the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 Championships last weekend in Riverside. Cobleigh, a senior and first-year varsity swimmer, finished the breaststroke race in a school-record 56.39 seconds. The senior helped Westlake snag eighth place among all Div. 1 schools. Westlake’s girls placed 11th in Div. 1. Michael Wen, a […]

Support for Oak Park alternative high school

To follow up on the article last week on the potential loss of a third of the teaching staff at Oak View High School, I would like to share my family’s experience with this fabulous school. My daughter had a learning disability that made participation in the typical public school classroom a nightmare. She is a “twice exceptional” kid who […]

Having a ball


THURS., MAY 17 ‘Dreaming’ 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Show by Performing Arts Club of senior actors and singers. Refreshments. Free. Phone: 805.583.6363. Speakers Club Of T.O. Tea Party 7 p.m. at 2697 Lavery Court, Ste. 16, Newbury Park. Young adults discuss what young people look for in a presidential candidate. Phone: 805.262.2477. […]

Calabasas jazz is tops, coast to coast

The Calabasas High Music Department recently celebrated bicoastal musical honors by receiving top awards at both the Reno Jazz Festival last week and at the Heritage Music Festival in Washington D.C. in March. This past weekend, 65 members of the high school’s jazz bands traveled to the University of Nevada for the Reno Jazz Festival, one of the country’s leading […]