2012-05-24 E-Edition

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Grants vs. loans

In your editorial of May 17 about rethinking college in today’s world, there is some misleading information. The editorial implies that poor students receive only grants while middle class students receive only loans. This is false. Almost all students who do not receive full ride academic scholarships receive a portion of their financial aid package in loans. The things that […]

New village offers glimpse of Chumash life

Fiddlin’ around

5th-grader spins tale in second book

Dani Pattiz, a fifth-grader at Sumac L-STEM Academy in Agoura Hills, has just published her second book. “Tailior’s Journey” relates the adventures of a young wizard who finds himself whisked through a magic portal to a world where he must transform an evil wizard, escape kidnappers, fulfill an impossible quest, and come to terms with new but turbulent emotions to […]

Only Patriots advance in baseball playoffs

It’s been a tough road for local baseball and softball teams during the spring playoffs. The Viewpoint High baseball team is still alive, but the Agoura baseball, Oaks Christian softball and Viewpoint softball teams’ seasons all ended Tuesday. Viewpoint’s baseball squad defeated Webb 5-3 in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 bracket. Aaron Twersky hit a home […]

Morrison HOA meltdown

Last year, for the first time in six years, a quorum was reached allowing the election of new board members to the Morrison Ranch Estates Homeowners Association. This was significant because it gave a strong signal to the then current board members that the status quo was no longer acceptable. Jan Gerstel won by a landslide promising a new approach, […]

Girl Scouts go for the gold

Ambassador Girl Scouts of Troop 10016 Erin Katz, Natalie Kuhny, Niamh Grunfeld and Ashley Adelman have each earned the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts. The Gold Award involves a project that fulfills a need within the community and teaches the girls organizational, leadership and networking skills. The girls all attend Calabasas High School. As Girl Scouts they […]

Gaming for charity

MUSE invites prospective families to get acquainted

The MUSE school will host a presentation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the campus, 1666 Las Virgenes Canyon Road, Calabasas. Prospective parents can learn about MUSE’s early education to elementary program, and starting in the fall, MUSE Middle School. The evening will include conversation and a presentation by MUSE students, families, founders, administrators and teachers. For information or to […]