Viewpoint punches ticket to tennis final

The journey continues. Viewpoint High’s boys’ tennis team devoured Garden Grove 16-2 during a CIF-Southern Section Division 4 semifinal Tuesday at North Ranch. The Patriots, who improved to 18-1 overall, will play Liberty League rival Buckley in the title match Wed., May 30 at the Claremont Club. “We’re playing our best tennis of the year,” head coach Travis Kikugawa said. […]

Good alternative

People think the Oak Park “alternative” school is a school for problem students. No! This school was originally called Oak View Alternative School. At that time it was my husband Bob’s idea that the school name be changed to Oak View High School, showing no difference on a diploma received by a graduate. Bob was a tremendous trustee and asset […]

Family Men

The dentist, or how I tricked him into thinking my teeth were perfect Six months ago, my dentist said I had a cavity that needed drilling and I had to change my brushing habits. My first thought: My brushing habits have kept me cavityfree for 20 years. What’s he talking about? My second thought: We’re in tough financial times— I […]

Brookside cleans up

Meet the artists

The 11th annual Topanga Canyon Artists’ Studio Tour will take place Sat. and Sun., June 9 and 10 at the Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 109. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery reception and silent auction will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. For […]

O.C. sharpshooters make it a fantastic 4

Oak Park High on list of top schools

What an honor for Oak Park High School to receive a ranking in the top one percent of “America’s Best High Schools” as rated by Newsweek magazine. As a community, we should be proud of our school district administration, teachers and students. To receive this national ranking despite the California State budget crisis is remarkable. Superintendent Tony Knight had the […]

Teacher takes faith-based look at journalism

Lutheran school instructor is former news reporter

In a 1963 Time magazine article, theologian Karl Barth shared his thoughts on journalists. “I always pray for the sick, the poor, journalists, authorities of the state and the church—in that order,” he said. “Journalists form public opinion. They hold terribly important positions.” The Rev. Chamie Delkeskamp, religious education teacher at Ascension Lutheran School in Thousand Oaks, feels the same […]

YAE to hold auditions for ‘Cabaret’

The Young Artists Ensemble will have auditions for “Cabaret,” its 32nd annual Teen Summer Musical for performers ages 13 to 19 by appointment on Sat. and Sun., June 2 and 3 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Mark Andrew Reyes is the director. “Cabaret” is set at the Kit Kat Club in Berlin […]

Brookside Elementary bids ‘adieu’ to retiring teachers

Oak Park administrators are hosting a communitywide open house to say farewell to three longtime teachers at Brookside Elementary School. Combined, fourth- grade teachers Paula Stromquist and Maryann Johnson, and thirdgrade teacher Linda Glander have nearly 100 years of teaching experience. Principal Debra Burgher said it will be hard to say goodbye to the three “champion” teachers. “I can honestly […]