2012-10-25

WHS golfer on Rolex team



Sean Crocker, a Westlake High junior, was named a Rolex Junior All American honorable mention golfer. The Rolex teams are comprised of 96 junior golfers, ages 13-19, from 22 states, Puerto Rico and nine countries. The standouts will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet, Nov. 18, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. […]

Local school performance ranking still high

. OPUSD best in Ventura County


The Academic Performance Index recently released by the state indicates that Las Virgenes and Oak Park unified school districts continue to rank as top performers in the state. Oak Park Unified School District received the top ranking for Ventura County with a 2012 overall Accountability Progress Report number of 928. The score showed a 10-point improvement over last year. The […]

Mad for Agoura



Feeling whole with reconstruction



Students run the show at Agoura High




Agoura High School students Melanie Abramoff and Stephanie Kane are gaining real-world experience as directors. The girls, both seniors, are in charge of directing the upcoming student musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a play based on the popular Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz. The production will run Nov. 1 through 3. Abramoff has been active in the […]

Agoura girls’ volleyball makes one last charge




The Agoura High girls’ volleyball team is ready to finish this season strong. The Chargers will need a little help, however, to make the playoffs. With two regular-season matches left on their schedule, the Chargers are eyeing a postseason berth for the second time in three seasons. Agoura currently sits in fifth place in the Marmonte League. Only the top […]

Do we help our schools or not?



Our local school districts have become victims of their own success. Despite the massive budget cutbacks the districts have had to endure, they continue to outperform their peers up and down the state. In Ventura County, Oak Park Unified School District received the top ranking in the recent Accountability Progress Report and its key component, the Academic Performance Index, or […]

At the Library



The Calabasas Library will present the following events in November at 200 Civic Center Way. The library will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day and Nov. 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving. For more information, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. Thurs., Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. in the multipurpose room, Stephen Burleigh will give free college admissions advice to […]

Dance class to benefit research



Dance instructor Jennifer White will present Dance for the Cure from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 28 at California Dance Theatre, 5863 Kanan Road, Agoura Hills. Cost is $15. Funds will benefi t breast cancer research. Roxanne Lee will teach a jazz class. All ages and abilities are welcome. White and her four sisters attended Oak Park schools. White’s […]

Teen studies game design at summer program in Israel



College arrived early for one high school student. Eden Weizman, a senior at Harvard Westlake School, skipped the usual summer camp, jobs and beach trips to develop a new game in Israel. Eden, a resident of Oak Park, was among 38 high school students to participate in the SciTech program at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, an innovative […]