2012-10-25

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 […]

Warriors ready for TV’s bright lights



In favor of Tony Strickland



As has been widely reported in your paper and elsewhere, the national political parties have taken a keen interest in our local congressional race. I hope the voters of Ventura County use the opportunity to send a clear message to the powers in Washington, D.C.—we will elect candidates; you will not select them for us. This should be a race […]

Is it Mulholland or Le Mans?

COMMENTARY Tired of mountain daredevils


As I write this the clock on my bookshelf tolls midnight. Despite having all my home’s windows shut tight against the biting night air, a familiar cacophony pierces the midnight hush. It is the shrieking of car brakes and squealing of tires. Occasionally, a distant crazed-sounding laugh or hollered expletive may be heard, or the erratic blare of a car […]

Screenings, talk on diabetes



The Health, Happiness to You group of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will host its next free meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 1 at the East Campus, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village. Nurses will give a glucose screening or blood sugar test at 2:30 p.m. for anyone interested, followed by a light lunch. Bader Iqbal, MD, […]


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