2012-11-01

Blackwell propels Eagle cross country




Brittany Blackwell really wanted to attend Oak Park High. Blackwell commuted 35 miles from her home in Sun Valley to the Eagles’ cross country summer practices. “I’m not too sure why I wanted to go to Oak Park,” Blackwell said. “A friend told me Oak Park has a good cross country team and that it’s a good school for academics. […]

Oak Park MAC endorsement



As a council member on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council for 13 years (1995 to 2008), I have a vested interest in the continued viability of the council. That is why I am supporting the candidacy of Robert von Schneidau for a position on the Oak Park MAC. A strong Municipal Advisory Council ensures that Oak Park will continue […]

Local garden clubs go to Harvest Moon flower show



Members of the Pleasant Valley, Conejo Valley and Westlake Village garden clubs will join the Woodland Hills Floral Designers Club to present the Harvest Moon Festival, a standard flower show, at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. The festival will be open to the public at no charge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri., Nov. 16 and […]

Cheetahs track club opens registration



The Cheetahs Track Club will open registration for its 2013 spring season for boys and girls ages 5 to 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 at Gelson’s Calabasas, 22277 Mulholland Hwy. Events include 100 meter sprints, 3,000 meter distance, hurdles and relay runs, long jump, high jump and shot put. There are no try- outs; all athletes […]

New leadership named for children’s choir



Dana Rouse has been named the new executive director of Los Robles Children’s Choir and Edward Rouse is the new artistic director. Dana Rouse will lead the area’s youth choir, now in its 16th year, after the retirement of founding artistic director Donna Young earlier this year. Dana Rouse, a graduate of The Eastman School with a master’s degree in […]

Caiyem secures league title



New Community Jewish High sophomore Zev Caiyem, an Agoura resident, won the Westside League boys’ cross country finals on Oct. 25. Caiyem set a course record by finishing the race in 17 minutes, 44 seconds at the American Jewish University at Brandeis-Bardein Campus course in Simi Valley. He also led his team to its second straight league championship.

Brownley for U.S. Congress



Since I am fortunate enough to know Assemblywoman Julia Brownley personally, I would like to tell you why I think she is the better candidate for Congress. In high school, I interned in Julia Brownley’s district office for many years and worked with her on an environmental project. One of my favorite parts of interning in her office was collaborating […]

On the Trail



Qualms about quicksand What constitutes adventure? For me, it is seeing where one more bend in the trail leads or following timidly after a more stouthearted leader pushing ever onward. On this latest outing, my young pup and I followed after our surefooted canine elder, whose age in human years puts her in the realm of nonagenarian. Has she all […]

Shopping at Gingerbread Boutique



The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will host the 31st annual Gingerbread Boutique on Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 8 and 9 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. Thursday night with the VIP shopping event featuring shopping, appetizers and cocktails. In addition to an eclectic collection of vendors, the […]

OPHS drama students take bold chances

. Teens tackle the complexities of Sondheim musical


Murder, revenge, rape and cannibalism— the Oak Park High School Drama Department pushes the envelope with its fall production of the 1979 Tony Award-winning musical thriller “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. Play director and OPHS drama teacher Allan Hunt said he chose the show partly […]


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