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Oak Park enrollment pushes new high

More students come from afar


Enrollment in Oak Park public schools next fall is expected to reach 4,588 students, the highest in Oak Park Unified School District history. The District of Choice program that allows students who do not live in Oak Park to attend schools in OPUSD will grow by 70 students next year, said district consultant Cliff Moore. A lottery was held before […]

One very talented group



Schoolchool district opens new performing arts centers

Students grace the stage during grand opening celebrations at Agoura and Calabasas


SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS—Above, student dancers put on a show Jan. 26 at the new Agoura High School Performing Arts Education Center. Left, the new performing arts center at Calabasas High School is ready for use by students and the community. Below, the Calabasas High School Unstrumental and Bare Rhythm groups sing for the grand opening event last Saturday at CHS. […]

Charger pitchers sign scholarships



Curtains up at new high school theaters



Triunfo reports successful 2012



Triunfo Sanitation District has logged major improvements in infrastructure and customer service during the past year, says Janna Orkney, chair of the board of directors. The Oak Canyon Reservoir, a new 2.1-million-gallon water tank serving Oak Park Water Service customers, is completed and will soon be ready for service. Orkney said the new tank in the hills above Conifer Street […]

Calabasas resident selected to serve on state mental health commission



Leeanne Mallel of Calabasas was recently appointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Volunteer commissioners advise the governor and the Legislature on mental health policies. As a member of the commission, Mallel said she hopes to help raise awareness about mental illness and erase any associated stigma. “ Educating teachers, employers, policymakers, friends and family members […]

Young musicians excel in all-American show

CONCERT REVIEW Sounds of the U.S.A.


The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras opened its 52nd season with a program called “Sounds of the U.S.A.,” staged at the Fred Kavli Theater on Sun., Jan. 27. The concert featured five groups performing works—American in theme or composed by Americans— ranging from familiar classical works to more contemporary, challenging pieces, all played by the organization’s orchestral units and smaller ensembles. […]

Moorpark’s Pitta ready for Super Bowl




Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta recently reconnected with old friends from the neighborhood. Now the local football star is getting ready to play in the Super Bowl. Pitta, a 2003 Moorpark High graduate, received a plethora of phone calls and text messages after the Ravens defeated the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game and punched their ticket […]


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