2013-06-13

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AHS graffiti a racist incident?



I’m an African American student at Agoura High School. What no one seems to realize is that Agoura H.S. doesn’t want to proceed with this graffiti investigation. And the fact that they tried blaming this on my best friend is a disgrace. The real truth is this: If the student or students who did this are white, the school has […]

Libraries seek assistance from teens



Teens ages 12 through18 are invited to join the Teen Advisory Board and help select materials and plan programs for teens at the Westlake Village and Agoura Hills libraries, part of the Los Angeles County Public Library. Teens can earn community service credit by helping to plan and staff library events. Those persons interested can attend the Teen Advisory Board […]

School safety first



Sagebrush Cantina makes dad’s day special



Sagebrush Cantina will serve a Sunday champagne brunch to honor dads on Father’s Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., June 16 at the restaurant in Old Town Calabasas, 23527 Calabasas Road. A variety of food stations will be offered: Fresh seafood bar with crab legs, shrimp and caviar Carving station with barbecue brisket, ham, beef and turkey Made-to-order […]

Mariposa cares about the bay



Mariposa School of Global Education students raised $23,000, the highest amount ever, from their fifth annual Beach Cleanathon fundraiser and field trip on April 15 through 17. The students donated 10 percent—$ 2,300—to Heal the Bay. Nick Fash, education specialist from Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Marine Education Center, was presented with the check during a recent school assembly. Fash […]

Guest opinion



Westlake water tank Very recently, your Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors received many emails regarding the proposed 5-million gallon water storage tank at the reservoir in Westlake Village Three Springs. We hear you loud and clear. But to do what you are asking, we need your help since two board members cannot change policy on their own—it […]

Hot Flashes



The good stuff Dear Boompa, Without your Ramos fizzes, Sundays really hang me up the most. It’s been 30 years since your bod fizzed out, Dad. I remember the day when you hailed a divine parachute for a warm piano bench in the sky, for the sound of the first perfect chord on a freshly tuned baby grand. Lid lifted. […]

Family Men



Happy Father’s Dismay The world is against me. My son is approaching his teenage years—he’ll be 10 next month—and his friends are pushing me out of the center of his universe. It’s not fair—10 years went too fast. With Father’s Day upon us, I wondered if this year would be my final great year to bond. Worse, maybe last year’s […]

Civic Arts Plaza seeks volunteer ushers



The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on T.O. Boulevard is looking for adult volunteers to usher for all types of performances. Volunteer ushers are required to become Friends of the Civic Arts Plaza; membership cost is $15 per year. Information and training will be provided in two sessions. Before the training, applicants will be sent forms which must be completed […]


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