High school students organize golf tournament for diabetes awareness

Eight local teens from Viewpoint and Agoura High schools are banding together to support their friend with diabetes and raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The teens—Brandon Kosikov, Jack Leanord, Michael Lewis, Justin Levy, Tyler Penta, Bobby Webster, Parker Smith and Spencer Bernstein—are hosting a charity golf tournament Mon., July 29. The Living On Insulin Golf Tournament presented […]

That’s putting the cart before the horse

Honor roll

The new local members of the Scholastic Honor Society, the highest academic honor at California Lutheran University, are: Shannon Cordes, psychology major from Simi Valley; Austin Garcia, biology major from Camarillo; Maxine Nelson, bioengineering and multimedia major from Simi Valley; Judith Newlin, English major from Thousand Oaks; Antonella Puglisi, liberal studies major from Thousand Oaks; Brittany Thompson, liberal studies major […]

Manic Monday

Sweet pit bull helps adoptive parent resolve anger issues

When Louis and Eugenie Spirito adopted a pit bull from the Agoura Animal Shelter on April 13, 2009, they saved an animal’s life and embarked on an unexpected journey of self-discovery and healing. “Don’t judge them (pit bulls) by their appearance or reputation. Show them understanding, respect and love, and you’ll get that back and more,” said Louis Spirito, a […]

Pet of the week

CHS alumnus interning at Norton Museum

Eli Heller, a 2010 Calabasas High School graduate and a senior at UC Irvine, is one of four interns from around the country who are serving as curators for a summer exhibition of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla. Heller is an aspiring arts writer and editor. The exhibition, which opens Aug. 1, is titled “Little […]

Monkey business in Westlake Village

Resident snippy about mandrill that visited Three Springs Park

Not everybody sees the monkey as a sweet and lovable distant cousin of mankind. A mandrill monkey and its owner visited Three Springs Park in Westlake Village last week and sparked the ire of another park visitor. About 7 a.m. July 17, Steve Mehren, executive director for Malibu-based Saving Wildlife International, took his mandrill, Kumba, for some morning exercise in […]

Teen ukulele class at the Westlake Library

Teens can learn to play the ukulele from 3 to 4 p.m. Tues., Aug. 6 and 13 at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Teens ages 12 to 18 who like the ukulele music of Bruno Mars, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Adele and Jason Mraz are invited to take part. No experience is required. Ukuleles will be provided. The class […]

The Movie Nut

What we have with “ The Way Way Back” is a summer movie without special effects or superheroes, without graphic sex, screaming violence or streaming profanity. It’s a movie that dares to entertain simply by creating empathetic characters, giving them witty dialogue and directing the actors to play them for real. Because what we have here is a warm and […]

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