2014-06-19 E-Edition

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Graduating seniors commence a new chapter in life

CHS graduates primed for success

Speaking at Calabasas High School’s commencement last week, Principal CJ Foss defined students in the Class of 2014 as bold visionaries, shaped both by current events and by the generation that came before them. In November, CHS students received media attention for two incidents: when they crowned a lesbian couple as homecoming queens and when they held a rally against […]

For OPHS Eagles, it was a banner year in sports

Oak Park High has always been known as a high-achieving school based on top test scores, college acceptances and other academic measures, but this year the school excelled in sports and nabbed a variety of championships in the gym and on the field. “We’ve had quite a bit of success in athletics this year,” said Rob Hall, athletic director and […]

Activists want ‘justice’ for Indy

About 400 people turned up at the Van Nuys Courthouse on June 10 to demand justice in the case of Indy, a dog that was severely burned and left for dead in an alley last summer. Nearly a year after the then- 2- year- old pit bull was found wounded and abandoned in the San Fernando Valley on July 5, […]

One grad’s future dimmed by spine injury

A freak accident on a windy April day forever changed Sarah Pettersen’s life when a tree branch snapped and crashed down upon her as she walked to school. The heavy branch broke the 17-year-old Agoura High School student’s back in two places, shattered her ankles and broke her ribs, which punctured a lung. Sarah’s ankles, ribs and lung are on […]

Sheriff arrests suspects in ATM robbery

Two men were arrested last month in connection with the theft of an ATM from a market on Thousand Oaks Boulevard earlier this year. Detectives say a store in the 700 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard was broken into in late January. Surveillance footage showed the burglars using a hand dolly to break the glass doors and remove the ATM, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar caused $ 800 in damage breaking into a home and stole a $300 pair of earrings. The incident occurred June 11 on Kimberly Drive. A thief stole two pairs of sunglasses valued at $350 and a pair of earphones worth $100 from a car parked in the 30800 block of Agoura Road June 7. Someonestolea$ 500 […]

Calabasas businesses will no longer have to pay county license fee

Calabasas officials have voted to rescind a little-known county business licensing fee that the city had forgotten about. The annual savings to local businesses will be about $21,000 a year. At a meeting June 11, City Council members said they were surprised to learn that businesses in the city were paying for a license issued by the county. Former Councilmember […]

Weekend shuttle coming to Westlake

Pilot program starts July 4

Residents in Westlake Village will have a new option for getting around town this summer. The city is introducing a free weekend shuttle service. The two-month pilot program is being offered from July 4 through Aug. 30. “The idea behind the shuttle is to provide all ages with a free ride throughout the city, help retailers ease parking congestion and […]