2014-06-19

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Cultivating a new crop of city leaders




Five students from White Oak Elementary School participated in a real City Council meeting on June 11, when they joined Westlake Village elected leaders on the dais. The meeting marked the end of the 11th annual cityto schools program, which consists of monthly lessons taught by city staffers and covers a range of governmentrelated topics such as planning, environmental issues, […]

The making of a labyrinth



CIRCULAR TASK—Toward the end of the school year, students at the Mariposa School of Global Education in Agoura Hills build a labyrinth on the campus out of cement and rock. From top to bottom the kids are prepping the site; they create the center; and thefinished labyrinth with its many twists and turns. The students began the project on Memorial […]

Oak Park High School graduates are hoping the future is bright



Editor’s note: The following senior standouts are selected by their school and profiles are compiled from questionnaires. CHRISTOPHER FISHER Seventeen-year-old Christopher Raymond Fisher was presented with the 2013-14 Coaches Award for the most inspirational athlete for cross country and track and field, sports he has excelled at since he was a freshman. Chris mastered these sports while battling cystic fibrosis. […]

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 […]

Sportsfield to honor young car crash victim



One of the Triunfo YMCA’s baseball fields at its future facilities in Westlake Village will be named in memory of Kenneth Lee Romine, a Westlake High School graduate and a senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, who was killed earlier this year in a car accident. Anne Romine, Ken’s mother, has pledged support for the Kenneth Lee Romine Field […]

From house to home



Seminary names new president




The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has appointed Monsignor Marc Trudeau to lead St. John’s Seminary as it continues its 75- year mission to educate and train Catholic priests from around the world for a vocation of serving the church. Trudeau, who was ordained in 1991 and graduated from St. John’s Seminary, said it’s exciting to serve as the campus’ new […]

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, […]

MUSE School cues talent




On June 9, middle school marine biologists unveiled a mural they created depicting humanity’s relationship with the ocean. The students at MUSE School in Calabasas had just finished a marine sciences unit, where they worked individually and in groups to study habitat, atmosphere, chemistry, physics, biology, geology and human activity as it relates to the ocean. “The ocean represents life. […]


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