2014-06-26 E-Edition

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The ride of a lifetime

Old Kranks cyclists complete 3,000-mile cross-country journey

Cycling through rain and shine across the rural South and Texas hill country, and through western mountain ranges and deserts, a local group of cyclists pedaled 3,073 miles over 50 days from April 23 to June 11. The journey—spanning eight states from St. Augustine, Fla., to San Clemente, Calif.—was spearheaded by Newbury Park resident Earl Magpiong and his son Glen. […]

School yearbook goes hi-tech at A.E. Wright

School yearbooks have become technological wonders. At A. E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, yearbook teacher Lisa Hatfield and students in her class ushered in a new age of annuals with “Aurasma,” a phone app that lets the yearbook come alive. With the technology, students use the app to activate content embedded in specific boxed photos in the yearbook. The […]

Teacher shares words of wisdom

Retiring Oak View High School science teacher John McManus gave a crowd-pleasing commencement address based on cliches, yet his words were delivered with humor and went beyond the usual platitudes. Cliche No. 1: You only live once. “I don’t know what that means,” McManus said, asking if it meant that students only had one shot at life that they had […]

Local stars earn All-CIF recognition

The CIF-Southern Section released its All-CIF teams for baseball, softball and boys’ volleyball. Albee Weiss, a star slugging catcher for the Agoura High baseball team, is on the Division 1 team. Thousand Oaks pitcher Jackson Simonsgaard and Westlake infielder Luke Dykstra join Weiss on the Division 1 team. Weiss signed a scholarship with Cal State Northridge. Dykstra was drafted by […]

Yacht club to launch annual Fourth of July boat parade

The Westlake Yacht Club will host its annual Fourth of July Community Event at 2123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The day will begin with a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Any boat owner with a Westlake Lake Management Association permit can decorate their boat and participate in the parade. The scheduled boating events are: 11 a.m.: […]

OCHS student to attend summer law program at Stanford

Samantha Speer of the Agoura/ Westlake Village area will attend the Intensive Law and Trial summer event, an Envision program conducted in collaboration with S t anford Law School. The 10- day program provides high- achieving high school students with an overview of the various aspects of a career in law. Scholars will stay on the Stanford University campus and […]

Welcome new graduates

Brandon Lugo Oak View High School Brandon Lugo was presented with the Christine E. Brown Excellence Award at the Oak View High School graduation on June 12. Brandon graduated with honors, wearing the double honor cords symbolizing of his academic achievement of earning a GPA between 3.76 and 4.0. Brandon says although English teacher Susan Allen didn’t actually teach any […]

What’s so funny? This Lion swings a mean golf club

Peter Griffth reaches state tourney for second straight season

Peter Griffith can’t avoid being teased. An Oaks Christian High boys’ golfer, Griffith grew up with three older sisters who didn’t hesitate to throw a few zingers his way. Griffith often receives flak for his full name, which sounds similar to Peter Griffin, the humorous father on the animated sitcom “Family Guy.” Even his rivals on the Westlake boys’ golf […]


Fun Run on July 4 The Fourth of July LakesideFun Run will take place at Calabasas Lake, 23400 Park Sorrento,with 4-mile, 2-mile, half-mileand quarter-mile runs as well asa 2-mile walk.Races will start at 7:45 a.m.A pancake breakfast will beserved from 8:15 to 10:45 a.m.A pet show will start at 11a.m., followed by a splash partyfrom 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.To […]

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