Hot Flashes

On the town It was date night. So Grumps and I slung our sexy bods into the giant reclining seats at Cinépolis in the Westlake Promenade for a chance to see a good movie in chairs so comfortable, they had to pay us to leave. When they tried to douse us with Agent Orange and threatened to take away our […]

Students graduate with high hopes

Each graduate at alternative school receives a scholarship

Their numbers were small, but the hopes and dreams of the 17 Oak View High School students who graduated June 12 were as high as those of any student from any high school in the nation. The graduation ceremony took place at Medea Creek Middle School’s new outdoor amphitheater. “All students can learn, all students deserve a second chance,” said […]


Shaw gets prison for insider trading

Lake Sherwood resident Bryan Shaw will serve federal prison time for his part in an insider trading scheme involving he and his North Ranch Country Club golfing buddy, ex-KPMG partner Scott London of Agoura Hills. Shaw’s five-month sentence was handed down June 2, bringing a four-year saga to an end. London, a vice president at one of the nation’s “big […]

Lost a pet? Find it on Twitter site

In an effort to reunite animal owners with lost and found pets, Ventura County Animal Services has launched a new VCLostPets Twitter site where information on stray animals brought into the adoption centers is uploaded within minutes of their arrival. On an average day, VCAS receives approximately 30 animals at the adoption centers in Camarillo and Simi Valley. As part […]

Indian Hills graduates ready to soar

“Pomp and Circumstance,” a tune that symbolizes a rite of passage for high school graduates everywhere, was an especially sweet sound at the intimate Indian Hills High School graduation at the Agoura High performing arts education center on June 11. Nine students graduated from the alternative high school on the Agoura campus, a low number which some district leaders have […]

Coyote on course

Boys’ volleyball hitter Scott Poppen bound for Robert Morris University

Scott Poppen is the first to admit he was a handful to raise and coach. It took a team to guide the recent Calabasas High graduate to the right path. Poppen, a standout on the Coyotes’ boys’ volleyball squad, described himself as a wild child who didn’t take school seriously. “ It took a village to help Scott,” said Cory […]

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 […]

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