2015-03-26 E-Edition

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Fighting for clean water

Although California is in a drought, most residents have access to clean drinking water. But for millions of people around the world, potable water is not so easy to come by. “Ending poverty begins with clean water,” said Brayden Ainsworth, a senior at Calabasas High School. “Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease, and we believe this […]

College Corner

Making the right curriculum choices

As high school students choose their courses for the next school year, I’m hearing a lot of questions about the importance of AP and honors courses. There is not one right number of AP courses to take to get into college, and the best curriculum choices depend on your interests and abilities as well as the colleges you would like […]

Twisted Oak Tavern to host fundraiser for shelter

Twisted Oak Tavern— in the location that use to house the Lab Brewing Co.—will host a benefit from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sat., March 28 to raise funds for the medical needs of animals at the Agoura Animal Shelter. Patrons can order from a new menu and sample a variety of craft beers. Raffle prizes will be offered and […]

These underdogs are favorites

The Lions insist they are underdogs. Oaks Christian High’s softball team entered this week with an 11-3 record after snaring second place at a Fresno tournament last weekend. The squad is ranked No. 4 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 coaches’ poll and is a favorite to contend for a Marmonte League title. The Lions are underdogs? They’re playing with […]

Disagrees with Lassens’ position

I wish I could be excited about the expansion of Lassens Market in Thousand Oaks. However, I stopped patronizing their stores in 2008 when I learned that the owners contributed nearly $30,000 to pass Proposition 8, the measure to ban gay marriage in California. This ban, of course, was later overturned as unconstitutional. I wrote to Lassens at the time […]

Land of the Free Home of the Brave

Westlake High to host spring dance clinic

Program open to all elementary and middle school kids

The award-winning Westlake High School Dance Team will host its annual Spring Dance Clinic on from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., March 29 at Westlake High School, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The clinic will be presented by the members of the WHS Dance Team as well as head coach Kristen Volk and assistant coach Katelyn Miller. The […]

‘Bold and brassy’

Of all the major Broadway hits of the last 50 years, most have had revivals at some point in their lifetime. One exception is “Funny Girl,” the 1964 smash about the early life of vaudeville star Fanny Brice that launched Barbra Streisand’s career. (A Broadway revival was planned for 2013 but never got off the ground.) Ventura County has been […]