2015-04-02

Life in the fast lane

Ross, Geesen savor breakout seasons for Agoura


Chandler Ross and Maddie Geesen continue breaking personal records for the Agoura High track and field team. Ross, a senior on the boys’ team, and Geesen, a junior standout for the girls’ squad, have already established personal best times in multiple events during their breakout seasons. Head coach Colin Pratt said the two Chargers excel because of their strong work […]

Chemical trail conspiracy



If you have a small problem in the garden or around the house, you mix a small batch of chemicals to rid your property of the malady. A larger problem is solved with gallons of pressureaided spraying, either by you or your gardener. If the problem is widespread enough, the local crop duster force is engaged. What does this parallel? […]

A musical high



Program brings Purim alive



Hot new track get the jams out



Oak Park High School senior Sam Gunn offers a fresh perspective on some of today’s new music. This month, Sam listens in on Father John Misty, Jeff Rosenstock and Drake. “I Love You, Honeybear”: Father John Misty Joshua Tillman is a cynical sap. Tillman, the former drummer for Fleet Foxes, has spent three years under his moniker “Father John Misty,” […]

Young pups make racket




The newcomers are stepping up for the Coyotes. Calabasas High boys’ tennis head coach Gerald Matthews, who also leads the girls’ team, knew he’d have to rely on a few youngsters in his first year at the helm. “Surprisingly, we’re doing OK,” Matthews said. “We’ve worked really hard as a team, and we’ve had someone else carrying the torch each […]

Calabasas reprograms wireless ordinance

Easier cell tower approval complies with FCC mandate


Calabasas officials have amended the city’s wireless ordinance to allow minor modifications on existing cell facilities without public hearings. Four years ago, the city passed an ordinance to regulate the placement of new wireless facilities in response to concerns of some residents who didn’t want cell towers too close to homes, parks and schools. All new facilities must be at […]

Read and eat at Books ’N Brunch



Brandeis National Committee, Conejo Valley Chapter will present its annual Books ‘N Brunch fundraising event at 9:30 a.m. Mon., April 13 at the Hyatt Westlake Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Matthew Friedman, associate regional director of the Anti- Defamation League, Pacific Southwest Region, will discuss “Anti- Semitism: Around the World, in the U.S. and Los Angeles.” Writer, director and producer […]

Talk on biblical interpretation



The Rev. Patrick Mullen will give a free talk on “Why Catholics Aren’t Fundamentalists” from 7 to 8 p.m. Tues., April 14 at the Serra Center, Padre Serra Catholic Parish, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. Doors open and refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. In this presentation, Mullen will help people move from fundamentalist approaches of the Bible to a […]

Students go on mind odyssey




Students from Oak Park’s three elementary schools and Medea Creek Middle School have been on a creative odyssey that culminated in a competition on Feb. 28. The Odyssey of the Mind competition at San Marino High School resulted in two Oak Park Unified School District teams making it to the state finals this Saturday at UC Riverside. Debbie Hammill, OPUSD’s […]


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