2015-04-30 E-Edition

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Oaks Christian gala brings out the stars

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole a $50 tow hitch cover from a vehicle parked near a business in the 30600 block of Agoura Road April 13. A burglar stole a $4,000 light tower from a film site in the 26800 block of Mulholland Highway April 11. Someone took a Persian passport, birth certificate and miscellaneous paperwork from a car parked […]

Nature lover remembered

Tree-planting ceremony recognizes man who protected Westlake Village greenbelt

About a dozen people gathered for a tree planting ceremony on Earth Day to honor the late Don Moffet, a longtime resident of First Neighborhood in Westlake Village who was committed to maintaining and protecting the green spaces in his community. A former chair of First Neighborhood’s Greenbelt Committee, Moffet, with his wife, Alice, called the area home for 37 […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., May 1: Spring musical/ PAEC/7 p.m. Sat., May 2: Spring musical/ PAEC/2 and 7 p.m. Hall of Fame/Los Robles Greens, T.O./6 p.m. Thurs., May 7: Theater arts mixer, tour/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., May 1: Clothing drive for rescue center/homerooms/8:40 to 10:40 a.m. National Honor Society/lecture hall/11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ASB commissioner meeting/ black box/12:30 to […]

Agoura Hills brew pub wins awards

Ladyface Ale Companie, the Agoura Hills craft brewery and gastropub founded in 2009, brought home medals from the recent 15th annual Los Angeles International Beer Competition at the Pomona Fairplex. At the event, breweries compete against each other for a medal in their respective category of beer. A panel of judges used a blind-tasting method to award medals to the […]

Students opt out of Common Core

Many CHS juniors refuse to take test

Seventy percent of Calabasas High School juniors opted out of the Common Core testing last week, a sign that there’s still much confusion about how the new standards focused on critical thinking skills are being taught and how the students are being assessed. The tests are based on the Common Core standards adopted last year by most states nationwide. This […]

Organ, tissue donation urged

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center joined more than 20 southern California hospitals and organizations promoting donation by flying “Donate Life” flags in honor of organ, eye and tissue donors. The Flags Across America Campaign was part of a national effort to bolster organ and tissue donor registries in April, which is National Donate Life Month. Hospital staff members flew […]

Superintendent honored for environmental work

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors honored environmental champions at its April 21 meeting. The recipients of the 2015 Ventura County Earth Day Awards include the following: Superintendent Tony Knight, EdD, Oak Park Unified School District. Knight’s leadership and strong environmental ethic has transformed Oak Park Unified School District and the community it serves while bettering the environment on campus […]

Finding meaning in 1.5 million deaths

April 24, 2015—The day when Armenians around the world, including this author, solemnly commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Prior to the genocide, Armenians had lived as an identifiable people in their homeland for nearly 3,000 years. Situated in Asia Minor at a strategic crossroad between Europe and Asia, Armenia was invaded and subjugated by Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, […]