2015-09-17

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Students of different schools seek to fight sex trafficking




Two high school students have joined forces to create awareness of the worldwide issue of sex trafficking. Katie Romanovich, a senior at Calabasas High School, and Cassidy Koch, a sophomore at Agoura High School, have been spreading the word at school, city council meetings and other events about Imagine Fest, an upcoming music festival intended to raise funds for Unlikely […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation



Flags over Pepperdine



THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE—Continuing an annual tradition, nearly 3,000 flags are displayed on the lawn at Pepperdine University in Malibu in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. At right, 18-yearold Kaymen Walters of Mississippi, a student at the university, has her photo taken Sept. 13. The Waves of Flags display includes 2,977flags in total—2,887 U.S.flags for each […]

Employee to the rescue



Starbuck’s barista Jill Einhorn was recognized at a Calabasas City Council meeting last week for acting decisively and potentially saving the life of a customer who started choking. Einhorn grew up in the West Valley and has been a barista at Starbucks in The Commons shopping center for nine years. A female customer reportedly got a pill stuck in her […]

Collecting worn American flags for proper disposal



The Thousand Oaks and Moorpark police departments are accepting used, worn and frayed American Flags for proper destruction. The flags will be respectfully transported for destruction in accordance with U.S. Flag Code and VFW policies to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 11395 at 158 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. Flags will be accepted during business hours at the […]

High School Hi*Lights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Sept. 18: Fall club rush/ main quad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m. ComedySportz Usical/PAEC/6 p.m. Tues., Sept. 22: Mini college fair/ main quad/12:30 to 1 p.m. Performing Arts Education Center front of house training/3 to 4 p.m. Wed., Sept. 23: Holiday-no school Thurs., Sept. 24: Junior java/ main quad/10:20 to 10:40 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Sept. 18: ComedySportz/ main […]

Oak Park High campus supervisor charged with 76 counts of sexual assault

Crimes stem from lengthy relationship with minor that began in 2004, D.A. says


This story was updated at 3:36 p.m. An Oak Park High School campus supervisor has been charged with 76 counts of sexual assault related to a lengthy relationship he had with an underage girl, the Ventura County district attorney’s office announced today. The charges against 50-year-old Edward Morgan Rote include lewd acts, sodomy, oral copulation and intercourse with a minor who […]

City Council approves Chesebro homes report

Split vote certifies EIR, battle not over


It’s not easy fighting city hall as open space proponents who have waged a 15-year battle to preserve Chesebro Meadow well know. They suffered another setback last week when the Agoura Hills City Council voted 3-2 to certify an environmental report that paves the way for 15 luxury equestrian homes in the meadow. The council also approved annexation of the […]

LVUSD election



I am asking you to vote for yourselves. If elected to the school board, this is what I will do for you: I will only support a budget which does not increase class size in K-12; I will support AB 97, which will reward the school district if our average K-3 class size is less than 24 students per classroom; […]


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