2016-02-11 E-Edition

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Round Meadow marks 100 school days

Students at Round Meadow Elementary School in Hidden Hills celebrated the 100th day of school with a lesson in charity— and art. In each class, kindergarten through fifth, teachers challenged their students to collect 100 cans of food to donate to the SOVA food bank in Los Angeles. After collecting the food, teachers gave their students a second challenge: create […]

Oak Park is sweet to Casa kids

This year Valentine’s Day may be a little sweeter for students at Casa Pacifica with the memory of a party hosted for them yesterday, Feb. 10, by the youth at Oak Park Independent School. Casa Pacifica serves abused and neglected children as well as those who have severe emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. The center operates schools on a […]

Lions ink names to scholarships

HEAR THE LIONS ROAR—Oaks Christian High honored seniors from nine sports teams who will continue playing in college during a signing day ceremony on Feb. 3 on campus. The Lions are Michael Pittman (USC football), Brandon Coll (University of Chicago football), Taylor Burns (Santa Clara softball), Destiny Diaz (La Sierra softball), Kaitlyn Kruger (Pittsburgh softball), Marie Sobel (Seton Hall softball), […]

Warrior steadies Marmonte League champs

Hannah Sharts is standout defender for Westlake girls’ soccer team

Hannah Sharts was destined to be a UCLA Bruin. The Westlake High girls’ soccer player wanted to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Michele Sharts, a Westlake assistant coach who suited up at center midfield for the Bruins in 1992. “It’s been my dream school since I was little,” said Hannah Sharts, a junior defender who verbally committed to […]

Coyotes honor athletes bound for college

‘THEY HATE US ’CAUSE THEY AIN’T US’—Calabasas High honored several athletes who signed college scholarships during a ceremony last week. The Coyotes who signed are Julia Pedati (Oregon women’s soccer), Carlie James (San Jose State women’s soccer), Elias Gross (Hartford men’s golf ), Parker Brahms (Sacramento State baseball), Grant Nechak (Santa Clara baseball), Jacob Colson (Cal Lutheran men’s volleyball), Sioni […]

‘The Rabbit’ of Calabasas will bolt to Silicon Valley

Carlie James will be honored during Coyotes’ senior night for girls’ soccer tonight at home

There’s no raining on Carlie James’ parade. Tonight is the last time James will don a Calabasas High girls’ soccer uniform before she sets sail to San Jose State in the fall. The Coyotes didn’t qualify for the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs, but James remains upbeat. Second- year head coach Brian Collins said the captain’s work ethic and positive […]

Local football stars celebrate signing day

GRATITUDE—Ventura County high school football players bound for college celebrated signing day on Feb. 3 at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Jake Blackburn, Newbury Park High, Eastern Washington; Daniel Fox, Westlake, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Kevin Howell, Thousand Oaks, Nevada; Joseph Roldan, Oxnard, Dakota State; Keegan Romero, St. Bonaventure, […]

She’s got game

Emily Cangelosi has helped elevate the Agoura girls’ basketball team to No. 4 in Division 2A

Jason Ancrum understands Agoura High’s basketball history. He played for the Chargers. He coached in the boys’ program for five years. He’s roaming the sidelines in his first season with the girls’ team. When it comes to hoops, he knows what he’s talking about. Ancrum does not bite his tongue while speaking about Emily Cangelosi. He nearly dropped the GOAT […]

Domesticated dad ponders Valentine’s Day

Family Man

I said to my wife, “Being married doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. I think we should go somewhere or do something.” “Is that what you wanna do?” she asked. “You know I can’t surprise you,” I reminded her. “We have joint checking, schedules to arrange, a kid to put somewhere if we wanna go out. How about we […]