2016-02-11 E-Edition

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Fight reckless driving

The Sheriff’s Teenage Traffic Offender Program (STTOP) says it wants you to help be the eyes and ears of the community. If you witness a case of reckless teen driving, call STTOP at (818) 880-5420. To learn more, visit www.sttop.net.

Reagan experts

Library/museum needs more volunteers

Jo Ann Goff nearly blended in with the group of fourth-graders she guided around the Reagan Library last week, sharing her knowledge of the former U.S. president’s life and legacy. Over the past decade, Goff has spent about 5,000 hours volunteering at the library and museum at 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley. As a docent, the Thousand Oaks resident […]

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 […]

Women’s roundtable seeks member

A seat is open on the Women’s Economic Roundtable. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors formed the WER to provide career assistance and address gender pay equity issues for women in Ventura County. The roundtable organizes a women’s conference at Cal State Channel Islands with speakers and over 200 attendees. WER has also created a countywide mentorship program for young […]

A lesson in the high cost of college


Not all young people are cut out for higher education. Not all of them must go to college to succeed in life. But the real fact of the matter is this: Many graduating seniors can’t afford to go to college even if they wanted to. As the seniors at Calabasas, Agoura and Oak Park High schools inch closer to graduation […]

Garden guardian confounds local wildlife


It’s astonishing how an item purchased for 99 cents at a thrift store can develop a life of its own. The new Goodwill store in Newbury Park is, to borrow from Hemingway, “a clean well-lighted place.” So much so that from 100 paces out, I spotted what I thought might make a naturalistic lizard ornament for my garden. On closer […]

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 […]


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