2016-05-12 E-Edition

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Calabasas nixes four-story hotel on Las Virgenes Rd.

Mariott likely to withdraw project

The Calabasas City Council let it be known at its May 4 meeting that it doesn’t want a four-story hotel built on Las Virgenes Road near the entrance to the 101 Freeway. The council asked the developer of the 127-room Rondell Oasis hotel, Richard Weintraub, to come up with a three-story design instead. It’s not clear what the developer will […]

AAUW to celebrate 50th year

The Thousand Oaks Branch of the American Association of University Women will celebrate the association’s 50th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., May 21 at the North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Thousand Oaks. The keynote speaker will be Michaela Reeves and the music will be provided by the Thousand Oaks High School Vocal Ensemble. Tickets […]

Busload of gals defy Father Time

Hot Flashes

You couldn’t miss it. As the stretch limo rolled into the parking lot of Tobin James Winery, Grumps commented, “That’s a column.” Even when wine tasting in Paso Robles, he takes his role seriously as my chief topic solicitor. “OK,” I said, and turned to read the signage. “The Magical Menopause Tour” was plastered across the side of the bus […]

Barbecue feast open to all

The Chabad Jewish Centers of Moorpark and Camarillo will host the annual Lag Ba’omer Outing at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., May 26 at the Baron Brothers Estate, 8860 Stockton Road, Moorpark . The estate is a 50-acre property with nature walks, a lake, landscaping and views. The event will have an all-you-can-eat barbecue, kayaking on the lake, bonfire with s’mores, Moon […]

Warriors get a boost from Johnson’s magic

Westlake boys’ volleyball team wins Division 1 playoff opener with help from super sub

Thank goodness for Devon Johnson. The sophomore stepped up for Westlake High’s boys’ volleyball team in the Warriors’ first-round sweep of Irvine on Tuesday at home in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. Johnson, who was swarmed by a mob of teammates after the 25-17, 26-24, 25-18 victory, replaced senior team kills leader Tyler Robinson at outside hitter. Robinson broke […]

A love of photography

Growing up in Shanghai, Beihua Steven Guo fell in love with the art of photography and the way it captured the simplicity of life in his community. Over time, he learned to use his father’s Nikon F100 film camera as a tool for his beloved craft and a vessel for his emotions. Now a junior at Oaks Christian School, Beihua […]

Putting e-waste in its place in Oak Park

HELPING HAND—John Maloof of PC Recycle takes a TV out of a resident’s car April 30 during Oak Park Residential Community Beautification Day at Oak Park High School. Residents had the opportunity to recycle or dispose of e-waste, wood, metal and green waste for free.

Student is millennium scholar

Oak Park resident Brandon Coll, a senior at Oaks Christian School, has been selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Of Cuban descent, Coll is one of 1,000 out of 53,000 students nationwide to get the honor, which recognizes students of African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander or Hispanic […]

Popular elective class at Agoura High in danger of closing

Although Agoura High School’s Small Business Management and Entrepreneur class helped develop two promising student-created companies this year, the elective may not be offered in the fall. Principal Brian Mercer proposed removing the standalone course from the schedule in hopes of increasing enrollment and better positioning it as part of a multi-year “business pathway” for future students. “It is not […]