2016-05-12

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 […]

Lions climbing higher

Balanced offense lifts Oaks Christian softball team past defending league champ Agoura



Taylor Burns heard voices from every direction. Her coach, Peter Ackermann, called timeout to offer advice. The words of her dad, Rich, lurked in the back of her mind: “Take a breath. Take a step back. You’ll never get this time again.” Her teammate, Kayla Ketring, told her to clear her mind and sing her favorite song. Burns relaxed while […]

Who wins Pavley’s seat is primary question

Debate season enters final stage


As the last of the Republican contenders bowed out of the presidential race leaving the GOP nomination wide open for Donald Trump, six candidates remained in the running for the state’s 27th District Senate seat. But unlike the presidential contest in which insults abound and substance is scarce, the Senate candidates discussed issues such as education, economy and public safety […]

Leonis Adobe Museum to celebrate milestone



The Leonis Adobe had the honor of being designated as historic cultural monument No. 1 by the Cultural Heritage Board of Los Angeles on Aug. 6, 1962. The formal opening of the Leonis Adobe Museum took place May 21,1966, when Mayor Sam Yorty unveiled the new monument plaque. To commemorate the 50-year anniversary, the Leonis Adobe Museum will celebrate with […]

A year of change in college admissions

College Corner

There are changes in the world of college admission every year. But in my 14 years as an independent college counselor, I have never seen more changes at one time than there are now. In standardized testing we have the new SAT, which debuted in March. The exam is now more similar to the ACT, though there are still differences. […]


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