Oak Park recognizes seniors for academic, artistic talents

With finals complete and trips to the beach and Magic Mountain still to look forward to, a feeling of glee came over dozens of Oak Park High seniors last week as they marched up the school’s pavilion stage to accept the college scholarships they had been awarded. Students like Caitlin Takeda came up to the stage more than once, full […]

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Collectors can rummage through this sale

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will host an Antique Collectibles and Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., June 18 at the center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. The event is still open to more vendors. For more information on selling, call Jenna Ferguson at (818) 880-2993 or email jenna@ahccc.org, or go to www.ahccc.org.

Plant a zoological garden

During a recent inventory of my garden I discovered that an entire menagerie of critters— including lions and tigers and bears—had invaded my rural Agoura property. Happily, this was in name only. Leonotis leonuris is a vigorous woody shrub with whorled spires of velvety orange flowers. It is often sold under the name lion’s tail, probably for what the Sunset […]


Oak park High School

Editor’s note: Senior standouts are selected by their school, and profiles are complied from questionnaires filled out by the students. Sara Goldberg and Nicholas Markarian photos are courtesy of Pelosi Photography. Sarah Goldberg Sarah Goldberg is a young woman on a mission. Diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 5, Sarah points to her doctor, orthotist Miguel Gomez, as being […]

Reaction to canyon racing

So, given the fact of unsafe driving along “the snake” portion of Mulholland, authorities, faced with the option of ticketing unsafe drivers or prohibiting people from standing around in the vicinity of unsafe drivers, have made the decision to ban the bystanders. In other news, the FAA has announced a prohibition on citizens gazing skyward as a deterrent to unsafe […]

All hands on deck

DIGGING IN— Volunteers spruce up areas of Agoura Hills on May 7 during the city’s 2016 Community Service Days activity. Above, Rachel Chalfin, 15, of Agoura Hills discards some plant debris near Agoura High School. At top right, Vanessa Warnock of Camarillo and Karen O’Donovan of Thousand Oaks paint an equestrian fence in Old Agoura. At right, Erik Brink of […]

Hole-in-one win helps support YMCA

PAR FOR THE COURSE—The third annual Triunfo YMCA Golf Classic in April at the North Ranch Country Club attracted 166 golfers and raised more than $55,000 to support the Y’s childcare and summer camp programs. Tournament sponsor Howie Neftin, left, offered a 24-month car lease for a hole-in-one. Thousand Oaks resident Dan Cimino, center, landed his fourth hole-in-one in more […]

Time to celebrate

DOING THE WAVE—Mike Butler and Maryann Good, both receiving bachelor’s degrees, greet their families at the 53rd annual Cal Lutheran University undergraduate program commencement May 14 at the William Rolland Stadium in Thousand Oaks.