2016-06-23

2016-06-23 E-Edition

To boldly go —




Dusty Abell of Oak Park has voyaged deep into the “Star Trek” universe by creating a dazzling poster that’s drawn raves from die-hard fans. The brightly colored 27-by-40-inch poster is jam-packed with more than 120 characters, creatures and ships from the original 1966-69 television series. Capt. James T. Kirk, phaser in hand, stands front and center, surrounded by the likes […]

Noell must face charges



The case against a Lake Sherwood man accused of trying to kill his estranged wife will enter its next phase after a judge decided there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial. Prosecutors say 53-year-old Craig Noell flew into a fit of rage Nov. 23, 2015, and attacked the mother of his three children on the third floor of […]

Eagles’ Adam Parks is CIF-SS Division 2 boys’ volleyball player of year



Athletes from Acorn country earned All-CIF accolades for their efforts during the spring season. Oak Park High junior Adam Parks, who helped the Eagle boys’ volleyball team capture a second straight CIF-Southern Section Division 2 title, was named the division’s player of the year. Oak Park teammates Gregory Manyak and Alex Parks, both juniors, earned spots on the All-CIF squad. […]

Easy Does it with Rootementary



A new Westlake Village salon is getting to the root of the problem. The first of its kind in Southern California, Rootementary is a fast-service hair-coloring salon that provides quality color services and maintenance at a modest price point in a high-end salon environment. Services include one-hour root touch up, full color coverage, partial and full highlights. An elementary blow-dry […]

Michael Paul Baertschiger



Fundraising for wildlife bridge underway




The proposed construction of a wildlife crossing over the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills has gained popular support. Now comes the task of raising funds to build the $55-million bridge that will be used by mountain lions, coyotes and other animals to cross the freeway and expand their territory from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Simi […]

How does one find the right path in a world of bad choices?

Roots of Faith

Regarding the recent Orlando mass shooting, many have tried to determine the reason behind the heinous act. But of all the possible motives suggested, no one has yet offered this one: The killer chose to do evil. In our technology-based society, the idea of a horned devil leading people astray is seen as superstition. In a diverse society, accepting a […]

Holistic Chamber Goes Basic



With a vision of healthy people on a healthy planet, the Holistic Chamber of Commerce is part of an international movement promoting holistic, natural and sustainable products, services and solutions. To that end, holistic leaders in Westlake have started a local chapter. According to Nick and Audrey Newmont, presidents of the HCC in Westlake, the city “is the perfect place […]

New school bond in Oak Park?

District will ask for voter approval in November


The Oak Park Unified School District’s Board of Education wants to place a new school bond on the November ballot to pay for campus facilities and technology. The school board received a copy of the 75-word ballot measure at its June 1 board meeting and approved it on June 15. Property owners will pay a $60 tax per $100,000 of […]


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