Calabasas High ends year on down note

Parents and students packed the Las Virgenes Unified School District board room last week to lodge a number of complaints against Calabasas High School. They were peeved about counselor transfers, a yearbook riddled with typos and grammatical errors, and a belief that administrators had not appropriately responded to issues of campus bullying. Many speakers focused on the transfer of longtime […]

Webb gem: Oak Park football team hires coach

Eagles promote from within after Kenney resigns to take gig at Rocklin in Sacramento area

The Eagles didn’t have time to throw a conniption, to wallow in self-pity. Tim Kenney resigned as head coach of Oak Park High’s football team last week, telling his players the news on June 17. The Eagles are in the heart of summer training; they’re nine weeks away from opening the regular season at home against Beverly Hills. The school […]

Local school districts create vision for education accountability

The use of abbreviations in education is extensive, and behind the letters are government mandates and targets for student achievement that by law must be met. At a pair of school board meetings last week, Las Virgenes and Oak Park unified school districts grappled with one key acronym, LCAP, or local control accountability plan, which is a blueprint on how […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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