2016-07-14 E-Edition

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More school tax opposition

Right on, Brusius and Toomey. Senior voices need to be heard with a no on any new taxes. Let the students stay in their own districts. We seniors have supported them for too many years. When LAUSD has a decline in enrollment, they close or sell off the excess property. Anybody remember the aerospace industry in Southern California: Doulas Lockheed, […]

Acorn ‘Family Man’ columnist a top humor writer in the U.S.

Picarella receives honorable mention

Michael Picarella, who writes the “Family Man” humor column for the Acorn Newspapers, has been recognized as one of the top humor writers in the country. The National Society of Newspaper Columnists awarded Picarella an honorable mention in the humor category for newspapers with a circulation of 50,000 or less. The awards were presented June 25 during the group’s 40th […]


Student earns high honor

Oaks Christian High School senior Elizabeth Sams recently earned the Congressional Youth Gold Medal in recognition of her outstanding achievement in community service and the arts. Elizabeth and other high school students nationwide were recognized in a Washington, D.C., ceremony in June. At the event, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi welcomed the honorees and their families. The Moorpark resident hopes […]

Kudos to WLV recreation rep

Westlake Village is a special place, and it’s that way for many reasons. A lot of that has to do with the people and the master plan for the city from the start. But we often forget about the role that the city staff play in it as well. This Fourth of July weekend, we got a good dose of […]

Navy SEAL to speak at forum

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation will present a forum with Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert J. O’Neill at 6 p.m. Wed., July 27 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. O’Neill will speak about his military career as well as his latest mission of helping veterans and their families. As a Navy SEAL, O’Neill assisted on the rescue […]

Kabrillo Kids alumni sing an encore

Grown-up child performers appear in TGIF concert

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s annual offering at Westlake Village’s TGIF event last week was bittersweet for longtime artistic director Lewis Wilkenfeld. Wilkenfeld will be vacating the post he has held for 10 years at Cabrillo. Among the marks he has left on the company is the creation of the Kabrillo Kids nine years ago. The Kids is an ensemble of child […]

French connection

Oaks Christian grad roams outfield in World Softball Championships

Vive la France. Natalie Glover, an Oaks Christian High graduate born and raised in Camarillo, will represent Team France at the Women’s World Softball Championship from July 15-24 at Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. “To sum it up, in one word, it’s just awesome,” Glover said. “It’s a very fun, rewarding experience.” Glover, 19, is a veteran in the international softball […]

Let voters decide

Your voting rights are under attack. Those already in power know that elections are the chief means of calling leadership to account. We voted to defend our open spaces from developers but the City Council took that away from us. We need to take it back. Last month our City Council voted to let a developer grade and destroy 32 […]

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