2016-10-13

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Time to get on board with transportation improvements



Watch out, there’s a traffic jam up ahead. It’s that gaggle of ballot measures on Election Day, and drivers aren’t happy. When faced with a multitude of decisions in the election booth—there will be 17 taxes, initiatives and referendums on Nov. 8— fatigued voters tend to just vote no. What they should not do, however, is ignore the importance of […]

Workshop seeks to keep teens safe



Children’s Defense Alliance will present a free Teen Safety Awareness Workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 22 at Hub 101 in Main Pavilion, 31416 Agoura Road, Ste. 105, Westlake Village. The event is for ages 13 and older. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. Topics to be covered will include dating safety, social media/ geo-tagging, bullying/cyberbullying, stalking/cyber-stalking […]

Oak Park High debate club nabs tourney win




The Oak Park High School Debate Club is only two years old, but that didn’t stop the team from winning in the Jack Howe Memorial Tournament Sept. 24 and 25 at Cal State Long Beach. The competition pitted Oak Park students against more than 1,300 students from 90 private and public schools. Twins Max and Jake Freeman are co-captains of […]

A close call between deer and cyclist

COMMENTARY /// Wildlife in our midst


With all the construction this past year on Agoura Road, it’s nice to know this notoriously pitch-black street will finally see the light. Stretches of Agoura Road from Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village to Kanan Road in Agoura Hills can be particularly treacherous at night. Improvements to the road will change that. The problem is that between Lindero Canyon […]

Political Cartoon



Robots battle it out



CLASH IN THE CANYON—Viewpoint students engage their robots in the VEX Robotics International Competition Clash in the Canyon on Oct. 8 at the Calabasas school. Above, Caroline Kester controls her creation. Left, a close-up of Kester’s robot as it picks up an item and zooms away. Above left, Kevin Zhang (left) and Vincent Finello react when their robot fails to […]

New director for Halstrom



Halstrom Academy has appointed Michael Radka as director of its Westlake Village campus. Prior to coming to Halstrom, Radka spent several years in education management at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions at its largest west coast campus. In his new post, Radka will be responsible for fostering relationships with students and parents while managing the day-to-day activities of the school, […]

Pet of the week



BIG SMILE —Roccos is a male red and red pit bull about 6 years old. He is a really smart, sweet and playful. If you would like to adopt Roccos ask for ID No. A4973311 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Protect the mountain lions



Mountain lions are an endangered species here and need to be treated with care. Mountain lions are threatened by us humans and we need to take the pressure off. Mountain lions can be cool, but human intervention needs to be limited. P-22 was an example. It roamed throughout Hollywood, scared and frightened by the large beast waving and shouting in […]


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