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Oak Park girls seek chemistry on the hardwood

Midnight Madness was a hit. Oak Park High’s girls’ basketball program, all 22 players and varsity head coach Erin Somers, busted out the sleeping bags and crashed on the gym floor on Nov. 18. Players bonded all night and all morning in the Bird Cage, playing kickball, noshing on snacks and going on a scavenger hunt. Some players didn’t sleep […]

Wildlife meeting turns into wild shouting

A small community meeting on Nov. 30 that was organized to teach ranchers about protecting their livestock in mountain lion country turned ugly when animal rights advocates showed up to protest a permit that would allow a rancher to hunt and kill the cougar thought to be responsible for dozens of livestock deaths over the past year. The National Park […]

Shelter needs new kennels for animals

Ventura County Animal Services is running its annual Giving Tuesday fundraiser for new medical kennels through Jan. 5. According to Tara Diller, VCAS director, the new kennels will be larger and will allow for less stress on the animals, which will decrease their recovery time and help sustain the no-kill organization. Managing veterinarian Dr. Heather Skogerson said the current situation […]

Chaminade schools win mock trials

Chaminade middle and high school mock trial teams won both the 2016 junior and senior divisions of the Los Angeles County Championships in November at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in L.A. This is the first time that one school has won both divisions. The competition was sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. More than 150 schools and over 2,500 students […]

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