2017-06-01 E-Edition

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CLASS ACT—Above, the Oak Park High School Associated Student Body puts school spirit on full display as graduation arrives. Right, senior Karan Brar celebrates at the school’s May 25 commencement exercise. See our high school graduation wrap-up starting on page 35.

No attacks allowed on great white sharks

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials have issued a reminder that great white sharks are a protected species under both state and federal laws. “White sharks are regularly found in Southern California in summer months, usually heading to Mexico in the winter,” John Ugoretz, CDFW’s pelagic fisheries and ecosystem program manager, said in a recent news release. “With relatively […]

Recyclables from U.S. to China and back

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the Environment

Discussions of international trade sometimes focus on Chinese policies promoting factories in that country. However, the Chinese government recently implemented policies deterring certain types of manufacturing, and this presents Ventura County recyclers with both costs and opportunities. By volume, America’s largest export is recyclables, with China as the major destination. Its lower labor and environmental compliance costs attracted America’s discards, […]

Rams’ defense comes into focus

Ogletree shows leadership during offseason workouts at Cal Lutheran

The Los Angeles Rams’ offense hogs all the attention. That’s fine with the defense. “We aren’t here to get attention,” linebacker Alec Ogletree said. “We are here to play ball and do what we need to do to win games. As long as we keep doing that, I feel like we will be all right.” The microscope is on secondyear […]

Calabasas first to sign up for county electricity co-op

City likes green energy possibilities

Calabasas will become the first city to join the Los Angeles County Community Choice Energy program. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors launched the energy buying co-op earlier this year. It will offer businesses and residents an opportunity to pool their buying power and purchase electricity that comes from suppliers other than Southern California Edison. When a deal with the […]

Honoring America’s fallen heroes

Sports Academy soars into year 2

Young runners whizzing around an indoor track. NFL players stretching their hulking frames into yoga poses. Accountants training to ward off an attacker. On a given day at Sports Academy, any number of activities are taking place within the 96,000-square-foot facility in Newbury Park. The clientele runs the gamut also: student-athletes, professionals and people with no athletic inclination at all. […]

Volleyball bros bound for UCLA

PARKS, WITHOUT THE REC— The season is over for Oak Park High’s boys’ volleyball team, but another journey is just about to begin for brothers Adam and Alex Parks, two standout seniors on the team. The brothers, who starred in the Bird Cage, will now take over Pauley Pavilion—they committed to play volleyball at UCLA. Above, Adam Parks, right, out-leaps […]

Vandals target national park

Prom punks return to Sandstone

Vandals may think it’s art, but for park rangers and open-space advocates, graffiti is a plague that can harm the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. For the second year in a row, a prom invitation was scrawled on a rock near Sandstone Peak north of Malibu. “We love hearing about creative ‘promposals,’ but damaging public lands is not the […]