2017-06-15 E-Edition

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Hats off to grads

HIGH-FLYERS—Seniors celebrate at the June 8 Westlake High School commencement. See our graduation coverage starting on Page 34.

Birds of a feather

TAKE A GANDER—This pair of geese is protecting their single precious egg on one of the small “islands” that dot the shoreline at Lake Calabasas. The goose and the gander were photographed by Calabasas resident Karen Knight during her walk around the lake on April 21.

Camp Briefs

YMCA offers summer activities Summer camp signups are underway at Southeast Ventura County YMCA branches. Camps are offered through the Simi Valley Family YMCA; Conejo Valley YMCA serving Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Moorpark and the Santa Rosa Valley; and Triunfo YMCA serving Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park at Agoura High School. Kids in kindergarten through eighth grade can […]

Construction begins on Lupin Hill’s new multipurpose room

SHOVEL READY—At top, ground is broken for the new Lupin Hill Elementary School Hees multipurpose room June 8 in Calabasas. From left are Superintendent Dan Stepenosky along with school board members Linda Menges, Dallas Lawrence, Angela Cutbill, Leslie Stein and Lupin Hill Principal Jessica Kiernan. The room is named for beloved Lupin Hill teacher George Hees Sr. who died in […]

Weapons drawn in road rage incident

One man had bat, the other a knife, CHP says

A rookie Simi Valley police officer returning from court was in the right place at the right time to intercede in a potentially deadly confrontation Monday on the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks. According to the California Highway Patrol, CHP dispatch began receiving calls around 2:30 p.m. June 12 about a road rage incident between two drivers, one in a […]

Writing group offers pearls of wisdom

The San Fernando Valley branch of the California Writers Club, which meets at the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Calabasas, has released an anthology of essays, poetry and short stories to mark its 30th anniversary. The CWC chapter is one of the longest, continuously active writing groups in the region. The book, “ Cascade of Pearls,” features fiction, nonfiction […]

Make discoveries at the library

The Agoura Hills Library will present its Summer Discovery Program with the following activities on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. for kids of all ages at 29901 Ladyface Court. All programs and activities in the library are free and open to all children. Patrons can also sign up for the summer reading program and earn free books and prizes. June 20: […]

Awardees create new paths in career and tech education

VC Innovates recently presented its Pathfinder Awards to this year’s most innovative educators, business and community partners for their support of career and technical education. The 25 award recipients selected by each of the education partner school districts as well as 12 business and community partners were recognized at a luncheon at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. The […]

District will install new artificial turf on high school athletic fields

Price tag to hit $1.4 million

New artificial turf is being installed on the athletic fields at Agoura and Calabasas high schools this summer. It will replace the artificial turf installed at both campuses in 2007. “ The fields are nearing their end of life,” Agoura High School athletic director Garrett Lepisto said. “We are grateful that the school district supports the safety of students and […]