More cheaters than you think

If you’re one of the ones who’s shocked at the news of the college cheating scandal, then you might not be paying enough attention to your neighbors’ everyday activities. As you go about your business, take notice of the car parked along the red (no parking) curb; the cars that barely slow down at stop signs or when turning right […]

Calabasas salutes Earth Day

Another dominating run

Oaks Christian will make playoffs for 19th straight year

Oaks Christian High’s softball team relishes the big moments. The Lions, who have never missed the postseason in 19 years of existence, will battle powerhouse programs of Orange and Riverside counties in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. “We’re up for the challenge,” said Peter Ackermann, the only head coach in the team’s history. The Lions, who celebrated their 500th […]

Students share experience with cancer

Annual essay contest draws heartfelt response

It’s one lottery ticket nobody wants to win. Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma is an extremely rare form of adolescent cancer that affects only 1 in 5 million people. “A disease I could barely pronounce was taking over my life. I was 15 years old and dealt a difficult card,” said Lacey Grace, a 2018 Agoura High School graduate and keynote speak […]

Comments on field lab cleanup

Concerning the editorial, “On SSFL, stop moving the goalpost and get the job done,” published on April 4, there are several statements I’d like to correct. The editorial stated, “Boeing . . . is allowed to clean up the soil on its portion of the site to the less stringent recreational level, but NASA . . . is being held […]

Books and brunch

Brandeis Conejo Valley chapter will host a Books and Brunch event Tues., May 14 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Thousand Oaks. The program will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a buffet brunch at 11:30 a.m. Best-selling author Lisa See will discuss her new book, “Island of the Sea Women,” which has been chosen as a […]

Students act out mash-up of fairy tales

play review /// ‘Into the Woods’

More than any other writer, Stephen Sondheim represents the gold standard to which most theatrical companies aspire. When a high school takes on a Sondheim show, it sets a high bar for its students. Sondheim’s shows traditionally push the envelope with their unconventional stories, complex production values and challenging scores. Elisa Griffin completed her first year as Westlake High School’s […]

Oak Park schools hailed as ‘distinguished’

Oak Park High School and Medea Creek Middle School were recently named as 2019 California Distinguished Schools, applauded for making gains in the area of academics and performance standards. The 162 schools across the state that won the award were recognized for achieving exceptional student performance for two consecutive years, or for closing the achievement gap during the previous two […]

Longtime community center boss resigns

Replacement search underway

Annemarie Flaherty said her best memories of the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will be the smiles. “The community center is really unique, and the overwhelming theme of it is people’s happiness when they’re here,” said Flaherty, the community center’s executive director for the last 11 years. “It’s because of the staff there, the care and commitment that they have. It’s […]

Spring Fling rings in Westlake