Firefighters raise funds for ‘families of the fallen’

The Ventura County Professional Firefighters’ Association has raised more than $400,000 in its fundraising efforts on behalf of the 343 families of firefighters who died in the Sept. 11 tragedy at the World Trade Center in New York. The firefighters began collecting money for "their fallen brothers and sisters" immediately after the terrorist attacks. Firefighters "hit the street" doing "Fill […]

Alzheimer’s workshop coming to Ventura

Alzheimer’s workshop coming to Ventura The Alzheimer’s Association will present an educational workshop, "A Caregiver’s Workshop: Creating a Partnership with Your Doctor When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Illness," from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 4 at the Longterm Care Ombudsman Office, 2021 Sperry Ave., Ste. 35, Ventura. This workshop is informal, interactive and provides participants […]

Former Charger to Gonzaga

David Johnson, who played outfield for the Agoura Chargers baseball team and is presently playing at Los Angeles Pierce College, has committed to play baseball at Gonzaga University, a member of the West Coast Athletic Conference. Johnson was an All Western-State Conference Division selection last spring.

Rick Jarrett to sing this weekend at the Gold Coast Backlot Theater

Singer Rick Jarrett will perform at 8 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 31 and Fri., Feb. 1 and Sat., Feb. 2 in the Gold Coast Backlot Theater at the Gold Coast Center for the Arts, 1408 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Jarrett performed at the theater in December and has recently released a CD, "Back to Romance," featuring such songs […]

Give STTOP a go

Give STTOP a go We hope Ventura County authorities will consider joining L.A. County Sheriff’s Department STTOP (Sheriff’s Teen Traffic Offender Program). See story on page 1. STTOP encourages observers to call a hotline whenever they see bad driving by teenagers. A representative of the sheriff’s department soon contacts the registered owner of the vehicle (probably a parent) and explains […]

Calabasas Chamber making plans for February gala

Honoring the community and the people who make it special will be the theme of the "I Love Calabasas Awards and Recognition Dinner" on Mon., Feb. 25, sponsored by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. The black tie event begins at 6 p.m. at Calabasas Inn. Awards by the chamber will be given in three categories: Entrepreneur of the Year, Business […]

Westlake Hills sponsers blood drive

Westlake Hills sponsers blood drive The Community Outreach Committee of the Westlake Hills Elementary School is sponsoring a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 8 on the school campus at 3333 S. Medicine Bow Court, Westlake Village. The Red Cross requested the blood drive, held in response to the Sept. 11 tragedies, be scheduled during […]

AHS boys win

The Agoura boys’ soccer team evened its Marmonte League record to 3-3-1 and improved to 6-8-4 overall, when it defeated Royal, 4-0, in a game played at Agoura last week. Noah Lamarra scored two goals, Jeremy Daniel-Stock and Jake Michaels had one and goalkeeper Ryan George recorded his fourth shutout of the season, making six saves. Michaels also had an […]

Coffee shop to host local band performance

THEY CALL THEMSELVES ‘DR. JESUS’––A local inspirational modern rock band, "Dr. Jesus," is scheduled to perform outside Coffee Island in the Agoura Hills Mann Theatres shopping center from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. this Sat., Feb. 2 and later on Fri., Feb. 15. The performance is free of charge and the public is wecomed to attend. For more information, please […]

More ‘Take Your Acorn On Vacation’ Photos

More ‘Take Your Acorn On Vacation’ Photos Keep watching for more "Take Your Acorn on Vacation" photographs. We’ve got lots more to run. Remember that these photos were taken and submitted before late September last fall. Pictures taken more recently are going into a folder for next September’s deadline. All photographs should include people and scenery and depict a front […]