League title in hand, Warriors look to step it up for the playoffs

Westlake hopes to use last year

By Stephen Dorman Special to The Acorn The Westlake girls’ basketball team has all the momentum it needs heading into the CIF Division II-AA playoffs next weekend. Now the challenge for the Warriors will be parlaying their results from the regular season into postseason play, where the competition is tougher and the margin for error diminishes. Prior to Wednesday’s match-up […]


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Agoura Hills

A purse, two digital cameras, a credit card, a wallet, a PDA and cash were stolen from a 2003 Ford Explorer parked in the 5000 block of Lewis Road between Jan. 28 and 29. The items were valued at $1,300. The driver side window was broken. Someone broke a car window in the 5000 block of Lewis Road between Jan. […]

Rabbi enjoys serving community

By Claire Vereczky Malis Special to The Acorn "My greatest challenge in life was preparing for the rabbinate and overcoming my fear of public speaking," said Rabbi Alan Greenbaum of Temple Adat Elohim, a Reform Jewish temple in Thousand Oaks with about 700 members. Greenbaum was an 18-year-old living in Venice Beach when he became "aware to follow rabbinate" after […]

Catholic women prayer brunch features Barry

Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic women, will have Father Mike Barry as guest speaker at its prayer brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 24 at Porter Valley Country Club, 19216 Singing Hills Drive, Northridge. Barry has led numerous retreats, conferences and workshops with a special emphasis on the process of inner healing. Tickets are $19 at the […]

St. Patrick’s School taking applications

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School is currently accepting student admissions applications for the 2005-06 school year. St. Patrick’s Episcopal School is a K-6 elementary school in Thousand Oaks. It is an outreach of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. The school has openings for students, and admission is open to all without regard to race or creed. The 2005-06 school year will mark […]

Celebrate Presidents’ Day at Reagan Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will host a Presidents’ Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon., Feb. 21 at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Activities will include children’s discovery areas with a large assortment of fun and educational activities for children; Thomas Jefferson, George Bush, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan presidential look-alikes mingling with the crowd; an Abigail […]

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