2006-09-21

Young artist wins big at Ventura County Fair



When most toddlers were chewing on their crayons, Sierra Chartier, now 9, was handling the waxy colored sticks with skill, drawing pictures of her favorite subject-animals. Sierra is an accomplished artist and she’s only in the fourth grade at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills. She was recently honored for her artistic ability at the Ventura County Fair, winning the […]

Young candidates sought for pageant



The 28th annual Miss Teenage California Scholarship Competition is seeking young women ages 13 through 19 for its annual state program. The 2007 event will be April 20 through 22 at the Radisson Hotel at the Los Angeles Airport. The winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship, $5,000 cash, wardrobe, laptop computer, color TV and many other prizes. The four […]

District’s music programs the best



I’ve been involved with the music community for over a decade and want to praise the Las Virgenes Unified School District music programs. In addition to the dedicated teachers, I appreciate every student who plays an instrument or sings, every parent who helps boost the program and every enthusiastic audience member. Developing a fine music program is a team effort […]

One Block From Westlake Lake



You are invited to come ave a look at this tasteully renovated townhome, ocated just one block from he lake in Westlake Vilage. This upgraded resience has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 aths, a 2-car garage, and early 2,000 square feet of heerful living space. Downstairs there’s a pacious living area with an elegant limestone fireplace for cozy evenings. The living room […]

History lesson



Fighting in the early years on behalf of the British, George Washington built Fort Necessity in the mid18th century to keep the French presence in check in the Ohio Valley. But a combined force of French soldiers and their native allies overwhelmed Fort Necessity on July 3, 1754, marking the start of the French and Indian War in the New […]

Before tragedy strikes, get house in order



Among the many consequences of 9/11 is a heightened awareness of the need for individual estate and financial planning. The tragic events of that day brought home both the unpredictability of life and the realization that many, perhaps most, people are woefully unprepared for a sudden disaster and the effects it can have on their families. While the chances of […]

Last Week’s Top Performers



Doug Shumway, QB, Agoura: Filling in for suspended Jordan Arias, Shumway completed 22-of35 passes for 236 yards and three scores in the Chargers’ comefrom-behind win over Camarillo. Oak Park offensive line: Paved the way for 200 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground during a 42-7 romp against Calabasas at home. Michael Streck-Woodard, RB/ DB, Westlake: Posted a teamhigh […]

Family fun at Scandinavian fair



TENTATIVE TOSS-Rebecka Thorsen, 12, of Oak Park throws her fragile cargo in the air during a traditional egg toss at the Scandinavian Fall Festival on Sept. 17 at Vasa Park in Agoura Hills. The event is held year to celebrate the Scandinavian culture.

School of Rock opens in Agoura Hills



Young aspiring rock and rollers receive more than just music lessons at the Paul Green School of Rock Music, which opened this month in Agoura Hills. Students receive a weekly 45minute lesson on their instrument of choice, from drums and guitar to keyboards, bass, even vocals, but all similarities to typical music lessons end there. Instructors at the school teach […]

Deplores Islamic ‘barbarism’



I would like to applaud the pope for having the courage to state the obvious at his own peril. I wish our politicians had the integrity to do the same. In a recent Acorn article, an Inman from the Islamic Center of Reseda trivialized the kidnapping of two Israelis and ignored the murder of eight others. I would like to […]


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