2006-11-23

Giving thanks through song



ARTIST-Angelica Grim yodels her heart out during a recent appearance by the Pacific Ocean Bluegrass Band at Gateway Church in Agoura Hills. Angelica is the California Bluegrass Association’s Teen Ambassador and a rising star in the world of bluegrass music. The church at 29646 Agoura Road prides itself in presenting entertaining acts, and has a Thanksgiving service tonight at 7 […]

Moorpark College Foundation receives scholarship money for nursing students



The Los Robles Medical Staff organization has donated $10,000 to the Moorpark College Foundation to be used for scholarships for Moorpark College nursing students. Dr. Barry Statner, treasurer of the Los Robles Medical Staff organization, facilitated the donation. The money will fund 10, $1,000 awards which cover tuition and fees for students who show evidence of financial need. The organization […]

Couple celebrates 73 years together



LOVEBIRDS-Michael and Mary Fichera will mark their 73rd anniversary on Dec. 17. The Westlake residents have two children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The couple came to California from the Bronx, N.Y. in 1948. Congratulations to you all.

Deck out as Agoura High’s baseball coach

He accepts job at Westmont College

Scott Deck has resigned as head baseball coach at Agoura High. Deck, who led the Chargers to the CIFSouthern Section Division I championship game last season, has accepted the head coaching position at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Westmont is an NAIA program. “My dream has always been to be at a small college,” Deck, 32, said. “I always wanted […]

Village Voices Chorale to perform holiday concert



The Village Voices Chorale will present “Harmonies of Hope” at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 8 and 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The concert, a musical journey of holiday songs from around the world, will be directed by Gloria Hilliard. The chorale will be […]

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Let's eat

Let’s eat This Thanksgiving, my family is getting together to feast. Now, most families do that. But this is the first time my younger brother will be joining us in many years. He’s lived out of state, and it’s been too expensive to fly out. But this year, he’s making the trip. And that means one thing: lots of eating. […]

Voters upset by Oak Park election problems



With thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still being counted by Ventura County more than two weeks after Election Day, concern continues over the voting process in Oak Park. Although 30 minutes remained before the Nov. 7 polls closed, one precinct reportedly ran out of ballots as about 50 voters stood waiting in line. Many voters became discouraged and decided […]

Turkey talk trivia



In mid-November, the most popular of American fowl is the domestic turkey. Here are some interesting facts about the bird and Thanksgiving Day: +The turkey originated in North and Central America, possibly more than 10 million years ago, and is the only breed of poultry native to the Western Hemisphere. +Native Americans hunted turkey as early as 1,000 years ago. […]

Rabbi’s daughter engaged



Rochel Bryski, daughter of Rabbi Moshe and Matty Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo, announced her engagement this week to Rabbi Eli Laber. There will be an open house engagement party from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tues., Nov. 28 at the Chabad Center, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Friends, acquaintances, students and congregants are invited to attend. E-mail […]

Good news, bad news for Oaks Christian



RECORD BREAKER-Oaks Christian quarterback Jimmy Clausen launches a pass during last weekend’s 70-9 victory over St. Bernard in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division playoffs. Clausen broke California’s career record for touchdown passes during the contest. He now has 134 scoring tosses. In other news, OCHS senior running back Marc Tyler suffered a broken leg in the […]


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