2008-12-18

Oak Park grad helps African orphanage



For African children orphaned as a result of the rampant spread of AIDS, Mama Faraji has been a godsend. Faraji runs the Tuleeni Orphanage in Tanzania, an east African country facing the Indian Ocean. Jackie Weiss, an Oak Park High School graduate, wants to help Faraji provide a home and education for more children than she’s able to do now. […]

Fixin’ this football mess



I throw my shoes at you, CIFSouthern Section. Last Friday night at Moorpark High, thousands watched the Musketeer football team host St. Bonaventure in the CIF-SS Northern Division title game. With the mighty Seraphs in total control, the game was over by halftime, so I had a wonderful opportunity to sit and ponder life, liberty and the pursuit of a […]

Visit Ventura Harbor during holidays



The Ventura Harbor Village has announced its holiday schedule. •”California Sleigh Ride” boat rentals are available at 6 and 8 p.m. every night in December. To make a reservation, call (805) 642-7753. •The Harbor Village and Artisan Store will feature an Artful Holiday and Small Image Show including paintings, photographs, sculptures and jewelry by local artists. Proceeds from ornament sales […]

Construction during a recession not very wise



Mayor Denis Weber, the Agoura Hills City Council and Amy Brink, community services director for the city of Agoura Hills, are determined to build a new 17,000squarefoot recreational center for the city. Forest Cove Park has been chosen as the No. 1 site to build on. Amy Brink submitted an architectural rendering of the structure to the council on Oct. […]

Get flu vaccination early



Getting a vaccination early in the flu season can help protect family and community against the potentially dangerous effects of the flu. Roughly 5 percent to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 200,000 are hospitalized annually due to flurelated complications. Additionally, the very young, […]

Attention shoppers: Cool sports gifts still available locally



The economy is in shambles, but many still long to make this the hap, hap, happiest holiday season since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny friggin’ Kaye. Problem is, with only a few shopping days remaining until Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or what-have-you, people are rapidly running out of hours to pick the perfect present. Or maybe everyone has already found […]

O Christmas tree



Real Christmas trees offer so much more than artificial trees. Real Christmas trees come with an aroma that sets the mood for the holiday season. Artificial trees smell like packing tape. A real Christmas tree comes with the experience of picking one out. Choosing a fake plastic tree off the shelf on aisle five next to the fake tan spray […]

Council member seeks input from the public



I would like to respond to the anonymous flier circulating in the neighborhoods around Forest Cove Park pertaining to the upper park area being considered as a possible site for the future relocation of our community center. Contrary to the statement in this flier that this future project has some personal significance to me, the study conducted by CWA Inc. […]

Americans caught napping when polled



For those who are not getting enough sleep, they have lots of company. According to a new survey by SleepBetter.org and conducted by independent research firm Yankelovich, three of four Americans are tossing and turning at night and not getting the sleep they need. What’s more, Americans may be nodding off when it comes to separating sleep facts from sleep […]

Agoura Thunder knocks one out of the park



SLUGGERS—The Agoura Thunder U-10 baseball team went undefeated in winning its division at the West Hills Turkey Bash. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Nick Juels, Myles Engelhart, bat boy Joey Elbaum and Jonathon DeLuca. Middle row: Jack Blaznek, Seth Stone, Mitchell Sack, Kyle Thoegersen, Max Kratochvil, Adam Kerner and Matthew Elbaum. Back row: Coach John DeLuca, coach […]


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