Agoura High students have plenty to cheer about

A WINNING PERFORMANCE—Agoura High School varsity cheerleaders celebrate their first place finish at the Dec. 20 California Interscholastic Federation State Championship in Carson. The girls scored their victory in the “small varsity” category, but it’s still a big win. The team cheerleaders are coached by Eileen McGrew.

Writers to meet

Gail Small, motivational speaker and author of the Joyful Living Series, will be the featured speaker at the Ventura County Writers Club’s meeting at 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 13 at Border’s bookstore, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Small will discuss motivational strategies for writers. Small is the author of five educational and parenting books and a contributor to […]

College presents Cold War drama

Organizers for the Year of Democracy at Moorpark College will host a performance of the Lee Blessing’s Cold War drama, “A Walk in the Woods,” at 6 p.m. Mon., in the campus’ Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Local actors John Loprieno and Jack McGee will star in the play, which was nominated for the Tony Award and the […]

These boys blasted their way to the top

POW—The Blast AYSO Region 4 Boys U12 soccer team players display their second place trophies from a championship game in November. Back row, from left: coach Kavoos Blourtchi, Rasa Blourtchi, Zach Barrett, Eric Kellenberger, Wesley Kinder, Anthony McDonough, Jake Garfinkel, Brandon Bock and coach Don Kinder. Front row: Noah Fischer, James Gebhard, George Holmes and Mitchell Buckley.

Political Cartoon

Owners move ahead with plans for sobriety house

Some neighbors opposed to Agoura facility

Agoura Hills officials are questioning whether the owners of a transitional living home for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts are abiding by the law. At a City Council meeting in December, about 20 residents from Mainmast Place in the Lake Lindero area urged City Council members to stop Charles and Lisa Knupp from using their home as a sober-living rehabilitation […]

Airborne’s health claims stopped cold

State attorneys in 33 states including California recently announced a landmark $7-million settlement with Airborne Inc. that forces the company to stop advertisements that “dramatically misrepresented” its dietary supplements as cold remedies. “Airborne dramatically misrepresented its products as cold remedies without any scientific evidence to back up its claims,” said California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. “Under this agreement, […]

Honor roll

•Philippe Edward Thompson of Calabasas recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Master of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. •Scholastic honor roll students have been announced for the fall term by Oregon State University, and Andrea Smith of Agoura Hills earned a B-plus, 3.5 grade point average. Smith is a freshman majoring in zoology.

Prepping for beauty pageant

Orientation for the Ventura County International Pageants will be from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Jan. 24 at the Courtyard Marriott, 1710 Newbury Road, Thousand Oaks. Contestants will compete in three age categories: Miss, ages 19 to 29; Teen, ages 13 to 18, and Junior Miss, ages 11 to 13. Areas of competition include interview, fun fashion wear, evening gown […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

THIS IS THE LIFE—Ben, Josh and Helen Matz of Agoura Hills enjoy the beach, The Acorn and smoothies while visiting Costa Rica. TROPIC THUNDER—The Ghovanio family of Agoura HIlls visits Maui, Hawaii during the Thanksgiving holiday. They brought The Acorn along to stay up-to-date with the local news. THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN—Three Oak Park families—the Kebas, the Hunts and […]

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