An immovable object

Gridiron impact report: Oaks Christian Lions

Erik Kohler is a big man. Big hands, big legs, big arms, big pectorals and big hair—Oaks Christian’s 6-foot-5, 285-pound left tackle is the total package on a football field. And Kohler has plenty of skills to complement his superior physical attributes. “People are very much aware of his size, but he’s also very athletic,” said OCHS offensive and defensive […]

Food for thought

This is to remind the good people of Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills as they enjoy their summer that there are neighbors who are struggling, particularly now, to feed their families. The downturn in the economy plus the historically low donations during summer months have really strained the resources of this little house of help. When […]

Baptists help pass tobacco law

Landmark legislation approved June 11 by the Senate gives the Food and Drug Administration authority to effectively regulate the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco products. Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, National Ministries’ national coordinator of Public and Social Advocacy of the American Baptist Church, was involved in introducing the legislation to Congress earlier this year through his involvement with “Faith United Against […]

Is the book closed on school librarians?

School libraries are undergoing a transformation in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Six teacher-librarian jobs have metamorphosed into three media specialist jobs for next year, in part to save money due to state budget cuts. Dan Stepenosky, LVUSD assistant superintendent of personnel, said the positions were based upon “a hybrid of skills and services that were previously performed by […]

Gaines nominated for Fernando Award

Life-changing experience for local ballplayers at Maccabiah Games

Team USA steamrolls to a gold medal

Israel is the Land of Milk and Honey. The Holy Land. The Promised Land. For the USA baseball team, it’s also the land of gold medals. Fielding a roster packed with Marmonte League players, Team USA won the gold medal at the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel in July. The Maccabiah Games, which features 9,000 Jewish athletes from 60 countries, […]

Benefit guests enjoy garden of eatin’

Unitarian flea market to benefit congregation

Conejo Valley Unitarian Uni- versalist Fellowship will host a flea market and live acoustic music jam from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 8 in the church parking lot at 3331 Old Conejo Road in the Songbird Office Park, Newbury Park. The flea market will offer craft items and used furniture, clothing, household goods and jewelry. There will be […]

Local man makes big sounds with harmonica

Bernie Fields makes big sounds come out of his tiny harmonica. For more than five decades the Oak Park resident has played the instrument professionally in symphonies, jazz bands, movie and television soundtracks, on artist recordings and as a cruise ship performer. On his harmonica, the 68-year-old can emulate sounds made by a flute, violin, muted trumpet or accordion. “A […]

Berk in stock

The AgouraOak Park Chamber of Commerce will host a grand opening and reception at Berks Outdoor Furniture at the Agoura Design Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 13 at 28505 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Cisco’s restaurant will cater the event. For more information, call (818) 991-7447. Quest for perfect jewel ends here Jewels Quest at 2920 E. Thousand […]