2009-08-06

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 […]

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, […]

Solid summer season for AHS varsity baseball team

Chargers finish second in VIBL

It’s been one heck of a summer for head coach Dennis Reitz and the Agoura High varsity baseball team. The Chargers completed the Valley Invitational Baseball League season with an 185 overall record and made the final of the 31-team VIBL playoffs. During the postseason, Agoura took down Burroughs, Alemany, Chatsworth and Newbury Park before being upended in last weekend’s […]

Swimming sign-ups at CLU



Conejo Simi Aquatics will hold open registration for the 2009-10 season. CSA offers swim programs for every level, from novice to masters. Registration takes place at CLU’s Samuelson Aquatics Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, 4, 9 and 11. Swimmers wishing to be evaluated should bring goggles, a towel and proof of age. Call […]

Big laughs for the little guy



Summer theater group will present ‘Grease’

42 local children to perform

Kids Acting OutWest Summer Theater Camp presents “Grease School Version” at Adventist Academy, 180 Academy Road, Newbury Park. The performance at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 6, is free. The show at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 7, is $7 general admission. This is a Conejo Valleybased children’s performing arts summer camp. The production has a cast of 42 children from the Thousand Oaks, […]

Acorn Bits

Honor roll

Andrew Frangos of Agoura Hills was named to thedean’sli stforthe spring 2009 semester at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He is enrolled in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The dean’s list students must be enrolled full time and earn a grade point average of 3.6 or above.

Students perform in summer jazz festival



Calabasas High School incoming juniors Max Gaspin and Nicholas Latman recently performed in the grand finale concert of the Pre-College Summer Jazz Institute at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. The Calabasas students were among the nearly 60 high school jazz musicians from across the country to participate in the two-week residential program. The students played a grand finale concert for […]

Local students advance science with Amgen

Scholars chosen from 4,000 applicants

Three local students joined 25 other Southern California students doing hands-on science research projects at premier universities as part of the Amgen Scholars program. •Chantalle Le from Thousand Oaks is participating at Howard University. She is interested in a biotechnology career. She was a member of Westlake High School’s Advanced Anatomy class and president of the National Honor Society. She […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A $500 car stereo was stolen from a car parked in the 5400 block of Lake Crest July 22. Someone stole a jar containing $10 worth of coins from a home in the 5400 block of Cedarhaven July 22. A peson stole a package containing a pair of $120 receivers from the doorstep of a home in the […]