2009-10-01

Let the senior games begin



READY TO ROLL— Westlake Village resident Fred Markle recites the Senior Olympic pledge to officially kick off the Moorpark Senior Olympics at the Moorpark Active Adult Center on Sept. 16.

Foxfield Jumping Derby this weekend



The 30th annual Foxfield Jumping Derby will be Sat. and Sun., Oct. 3 and 4 at Foxfield Riding School, 1250 E. Potrero Road, Westlake Village. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. are the Foxfield Medal Finals. Sunday at 9 a.m. will be the $1,500 Calabasas Saddlery Junior/Amateur Jumping Derby. At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday will be the $4,999 […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Thousand Oaks Lancers (1-2) at Westlake Warriors (3-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

This Marmonte League opener couldn’t be any more exciting—unless Tom Cruise glided onto midfield in a parachute just before the opening kickoff and announced the starting lineups. It’s Westlake vs. Thousand Oaks, crosstown rivals separated by roughly eight miles of asphalt. “Everything’s on the line,” said Andy Flores, Westlake’s offensive line coach. “Records get thrown out the window.” The Warriors […]

Technology plan good for schools



Recently, my husband and I had the privilege of attending our son’s Back to School Night at Agoura High School. We were impressed with the caring natures of the teachers at Agoura High and were also blown away by the high quality of the curriculum and the teachers’ accessibility through websites and e-mail. The district’s newly released technology strategy has […]

Yerba Buena school in full swing



TOP BRASS— Christina Desiderio, the new principal at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills, doubles up as a crossing guard on most mornings. Here, she gives first-grader Ryan Winders a helping hand crossing the street. Desiderio is the former assistant principal at Lindero Canyon Middle School. Yerba Buena opened 40 years ago next to Lindero, but moved onto its […]

Led Zeppelin tribute band coming to T.O.



WHOLE LOTTA LOVE— Heartbreaker, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, will perform at the Fred Kavli Theatre at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30. The retrospective musical journey to the ‘70s will feature Zeppelin’s major hits, including “The Rain Song,” “Over the Hills and Far Away” and “Stairway to Heaven.” For information, call the box office at (805) 449-2787 or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

Behind the wheel: Driving tips to protect the environment



It doesn’t matter if a car is new or old, big or small, driving technique and proper vehicle maintenance go a long way toward protecting the environment.  By following five simple steps, motorists can improve gas mileage, which will also save money at the pump. •Drive green. How one drives has a lot to do with fuel economy. Avoid sudden […]

Delrahim opens auto detailing service



NEW BUSINESS— Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber introduces David Delrahim, owner of the new Lavaggio auto detailing center in Agoura. Built on a difficult hillside parcel at Reyes Adobe Road and Canwood Street, the high-end auto detail shop took more than a decade for approval and construction due to environmental and other contraints. Delrahim also owns the Agoura Hills Car […]

Weekend schedule



Agoura at Royal Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas at Moorpark Friday, 7 p.m. Viewpoint at Sage Hill Friday, 7 p.m. Oaks Christian at Venice Friday, 7 p.m. 29 Palms at Oak Park Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Tech czar is a good idea



As educators, we are charged with preparing today’s children to enter into a world that few of us fully understand ourselves. The educational community needs to constantly be updating not only what it teaches, but how it teaches. About a year ago, with funding provided by Las Virgenes Education Foundation and donations, the Las Virgenes school district contracted Neil Ticktin’s […]


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