2009-10-22

Athletes excel at Maccabee Games



Several Calabasas High student-athletes earned medals at the Maccabee Games. Lauren Barash and Niki Freed nabbed medals for swimming at San Antonio. Barash won a gold medal, while Freed snagged bronze. Jessica Goldman and Lauren Goss earned bronze medals playing volleyball at San Francisco. Tennis player Samantha Wilkin claimed a bronze medal in girls’ singles at San Antonio. The Maccabee […]

To tell the truth



In response to President Obama’s statement that healthcare reforms “would not apply to those who are here illegally,” Rep. Wilson shouted “You lie!” Although inappropriate, it highlighted a legitimate question: Would illegals receive government benefits under the reforms proposed as of the president’s speech? Of course they would. Action speaks louder than words. Regardless of what these bills say, if […]

Halloween is right around the corner



SOUND EFFECTS— Westlake Village resident Ben Kern, 11, a Colina Middle School sixth-grade student, claps his hands to make a clown play peek-a-boo at the Confetti Halloween Store in the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks last Sunday. Confetti is back for its 26th year. This year the store, which has tripled in size, features 12 theme rooms. Confetti occupies a […]

Violators sent to the dump



Calabasas residents must use the city’s franchised disposal company for all waste hauling within city limits, according to a new ordinance approved by the City Council last week. Unauthorized containers will be confiscated. There have been at least 30 documented cases of unauthorized haulers operating in the city in the past six months, environmental services assistant Daniel Pakau said. “Since […]

Dogs to dress up for Bow Wow Ween



Much Love Animal Rescue, a nonprofit, no-kill organization which finds homes for unwanted pets, will host the sixth annual Bow Wow Ween from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 31 at the Topanga Community Club, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. The event will have 60 merchant booths, 20 local food vendors, children’s activities, games, a celebrity-judged canine costume contest […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Oct. 23: Homecoming football game/4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24: Homecoming dance/gym/8 p.m. Mon., Oct. 26: Reflections art contest entries due/3 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Oct. 23: ASB mixer-backup date/10 a.m. Auto shop testing/11:05 a.m. National Honor Society meeting/12:05 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24: ACT test/7 a.m. Saturday school tutoring/8 a.m. Fall drama festival/8 p.m. Mon., Oct. 26: Calendar […]

Stein of the times



I would like to encourage everyone to come out and vote on Nov. 3. I would also like to encourage everyone to vote for Lesli Stein. I have known Lesli for the last 10 years, having worked with her as a PFC co-president at Agoura High School. I have never known anyone to be so committed and so passionate about […]

Club Chaparral offers enrichment for children after classes end



Club Chaparral, the new after-school program at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas for K-5 students, is off to a strong start, with more than 50 members to date. The broad-based enrichment program, administered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes, is run by branch di- rector Anne Lee and her assistant, Brieann DeMaio. “Since the club’s […]

Oak Park’s Panec in race for Congress



Marie Panec of Oak Park has announced she will run for United States Congress in the 24th Congressional District, which includes most of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Panec, 55, a Moorpark College biology professor and Oak Park Unified School District board member, is seeking the Democratic nomination in the June 2010 primary election. If Panec wins the primary she […]

Pierce Bros. names new general manager



Tamara Eacker has been named the new general manager of Pierce Brothers Valley OaksGriffin Memorial Park, Mortuary and Crematory in Westlake Village. Eacker has 20 years of experience with Dignity Memorial. Pierce Brothers is part of the Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,600 providers across North America. Eacker was instrumental in bringing The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a three-quarterscale […]


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