Other local football matchups

Newbury Park (7-2) at Thousand Oaks (5-4) Outlook: Sure, third place in the final Marmonte League standing is at stake, as is a slightly better postseason seeding. But let’s be honest here, folks, this rivalry game is all about bragging rights, be it now or 15 years down the line. Top-level talent is on display. Newbury Park tailback Cameron Roberson […]

Fear tactics let to cell tower’s defeat

Taking a page from the politics of fear playbook, opponents to the Lindero Canyon Middle School cell tower have illustrated how effective scare tactics and misinformation can be.  The notion that placing a cell tower in close proximity to a school would be harmful to students is tantamount to saying that exhaust fumes from cars in the drop-off lane are […]

County picks new Agoura Hills librarian

Hiring freeze keeps plans in flux

Elaine Adler, a 34-year veteran with the Los Angeles Public Library system, will become the new librarian in Agoura Hills in place of Raya Sagi, who retired. Adler is the regional use services coordinator for 14 libraries and four bookmobiles in northern Los Angeles County. Her territory covers libraries from the San Fernando valley to Valencia. Because she often filled […]

One-third of students out-of-district

Attendance bolsters Oak Park finances

Any student who does not live in Oak Park but wants to attend classes in the school district next fall must apply for a permit by Dec. 31, school officials said. The end-of-the-year deadline is one of the requirements of the District of Choice law, a state law that allows children to attend the public school of their preference without […]

Serving in Uniform

•Garrett W. Knipers graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. Cadets in their junior and senior year of college must complete the leadership development course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, […]

Last week’s top performers

Dallas Clayton, RB, Westlake: The Chicago native, in his first year at Westlake, rushed eight times for 113 yards and a pair of scores as the Warriors pummeled Simi Valley, 56-13. Shane Bick, WR/DB, Calabasas: CHS’ junior wideout caught five passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns against Newbury Park in Week 9. Daniel Schlorf, P/WR, Agoura: Schlorf, a senior, […]

Terrorism or not?

The shooting at Fort Hood, Texas was a display of one of the most horrible massacres this country has ever seen. My only thoughts are what effect this event has caused for the families of those civilians and soldiers that were murdered. Although I know this wasn’t a direct attack from Islam, as the gunman was an American citizen, it […]

Oak Park boy aims for excellence in shooting

ON TARGET— Oak Park High School freshman Christopher Claxton, above right, hit the mark when competing in the Sporting Clays National Championship in San Antonio, Texas. He earned the National Championship in “A” Class and had the highest overall score in “AA” to “E” class out of 1,119 entrants. He also placed third overall in the Sub Junior category, competing […]

County tax collector leaving

Ventura County Treasurer-tax collector Larry Matheney announced he will not run for reelection. Matheney took office in 2002 after being appointed by the board of supervisors to fill the unexpired term of Harold S. Pittman. The filing period for candidates will open the week of Feb. 15, 2010 and the primary election will be June 8.

Edison informs residents about solar program

Southern California Edison will present a free, nontechnical session for residential customers about the California Solar Initiative program and the incentives it offers to homeowners who “go solar.” The program will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 12 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Customers will learn about solar energy basics, the benefits […]