2009-11-12

High school tennis programs vying for CIF glory



Dave Assorson knows a little something about winning a section tennis championship. In June, Assorson coached the Thousand Oaks High boys’ team to a CIF-Southern Section Division I title, the school’s first section crown in tennis. Five months later, Assorson is back in the playoffs, this time with the Lancer girls’ squad. “It’s a tough assignment,” Assorson said. “We don’t […]

Spots shed light on global warming



According to the U.S. National Climate Data Center 2008, temperatures in the USA are below the 115year average for most of the country. U.S. summer temperatures were cooler than average and were the 34th coolest since 1895. Global temperatures for June 2009 were only .001 deg. C above the 30-year average and cooler than 1979. July and August temperatures were up, due […]

Meditation and more at center



The Center for Spiritual Living, Westlake Village at 880 Hampshire Road, Stes. V and W, presents the following programs and services. For information on any event, email csl@cslwestlake.org or visit www.cslwestlake.org. Every Sunday is a “prayerful guided meditation” from 9:30 to 9:50 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life service with Dr. Maureen Hoyt at 10 a.m. Children and teen […]

Saturday fundraiser to help Oak Park athletic boosters



WRAP IT UP— Oak Park High School athletic trainer Brenda Pasqua assists an Eagle athlete. To help fund the school’s sports medicine program, athletic equipment and facilities, the OPHS Athletic Boosters Club is hosting a comedy night fundraiser Nov. 14 at The Canyon in Agoura Hills. Fritz Coleman and Dennis Blair will appear. Call (818) 707-4219 for information or visit […]

Boy Scouts collect goods for Santa’s food drive

Drop-offs in Calabasas, Agoura and Westlake

The Boy Scouts are collecting canned goods, toiletries and non-perishable food items for the annual Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond food drive. Residents can drop off donations on Sat., Nov. 14 at the following locations: Westlake Village Albertsons from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Calabasas Albertsons from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Agoura Hills Ralphs from 9 a.m. to […]

New football Hall of Fame at Westlake like a stroll down memory lane



Memories were stashed in boxes at Westlake High and Jim Benkert’s home for years and years. Those memories will now see daylight. The Kevin Hames Memorial Westlake Football Hall of Fame will open to the public during Friday’s home football game against Moorpark. The regularseason finale is for the Marmonte League championship. “Now I have a place to put everything,” […]

Democratic Party hasn’t delivered



I voted for “change” but I got “chump change” and I’m “mad as hell” about it. Those who believe “hope” is a viable substitute for being educated about what is actually going on, particularly in the banking industry, keep saying “Obama needs more time, it’s only his first year,” etc. This is like saying “if we just allow the patient […]

Methodists host boutique



“The Magic of Christmas” Holiday Boutique will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. A special preview “Girl’s Night Out” will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 13. With a $5 donation, preview attendees will receive complimentary refreshments, entertainment and door prizes. The boutique […]

Clinic will teach preparedness



The emergency preparedness team for Living Oaks Community Church will host a training seminar for people in the community from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 14 at the church, 1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park. The topic will be “Creating an Emergency Food Plan and Supplies.” Attendees will receive training and instruction on how to assemble seven days of […]

T.O. Farmers’ Market will close for holiday season



The Thousand Oaks Farmers’ Market has announced its holiday schedule for the upcoming season. The market will be closed from Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, through Dec. 31 and will reopen on Thurs., Jan. 7, 2010. The market runs from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the east end parking lot of The Oaks mall at Wilbur Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. […]


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