2009-11-25

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Club takes home huge trophy



HANDFUL— The sixth-grade travel team from Westlake National Junior Basketball won first place in its division at the Swoosh Tournament held at the UC Santa Barbara Thunderdome. Team members are Brandon Jacobs, Cole Palka, David Serge, Dillon Dirksen, Jake Oatey, Vinny Corso, Charlie Griffin, Matthew Elbaum, Milana Kazmer, Niccolo Posarelli and Reece Chodorow. The team is coached by Bob Jacobs […]

Make sure fireplace, heater are safe for winter use



The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. Soon it will be time to light the furnace for the winter and start having fires in the fireplace. Before heating the home, check the heater and fireplace to make sure they are safe to use. “Malfunctioning heaters and fireplaces are common causes for house fires,” said Capt. Ron […]

By the inch



“The Japanese philosophy of kaizen emphasizes that busi ness gets better a little bit at a time. Progress is made in small, seemingly insignificant incre ments. This outlook can help any individual or company who wants to move forward.” —Dr. Barton Goldsmith When I first read the above quote in Barton Goldsmith’s great new book, “Emotional Fitness at Work: 6 […]

Westlake Women host sheriff’s candidates



The Westlake Village Republican Women Federated will host a holiday luncheon at 11 a.m. on Wed., Dec. 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The special guests will be Ventura County sheriff’s candidates Geoff Dean and Dennis Carpenter. The club will install the new 2010 executive board. The event will also include holiday centerpieces, boutiques and drawings for […]

Oak Park basketball star returns



Sam Levine, a former Oak Park High School basketball star, is no longer taking the shots, but he’s still calling them. Levine has returned to the school as a coach. The Moorpark College student was recently hired to coach the freshman/sophomore boys’ basketball team. Levine graduated in June after four successful years in Oak Park’s basketball program. Levine was hired […]

Agoura’s Hultin claims first place



Area swimmers from Conejo Simi Aquatics excelled at the Buenaventura 40th annual David Graham Memorial Meet on the weekend of Nov. 7-8. Agoura High’s Shannyn Hultin, 16, received the high points award for girls 15-18. Kyle Berg, 14, a freshman at Royal, won the high points award for boys 13-14. Many other CSA competitors achieved new time standards for upcoming […]

Heart Walk raises $80,000 for association

Money will fund research, education

The American Heart Association’s 2009 Start! Ventura County Heart Walk on Sept. 19 raised nearly $80,000, making it one of the event’s most successful fundraising years to date. This year’s walk, hosted by the Simi Valley Town Center, drew a record-breaking 400 participants. Simi Valley Hospital provided heart health screenings at the walk and funded outreach to encourage community members […]

Church to present lectures on God and the mind



The Church of the Epiphany will present a two-part lecture series, “How God Changes Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Spiritual Experience,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Dec. 2 and 9 at the church, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. The lectures are based on the book “How God Changes Your Brain.” Leading the series is co-author Mark Waldman, a therapist […]

Agoura Hills City Calendar



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has announced upcoming programs. Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information or to register, call (818) 597-7361. •The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center turns into a teen center every first Friday night of the month from 7 to […]


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