2009-11-25

Bethlehem comes alive in Westlake



O LITTLE TOWN— Members and friends of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake reenact scenes from the first Christmas in the annual Bethlehem Experience, a free drive-through pageant. Bethlehem comes to life from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., and Sun., Dec. 12 and 13 at the church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. Visit the website www.gotoBethlehem.com

Oaks Christian athletes make college choices official



Oaks Christian senior swimmers Chase Bloch and Hayley Shillington have each signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in college. Bloch will attend University of Southern California, and Shillington will attend University of the Pacific. Both swimmers train with CLASS Aquatics. In football news, Lion senior defensive back Max Napolitano has committed to Yale, according to head coach Bill […]

Water being saved



So far so good for Oak Park water use. In October, residents used less water than the target amount, almost making up for being over September’s targeted use. We have only used 1 percent more water since July 1 than Metropolitan Water District’s mandatory goal for us. Congratulations! Now what do we have to do to stay on track for […]

Cemetery hosts memorial service



Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks– Griffin Mortuary will present its annual nondenominational holiday memorial service at 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6 in the chapel at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. There is no charge to attend. The program will feature special music and a candle lighting ceremony during which families can light a candle in honor of a deceased loved […]

Calabasas channel wins national excellence honors



CTV, the government access television channel for the city of Calabasas, was recently awarded first place in overall excellence for government programming at the National NATOA Government Programming Awards in New Orleans. The awards are presented annually and recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies from across the country. Categories cover a variety […]

Red Cross helps send cards to soldiers, sailors



The American Red Cross of Ventura County is participating in the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, which runs through Dec. 7. The chapter will distribute about 4,000 holiday cards to members of the military both locally and around the world. There are more than 8,000 active duty personnel at Naval Base Ventura County and more than 1,000 guard members reporting […]

Football squads storm into quarterfinal round

Warriors play at Hueneme, while Oaks Christian travels to Harvard-Westlake

Now it gets good. Real good. There are several tasty matchups on tap for Friday night’s quarterfinal round of the high school football playoffs. Of local interest, Camarillo travels to Moorpark in a top-billing battle of one-loss teams. A pair of unbeaten juggernauts, Oaks Christian and Westlake, hit the road, while Newbury Park plays host to powerhouse St. Bonaventure. Here’s […]

Neuropsychologist discusses testing



When a child’s problematic behavior interferes with school, friends or family life, a traditional evaluation from a school counselor or child psychologist may not be enough to determine the right course of action. According to Judy Wiener, an Agoura Hills-based psychologist, when problems with children become more pervasive or persist over a long period of time, a neuropsychological evaluation may […]

Three churches join in ecumenical Thanksgiving service



Three churches will host a Thanksgiving Eve ecumenical service at 7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 25 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Participating churches are St. Julie’s, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church of Thousand Oaks and King Of Glory Lutheran Church of Newbury Park. All three church choirs will perform together under the direction of Leanna Brand, […]

Reflections gallery opens at Sumac



Student artists abound in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. The breadth of student creativity was celebrated Nov. 18 at the inaugural “Reflections” Gallery Night at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The event was sponsored by the newly formed Las Virgenes Arts ParentFaculty Club. “Reflections” is a national program that encourages students to explore all forms of art. Students […]