2009-12-03

2009-12-03 E-Edition

Take Your Acorn on Vacation



Local pool closing not acceptable



The closing of the Calabasas and Agoura aquatic programs is unacceptable. If water polo and swim are cut, then every other sport should be cut as well. This is like saying that water polo and swim are the least important sports and that’s why they should be cut ahead of the football, basketball and soccer teams. If the programs are […]

Pushing Buttons



“Projection always hides a feeling you don’t want to look at. If you examine any negative trait you insist is present in another person, you will find that same trait hiding in yourself. The more you deny this trait, the more strongly you will have to project it.” —Dr. Deepak Chopra It’s really quite amazing how our teachers show up […]

Taylor Messina scholarship started



Donations are being sought for a scholarship fund established in memory of Taylor Messina, a 15-year-old Oak Park High School student and setter on the volleyball team who passed away in July, four and a half months after being diagnosed with metastatic midline carcinoma. The Taylor Messina Butterfly Award will be given to one graduating senior from the Oak Park […]

Wellness Community boutique this weekend



The Wellness Community will host its annual holiday boutique from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Dec. 5 and 6 at the North Ranch Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura’s local programs of support and education for people with cancer and their families. Vendors and artisans […]

Warriors looking to stick a fork in St. Bonnie

Westlake draws Seraphs in pigskin semis; O.C. faces Cathedral

The stage is set for some sensational semifinal action in the CIF-Southern Section high school football playoffs. All four top seeds remain alive in the CIF-SS Northern Division bracket. Third-seeded Westlake plays host to second-seeded St. Bonaventure on Friday night, while Moorpark travels to topseeded Valencia for a Saturday evening affair. Both games kick off at 7 p.m. According to […]

Keep aquatics program afloat



I believe the Agoura High School and Calabasas High School pool closures should be taken off the list of cuts until alternatives can be explored. I can understand trimming a sports program in these tough financial times or looking for other sources of funding, but to ask a single group of student-athletes to bear the brunt of the burden with […]

Cal Lutheran to celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa



California Lutheran University will host two special observances in December. Both are open to the community. •CLU’s annual Kwanzaa celebration will feature a student-led ceremony and performances by the NAACP Saturday School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 in Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at Olsen Road and Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks. […]

Students’ turkey trot helps charity



FOR A GOOD CAUSE— Above, students from Oak View High School in Oak Park join parents and staff members for a walk along the duck pond at Oak Canyon Park during the school’s Turkey Walk fundraiser on Nov. 25. Below, the students present a check for $2,500 to the Westlake Village Jr. Women’s Club to help the local nonprofit organization […]


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