Agoura a strong contender for Marmonte girls’ hoops title

The Chargers were born to run ‘n’ gun. Agoura High’s girls’ basketball team wrapped up Tuesday’s practice with—you guessed it— plenty of running and shooting. “Actually, (Monday) was a running practice,” said senior Brittany Oster. “We’re always moving.” The Chargers took time to slow down, just for a few minutes between big gasps of air, to talk about the upcoming […]

Pooled resources

We received word that the LVUSD board will vote on Dec. 8 to close the swimming pools at Agoura and Calabasas High Schools. This is devastating news for the community. We appreciate the budget constraints facing the district, however, we cannot imagine that there are no viable alternatives to these actions given the $95-million school budget. The expenses associated with […]

Advent vespers gets jazzy

Jazz vespers for Advent will be presented at 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6 at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. The public is invited. Vespers is an evening service of prayer, scripture, meditation and music. The Rev. Norm Freeman will perform jazz instrumental pieces on the vibraphone. Following the service, appetizers will be served. A […]

Special events mark celebration

Tonight’s 10-year anniversary party at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center at 27040 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas will kick off several special events for the community at large. The Friday Night Rock Show scheduled on Fri., Dec. 4, will feature The Harm, a band that played at the center a few years ago, said Annemarie Flaherty, executive director of […]

Sharing Christmas with soldiers

Anyone who would like to send a Christmas card to a recovering soldier may send their greetings to this address: A Recovering American Soldier, c/o Walter Reed Army Medi cal Center, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20307-5001.

Cross country teams make a statement at state meet

Oak Park’s Skiba finishes second in Division 3 girls’ race

On a cool, overcast day in Fresno, local runners brought their best against the best. Several locals had strong showings at the CIF State Cross Country Championships last Saturday at Woodward Park’s 5-kilometer course. The Royal High boys’ team and Oak Park’s Melissa Skiba came closest to winning titles, but no area team or individual finished on top. La Reina […]

In favor of school water sports

Due to the poor financial position of the state of California, the annual schools operating budget has decreased significantly and cuts must be made. But why cut the most successful athletic programs the school has? Over the past 10 years the aquatics program at AHS has won 18 varsity league titles, three CIF championships and was in the finals three […]

Priest leads spiritual retreat

The Rev. Jim Clarke at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo will present a free Advent Day of Recollection at from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. Clarke will use stories, analogies and metaphors to provide a “spiritual oasis” and help prepare participants for Christmas. The event will […]

Prior to dying, young Calabasas woman made a big difference

Veronica Pomeroy’s work continues despite her death in October 2008 at the age of 22 from complications due to cystic fibrosis. Members of her church, Westminster Presbyterian in Westlake Village, compiled nearly 300 holiday gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry brought to the church by Pomeroy in 1998. The giftwrapped boxes contain toys, candy, art and school supplies, […]

Studying overseas can be costly

Preston Keldgard signed onto Skype video chat at 8 p.m. at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Even after a long day of classes, the enthusiasm in his voice was apparent when he was asked to describe his studyabroad experience. For many California State University Channel Islands students like Keldgard, the chance to study abroad is highly anticipated despite the poor […]

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