2009-12-10

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Furyk finds his rhythm

Veteran golfer wins Chevron World Challenge

Jim Furyk had more than a million reasons to smile following Sunday’s final round of the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. The Pennsylvania-born sharpshooter fired his second consecutive round of 67 to win the annual local showcase by one stroke over Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell. Furyk, who pocketed a hefty $1.35-million first-place check, posted a […]

Teacher Borgquist much appreciated



I am a WWII veteran and have had the great pleasure of knowing A. E. Wright teacher Art Borgquist for over 30 years. Always pleasant and looking out for the other guy. Over the years we have been in contact and each year we receive an invitation to Art’s Veterans Day program. The purpose of my writing is to both […]

Brad Johnson starts new church in Calabasas



Conejo Valley minister Brad Johnson has launched a new church, Life Change Community Church, in Calabasas. Hishopeistocreataaworship community “where spiritual process is honored and authenticity is allowed,” according to a release by the church. Johnson previously served as the teaching pastor at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village until his resignation in 2007. He has advanced degrees in religion-related disciplines, […]

Santa Comes to Agoura, delivering goodies



Holiday fundraiser at The Nature of Wildworks



The Nature of Wildworks presents a reading of Truman Capote’s Christmas classic, “A Christmas Memory,” at 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 16 at the Topanga Community House, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. The reading features Harry Hart-Browne and Flo Lawrence, with a special appearance by the Wildworks Wildlife Ambassadors. Bob Burris, Mike Martsolf, Devitt Feeley and Mollie Hogan will provide live […]

Coyotes chase down first-place prize



ON THE PROWL— The U-11 Coyote baseball team clobbered the competition in Oxnard and emerged as champions in one of its first tournaments as a new team. The squad consists of boys from Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Agoura and Simi Valley. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Daniel Redell, Sean Woods, Max Kratochvil, Steven Taylor, Tommy Redell and Ronny […]

On global warming



I read with interest Mr. William’s letter, “Sun spots vs. global warming” in the Nov. 25 Acorn . Williams is correct in that CO2 has an insulating effect and reduces the amount of heat the earth can re-radiate back into space. Where we differ in opinion is in the degree to which the earth has the ability to re-radiate heat […]

Hanukkah family festival



Janss Marketplace and the Thousand Oaks Chabad Jewish Center will host a Hanukkah Family Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 14 at the shopping center, Hillcrest Drive at Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The traditional Jewish holiday event will feature the lighting of an 18-foot menorah at 6 p.m. The event will have live music, hot latkes, face painting, […]

Alternative kindergarten program thriving



Oak Park’s Discovery Kindergarten students are growing a “kinder garden” as part of the science curriculum. The children recently planted daffodil bulbs and plan to plant sunflowers, fruits and vegetables in the spring. The garden symbolizes the children’s growth and development in the new district program. “We just had parent-teacher conferences, and one of the things that we found ourselves […]


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