2009-12-17

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Calabasas hoops teams a source of school pride

Coyote boys off to a fast start while girls look like a postseason contender

Many sports teams at Calabasas High struggle. That’s not the case with the Coyote boys’ and girls’ basketball squads. Both programs are enjoying fast starts, and they want to continue the on-court success into the Marmonte League regular season and beyond. Here’s a closer look at both teams: Boys The Coyotes are sick of looking up at Thousand Oaks and […]

Wants local cops to shape up



When I was growing up I wanted to be a cop because I thought I could be helpful. It didn’t turn out that way.  Having moved from the Midwest in 2001 I immediately saw a huge difference in police personnel attitudes here in California. Not all cops have a foul attitude, but the majority that I have witnessed in our community […]

Local teen to star in ‘The Nutcracker’



The Pacific Festival Ballet, resident ballet company of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, celebrates the 16th anniversary of its performance of “The Nutcracker”—which includes snow falling on the audience—at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 19 and 2 and 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 20 at the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tina LeBlanc, formerly with San […]

Rain opens up local hiking possibilities



The rain has arrived and with it comes an end to the drought-ridden landscape. The Santa Monica Mountains, the world’s largest urban national park, took in every drop that Mother Nature uncorked last week and is already showing signs of active plant growth. Plant life isn’t the only thing that benefits from the rain. Sycamore Falls, a waterfall in the […]

CIF honors volleyball, polo players



Area athletes were selected to All-CIF Southern Section teams in girls’ volleyball and boys’ water polo. Madeline Rumer, a senior middle blocker for La Reina’s volleyball team, earned a first-team spot on the Division 2 squad, as selected by the Girls’ Volleyball Coaches’ Selection Committee. Teammate Katherine Workman made the second team, along with Oak Park’s Rachel Gam and Kim […]

Is global warming just lots of hot air?



The purpose of this letter is not to trash Mr. Jean-Pierre Williams and his letter of Nov. 12 about sunspots and global warming. As I read Mr. Williams’ well-written letter it reminded me of myself accepting others’ viewpoints regarding something I know nothing about without doing my own research to arrive at my own conclusions. About a year ago I […]

Christmas readers theater



The Arts at St. Patrick’s Performing Arts Ministry presents “Christmas in Prose and Poem” as a fundraiser for Manna of the Conejo Valley from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 20 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. The program consists of readings, poems and recitations in celebration of the nativity. Admission is a suggested donation of […]

Hollywood comes to Agoura



Early decision applications up



Despite the continuing uncertainty about the economy, early decision applications have increased at a number of schools this year. Perhaps the uncertainty is what leads some students to commit to a college early, because when so many things are unpredictable, it’s a relief to know where you’ll be next year. Students who are admitted early decision can relax and enjoy […]


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