2009-12-17

Warriors left out of bowl picture



Two of the most thrilling postseason victories in school history couldn’t generate enough momentum to land the undefeated Westlake High football team an invitation to the CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games this weekend at Home Depot Center. The CIF-Southern Section Northern Division champion Warriors (14-0), one of 14 Southern California candidates eligible for the state’s Division II contest, were […]

Not made in USA



I just bought a laptop and chances are it was made in China. Wake up, Mitch Bohn, when was the last time you didn’t buy an item that wasn’t made in another country? Quality-for-quality a lot of products from those countries either match up or are better than products made here. I, for one, am a notorious shopper and will compare […]

Confused canine lovers aren’t sure where they can hike with their pets



A recent Acorn letter writer was dismayed to learn that her dog wasn’t permitted on the Point Mugu State Park wilderness trail. If it’s a wilderness, she wondered, why are people allowed to walk on the trail, but not animals? Depending on what type of land you’re on in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area (city, county, state or […]

Santa’s Last Stop seeks toy and gift donations



Conejo Valley CARES announces a new Christmas program called Santa’s Last Stop for residents of the Conejo Valley which will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at St, Patrick’s Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. Live music, holiday refreshments, coffee and hot chocolate will be served at this free event. Parents will be able […]

Serra stuns Oaks Christian in section final



HEROIC EFFORT— Oaks Christian’s Malcolm Jones, right, rushed for 321 yards on 38 carries during last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division football championship versus Serra High. Despite Jones’ effort, OCHS lost in overtime, 42-41, ending a six-year run as section champs.

Local flight plan



Has anybody else noticed the noise from significantly increased air traffic over Agoura Hills in the past month? We’re not referring to commercial jets, but rather the smaller general aviation prop planes flying at a few thousand feet. There are times when they fly over our area every couple of minutes in a steady stream—this is not the occasional cruising […]

Political Cartoon



Women’s Club will meet



The General Federated Camarillo Women’s Club will have its monthly luncheon and meeting Thurs., Jan 7, 2010 at Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. The social time starts at 10:30 a.m. with the general meeting at 11 a.m., followed by luncheon at $15.  Firefighter Ron Horetski and a canine from the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, which […]

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 […]


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