2009-12-17

Elementary school in pitiful shape



Let’s see, two measures totaling $33 million for OPUSD, and one of our schools makes the prison barracks at Alcatraz look like a summer cottage. Do any of the parents who send their child to Red Oak feel proud about the physical condition of the campus? There is extensive wood rot with gaping holes in the AMPM building, and all […]

St. Jude helps children find gifts for others



Kids can play free at Jungle Land

Bring a gift for Toys for Tots

Jungle Land, an indoor playground in Agoura Hills, is hosting a free play day for children through Dec. 23 if parents donate a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Owner Jodi Perl opened the business on Canwood Street four years ago as an indoor playground and birthday party center for children up to age 6. Jungle Land offers a […]

Datebook



THURS., DEC. 17 Agoura Chamber of Commerce 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Reeds Furniture, 28401 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Holiday reception. Penland Award presentation. Guest speaker Mike Paule, Oak Park MAC chair. Time: 5:30 p.m. Date: 12/17/2009 Camarillo Acoustic Music Club 7 to 11 p.m. at Camarillo home. Play, listen to acoustic music. Call for location. Free. Phone: 805.482.0029 Contact: […]

Westlake’s gamble pays off

Freshman QB scores in waning seconds to secure CIF crown

“Sometimes nothin’ can be a real cool hand.” — Cool Hand Luke, 1967 Westlake High freshman backup quarterback Justin Moore figured: Why not? After driving his team 85 yards in the waning moments of last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section Northern Division football championship against Moorpark, Moore was convinced he could navigate a few more feet forward on a fourth-down-and-1 play from […]

Is shopping center a water hog?



Here in Calabasas we have received multiple communications from the water board regarding the need to conserve water due to the ongoing drought. Measures include the management of sprinklers. I was therefore very surprised and disgusted when I was at the Calabasas Commons on Saturday morning, Dec. 12, and found that the landscaping sprinklers were on in the pouring rain. […]

Church makes holidays bright for others



Jackie Treuting can’t exactly say why she and her husband provide holiday packages to the disadvantaged each December. John and Jackie Treuting run the Adopt-AFamily program at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Westlake Village and they’ve been delivering the packages to needy families for the past two decades. “It’s part of what for us, is Christmas,” said Jackie […]

International exchange students share their culture with families



Several area families are learning about other cultures firsthand without leaving home. The Andrews family of Westlake Village is hosting exchange students from Italy and Germany. The Miranda family of Simi Valley has a student from Japan staying with them. They are among 15 other Southern California families participating in a program offered through the Chicago-based Center for Cultural Interchange. […]

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 […]


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