2009-12-24

Calabasas grant will help MRT with headquarters expansion



The Calabasas City Council unanimously approved a grant of $50,000 that could lead to the headquarters expansion of a prominent environmental agency. Mountains Restoration Trust is a nonprofit land trust whose mission is to preserve natural acreage in the Santa Monica Mountains through restoration, education and land acquisition. The money will pay for a team of consultants to prepare an […]

Rugby players sought



Orca Rugby is looking for players to participate in the Ventura County-based league. The league has four teams for boys ages 12-19 and girls 15-19. Teams practice on Thursdays at Pepper Tree Park in Newbury Park. Games are on Saturdays. For more information, visit www.orcarugby.org or e-mail recruiter@orcarugby.org. Registration closes Jan. 10. In addition, the recently formed Ventura County Rugby […]

Spinal center in new location



Dr. Steven Alff and the Ventura Spinal Care Center recently moved to a larger facility at 1590 E. Main St., Ventura. The center has a spinal decompression system and a Pro-Adjuster. Call (805) 648-7987 or visit www.venturaspinalcarecenter.com.

Christmas Eve services



•Church in the Canyon will offer its traditional communitywide Christmas Eve Service from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, Dec. 24 at the church, 4235 Las Virgenes Road,  Calabasas  The service will have candle light and traditional Christmas music. Hot apple cider and cookies will be served at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, go to www.churchinthecanyon.org or call (818) 880-2060.    •The Church of the Epiphany […]

Acorn publisher named Penland winner



Acorn publisher Jim Rule was named winner of the 2009 Agoura/ Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Penland Award, an annual honor given to local residents for their service to the community. Rule’s wife Lisa also was on hand to receive the award, which was announced during a Chamber evening Dec. 17 at Reeds furniture store in Agoura Hills. The […]

Marmonte honors fall’s finest athletes



The Marmonte League announced its All-League selections for 2009 fall sports season. First- and second-team athletes are listed below. Football The awards continue to stack up for Nick Isham and the Warriors. Isham helped catapult the Westlake High football team to a section championship, and the junior quarterback was honored as the Marmonte’s most valuable player. Teammate Nelson Spruce was […]

Wellness Community welcomes new board member

Has served as oncology nurse

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura recently elected Tracy Weintraub, registered nurse, to its board of directors. Weintraub is vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. Weintraub has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, including a clinical background in oncology and experience in major teaching and not-for-profit healthcare organizations with both […]

Leaders of foster care program honored



Oak Park in top percentile



Oak Park High School was named in the top 3 percent of public high schools in the country according to recent rankings published by U.S. News and World Report. In its third annual ranking of “America’s Best High Schools,” the magazine chose 100 gold medal winners and 461 silver medal winners from nearly 22,000 high schools. For the second consecutive […]

SoCal Diamonds shine at Norwalk tourney