2010-09-02

Marmonte League football preview

Westlake is at the top of the class, but T.O., Oaks Christian and St. Bonnie are also serious title contenders


The most highly anticipated Marmonte League football season of all time is finally upon us. With the addition of Oaks Christian and St. Bonaventure high schools, the Marmonte schedule has never been more daunting—or thrilling. Westlake, the defending league and CIF-Southern Section Northern Division champion, is considered to be among the top programs in the state, if not the entire […]

Fundraiser will benefit abused children



The second annual “Best Stuff of Westlake Village” will take place at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25 at the My Stuff Bags Foundation headquarters, 5347 Sterling Center Drive, Westlake Village. The casual, adults-only fundraiser will feature gourmet food and wine tastings from area restaurants and wineries, games, team table competitions, a silent auction, raffles and music. Proceeds will benefit children […]

Scandinavian fest in Agoura



The Scandinavian Autumn Fest and Marknad Celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 19 at Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills. The day will include a water slide, zip lines, a ropes course, pie-eating contest, Swedish field games, inflatables, a train ride, bingo and Swedish folk dancing. Traditional foods will be sold. Artisans will […]

High Holidays at Chabad



Chabad of the Conejo will offer High Holiday Services at the following eight locations in the Conejo Valley: Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village, Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills, and at Chabad Centers in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Moorpark and Calabasas. Rosh Hashana will be celebrated from Wednesday evening, Sept. 8 through Friday evening, Sept. […]

New shopping center for the birds



Regarding the new Summit shopping center in Calabasas, I can handle the architecture reminiscent of some kind of 1960s ski lodge and the horrible yellow color and even the inconsistent placement of the names on the monuments. But The Bird has to go. It is an absolute eyesore. Or maybe it was meant to evoke the humor of the unusual […]

10 Marmonte answers by Stephen Dorman



Who’s the most exciting player to watch in the Marmonte League? We should’ve started with a cupcake question, but this is daunting. I’m going to say Avondre Bollar, the quarterback at Thousand Oaks. Bollar’s a baseball player at heart, but his ability to make plays on the football field can be jaw-dropping at times. Which Marmonte team is the most […]

Women’s club bids adieu to summer



Women’s group gathers for annual breakfast



The Thousand Oaks Branch of AAUW (formerly known as American Association of University Women) will host the annual fall breakfast at 8 a.m. Sat., Sept. 11 at the Los Robles Greens Golf Course, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. All interested women are invited to attend. The event will begin with registration, a display of special interest tables, and opportunities […]

Women meet for breakfast in Newbury Park



The Westlake Chapter of Aglow International, a nondenominational Christian fellowship of women caring for women around the world, invites all women to a breakfast from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Fri., Sept. 10 at Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed with music by Tom Smith. The speaker, Jackie […]

Defending water district benefits



“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.” This Mark Twain quote provides a humorous starting point for this letter regarding water rates and LVMWD employee wages within the context of this year’s election for the District 5 LVMWD board seat. In 2009, MWD raised water prices to LVMWD by 20 percent. The […]