2010-12-30

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Chabad news dominates 2010



A plan to expand occupancy at Chabad of Oak Park, which operates a synagogue inside a single-family home on Conifer Street, encountered road blocks as county officials sided with neighbors who fear the expansion will cause parking and noise problems in their community. In December, Ventura County planning commissioners rejected a claim that the county violated a federal religious landuse […]

A bonzai worth barking about




What’s a tree to a dog? Shade, a fallen branch to play fetch with, a sniff station to check out the canine cavalcade that has left code in scent. My dog and I could happen upon an endless forest right out of the realm of mythology and she’d have to make a stop at every bark-bearing denizen. My standard admonishment […]

Warriors want to put opponents in a world of pain

Wrestling team works hard to improve


The kids are all right. And so are the Warriors. After going 0-7 in league duals last year, the Westlake High wrestling team earned a split with Calabasas and Royal in the opening week of Marmonte action. Offseason changes and a revamped training process revitalized the program under seventhyear head coach John Cuccia. The youngest wrestlers, the freshmen, have embraced […]

Recruiting young athletes is wrong



Excellent commentary piece from Stephen Dorman (“No need to recruit when the best players come to you”) discussing the inequality of player recruitment programs by local high schools. Not exactly the truly outraged kind of piece I would have enjoyed, but one that still provides the critical perspective this subject deserves. Stephen wrote: “I understand the frustration for fans in […]

A year of higher water rates for Las Virgenes and Triunfo district customers



Although customers in Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District cut back on water consumption to comply with drought conditions and state regulations, potable and reclaimed water rates continued to escalate in 2010. A modification in election rules that changed Triunfo Sanitation District’s governance to an all-elected board prompted 11 candidates to run for four seats on the […]

Pet of the Week



Conejo Valley United strikes again



Some high school teams placed at a disadvantage



The comments Stephen Dorman made last week were on target: The “reality check” was given to those of us in public, nonrecruiting schools long ago. You are right (and some states have already done it) to say an argument should be made to separate the private and public schools into separate leagues, maybe even divisions with a championship game between […]


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