An article about Life Change Community Church published last week stated that the congregation hosts a recovery program at The Bridge Church in Newbury Park. The 12- step Christian based recovery program, Celebrate Recovery, is a ministry of The Bridge Church in Newbury Park, not Life Change Community Church. The program, however, is open to anyone, regardless of what church […]

Nod given to teen author’s new work

High school sophomore picks up honorable mention at book festival

For Jenna Conwisar, 15, writing became a family affair. The Calabasas High School sophomore received an honorable mention at the 2011 Hollywood Book Festival last month for her first book, “Paris Goes to Los Angeles.” The book is the sixth in the “My Friend Paris” series of children’s books created by Jenna’s cousins Paris and Liberty Morris. Jenna hosted a […]

Chuckles galore at Kiwanis fundraiser

New Shul welcomes Cantor Shore

Cantor Harris Shore will coofficiate with Rabbi Gershon Weissman at The New Shul of the Conejo’s Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 19 at the Sheraton Hotel (formerly The Renaissance Hotel), Agoura Hills. Shore will also co-officiate with Weissman during the The New Shul’s High Holy Day services at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills. These services will […]

Chargers get their man

Weidner to coach boys’ water polo

Luther Weidner has been named head coach of the Agoura High boys’ water polo program. An Oklahoma native whose family moved to Los Angeles when he was a teenager, Weidner, 36, has taught water polo at the club, high school and college levels. He spent the past two years serving as the Los Angeles Water Polo Club’s under-14 girls’ coach, […]

Agoura Hills seeks service men and women to showcase on website

Last year Agoura Hills Councilmember Denis Weber achieved a longtime goal of honoring local service members on the city’s website. But after 18 months in operation the website has languished. The tribute page, which was launched in January 2010, has only one posting— Weber ’s nephew, Patrick Maccarone, a seaman with the United States Navy. “I thought it was a […]

Emergency preparedness

Do you worry about the future? You’re not alone. Some people carry it a step further. Every resident should get ready for disaster, advises Barry Fisher. He knows what he’s talking about because he’s director of the Ventura County Public Health Department. It’s just a matter of time, Fisher said, until something bad happens. “In California, it’s not if but […]

Open Hands jazz group will perform free concert

The Open Hands jazz quartet will perform a free concert from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 21 at the Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., across the street from the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Open Hands combines South American rhythms with American jazz and rhythm and blues. The musicians are Abraham Laboriel, bass guitar; Justo […]

AHS students learn lessons abroad

Coyote crush

Gridiron impact report: Calabasas linebackers

It’s the first morning of Hell Week, and Chicago house music blares on the stadium loudspeakers. At the end of team workouts, the Calabasas High linebackers go through extra pass defense drills. Finally, practice ends. The Coyotes are exhausted. They’re still learning the nuances of a new defense implemented by first-year head coach Christian Pierce. Calabasas has Marmonte League juggernauts […]

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