2012-03-08

Diamonds are a baseball fan’s best friend




Baseball is back, baby. In this hotbed of hardball talent, high school fans can expect another sensational season of action on local diamonds. Westlake is the defending Marmonte League champion. If they want to make it backto back banners, the Warriors must fend off stiff challenges from early- season favorites Newbury Park and Simi Valley. Oaks Christian owned the Tri-Valley […]

Educational misappropriation



Does anyone remember some years back when there was a seeming perpetual shortage of textbooks? Every year or so, there was a school tax on the ballot to relieve that shortage. And every year I predicted that if passed, the money would magically wind up in the teachers’ pockets with the textbook shortage inexplicably continuing. It happened, even though the […]

Scam stopper



State Sen. Fran Pavley will host a Senior Scam Stopper seminar from 9 to 11 a.m. Fri., March 9 at the Westlake Village Council Chambers, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The event will cover the types of scams that target seniors and how to avoid falling prey to those scams. The seminar is sponsored by the Contractors State License Board. Since […]

Temple preschool teacher honored



Diane Goer, a prekindergarten teacher at Temple Etz Chaim Early Childhood Education Center in Thousand Oaks, was presented with the Lainer Distinguished Educator Award for Early Childhood Educators at the Building Jewish Education Early Childhood Institute that took place at the Skirball Cultural Center on Feb. 27. The award is presented annually to three educators from the Los Angeles area. […]

Oaks Christian soccer team in 7th heaven




The Oaks Christian girls’ soccer team has taken a lot of victory laps since the school’s inception in 2000. Saturday afternoon at Mission Viejo High, the Lions captured the seventh section crown in program history, defeating Marymount 2-1 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 championship match. Then, on Monday, the topseeded Lions easily defeated Strathmore 7-0 in the CIF Division […]

The mission of Countrywide



Through calculated policy, the management of Countrywide and others destroyed hundreds of thousands of families and institutions. The ultimate costs to the very integrity and fabric of those families, businesses and societies worldwide will be felt for generations. A CBS “60 Minutes” program recently named Countrywide as the epicenter of the subprime mortgage meltdown. Various other articles have cited the […]

Passport 2 History program revisits California’s past




Attention history buffs: your stagecoach has come in. A new program called Passport 2 History has been created that will make visitation to more than 50 museums, old homes and ranches—many of them in the area—easy, fun and educational. The program was designed by the Leonis Adobe Association in Old Town Calabasas to introduce the public to the rich history […]

B’nai B’rith



The Conejo Jewish Connection of Haverim B’nai B’rith will meet at 7:30 p.m. Mon., March 19 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The evening will feature Clarence Ulrich, who was one of the lead vocalists of the “Drifters” for 27 years. For more information, call Mel Silberberg at (805) 529- 9297 or email msilber403@aol.com.

Eagles’ wings clipped in final

Oak Park boys denied ring but earn a spot in state tourney


The Oak Park High boys’ basketball team kept surprising everyone but themselves. When the Eagles reached Anaheim Arena last Saturday morning prior to facing the top-seeded team in their division, the expectation was to win a section championship. But OPHS was eventually worn down and defeated, 72-60, by a talented Alemany squad in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A title game. […]


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