OPHS golfer competes at Pinehurst

Carson Caccamise, 17, competed in the Teen World Golf Championship on Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C. Caccamise, a senior at Oak Park High, competed with 105 of the best teenage golfers in the world at a course where the U.S. Open and other major tournaments take place. The Eagle was one of only seven teens from California to qualify […]

Ignoring signs of global warming

In a study by the National Academy of Sciences, 97 percent of the top 1,352 climate scientists in the world agree global warming is driven by “human activity,” yet,very little is being done to avoid the pending disastrous effects. So why are we still having this conversation? It’s because of people like James E. Enstrom (Acorn letters, Aug. 23) who […]

Sparkly clean

Lupin Hill art project features tribute to great Americans

The idea behind creating art using concrete block spaces in the school yard began simply.In the summer of 2010, a group of enterprising parents set out to re-create Coach John Wooden’s children’s version of his wellknown “Pyramid of Success.” In the children’s book “Inch and Miles,” Coach Wooden outlined clear steps students can use to achieve desired goals. Parents at […]

Temple welcomes prospective members

. Synagogue has served Conejo Valley for 51 years

Temple Etz Chaim will host an open house for the community and prospective members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 at the campus, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The synagogue has been serving the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas for 51 years. Open house attendees can tour the facility and meet the rabbi and cantor. The […]

Cruel hunting

A bill pending in the state legislature would ban the cruel practice of bear and bobcat hounding. Senate Bill 1221 has passed the Assembly and faces a final Senate vote before next Friday’s deadline. Hounding is an unsporting and inhumane activity where packs of radio-collared dogs are released into the woods to chase frightened bears and bobcats for hours until […]

Hydration station for Agoura Chargers

COMMENTARY Last year of high school Seniors prepare for next big step

For high school seniors throughout the area, this is a make or break year. The seniors at Oak Park High School will soon the leave the comfort of their community and venture into the “real” world. It’s a bumpy ride ahead. Oak Park High is known as a prestigious public school that ranks high in academics—it’s in the nation’s top […]

Families gather for Shabbat dinner

Old Agoura homes OK’d

‘Best project we’re going to get,’ says HOA president

Despite lingering resentment expressed by Old Agoura residents toward developer Aitan Hillel, who cut down a black walnut tree in Old Agoura in 2007 after the city rejected his car wash proposal, the City Council approved Hillel’s 18-unit townhome plan based on its merits. The multifamily complex will consist of eight buildings on a 1-acre lot at the southeast corner […]