2012-09-06 E-Edition

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YMCA moves ahead, but a lack of funds keeps progress in check

Before the Triunfo YMCA can be built in Westlake Village, the developer will need more financial support from sponsors and community members. That support has been slow in arriving. In 2007, the city and Triunfo YMCA embarked on a joint venture to build an 18-acre community park with a full-service athletic complex on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard […]

Agoura man tracks down old pals for elementary school reunion

A sentimental and grateful Agoura Hills resident has organized a reunion of the majority of the 1969 graduates from Welby Way Elementary School in West Hills. The former classmates will reunite on Sept. 8 to share memories of their unique elementary school experience and discover the many paths they have traveled over the past 43 years. Carl Kent of Agoura […]

Purchase a mystery masterpiece in fundraiser for Camarillo art center

Art patrons will have the chance to snag original artwork by one of 200 artists, including performers Daniel Stern, Howie Mandel, Ray Parker Jr. and Julie Carmen, for the price of a ticket to the Mystery Masterpiece gala on Sept. 28 at the SCIART Gallery at 2221 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. The only catch is that guests must choose their piece […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Agoura Chargers (1-1) at Newbury Park Panthers (1-1) Friday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park High

Football isn’t a game for the meek. Agoura High is learning that lesson the hard way. Six Charger starters, including quarterback Richard Poutier, are out with injuries for Friday night’s road test against Newbury Park. After kicking off the season with 34 players for the overtime victory against Oak Park, Agoura will suit up 28 players. “There’s not a lot […]

Catholics study the scriptures

St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church will start an ongoing Scripture program on St. John’s Gospel and his letters on Sept. 10. The classes will run every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The class is open to both men and women. Guests will speak monthly, including Bishop Thomas Curry. For more […]

Park ’n play

Navajo Trading Post hosts first show in Santa Monica Mountains

Hubbell Trading Post was established in 1878 as a source for Navajo rugs and jewelry

Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, will host the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Navajo Rug and Jewelry Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at the visitor center of King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The show, which will feature a collection of […]

Animal Service officals in Ventura county explore no-kill options for animals

They may be tiny, but Chihuahuas are creating a big problem at area animal shelters. Jolene Hoffman, director of the Ventura County Humane Society, said there’s been such a huge increase in the Chihuahua population— the toy-size dogs make up about one-third of shelter dogs in Ventura County—that her organization offers free spay-neuter surgeries for Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes. It’s […]

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