2012-09-06 E-Edition

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Youth coaches still don’t get it

Here we go again. An overzealous coach involved with one of our local youth sports leagues took himself and his sport way too seriously and caused a major ruckus at a game. This time, a coach allegedly struck a player. Enough is enough. Westlake Village resident and team coach Bart Allan was not on his best behavior during a Labor […]

Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi co-chair Ride On fall fundraiser

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will host a fall fundraiser at 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 at Rancho de Caballos in Hidden Valley. Honorary event chairs will be Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. The afternoon will feature equine demonstrations including the Foxfield Drill Team, a musical freestyle dressage demonstration and Ride On students. Boccaccio’s will cater dinner. The live auction […]

Class promotes health, togetherness

The City of Agoura Hills will launch a family yoga class at its recreation center this month. The class, created by Julie Markovitz, a certified yoga instructor and movement education specialist, takes place at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. “Family yoga promotes togetherness and gives parents a playful way to practice yoga and connect with their children and community,” Markovitz […]

Other local football matchups

Calabasas (0-1) at Royal (1-0) Outlook: The only Marmonte League team without a victory early in the season, the Coyotes have a golden opportunity to win Friday night. In a Week Zero 18-15 loss at Saugus, Calabasas quarterback Ike Fuchs completed 18-of-32 passes for 197 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Anthony Freeman caught five passes for 84 yards and […]

Home show set

The 35th annual Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show will be Sat. and Sun., Sept. 8 and 9 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The show will feature local builders, interior designers, manufacturers, contractors, landscapers and other trades seeking to reach the homeowner market. The show attracts approximately 5,000 visitors over the two days. Each year […]

Obey all signs

Last week I wrote of the near miss of a very serious accident at Calabasas High. I called the administration about it immediately, but it was their lunch hour. By the time they replied to me, my comment had already been presented and verified to The Acorn. It turns out that the driver of the car, a student, and her […]

UCLA grad student rallies on behalf of wild bobcats

A doctorate student at UCLA is asking Ventura County homeowners to think twice before using rat poison. Laurel Serieys is in the midst of a six-year research project that’s revealing how the toxic substance is affecting the area’s already dwindling bobcat population. Since 2006, the 32-year-old has caught and released roughly 60 of the furry felines—many in the Santa Monica […]

Surviving breast cancer

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara invites cancer patients, survivors, family members and friends to a free workshop titled “Breast Cancer Survivorship: What Happens Now?” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 13 at the organization’s headquarters at 530 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks. Medical expert Cathy Cole will discuss what to expect from breast cancer including the physical, psychosocial and economic […]

Oak Park running strong with new coach on sidelines

Local Tri-Valley League high school cross country teams Oak Park, Oaks Christian and La Reina logged hundreds of miles training this summer. They’re itching to compete. All three schools open the season with meets this weekend. Oak Park welcomes new head coach Al Calce, but that won’t keep the Eagles from contending for Tri-Valley championships for the girls’ and boys’ […]

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