2012-11-22 E-Edition

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Thanksgiving’s silver lining

Speaking economically—because this is the way happiness often is judged in our society—the past year gave us much to be thankful for compared to the hard, earlier days of the recession. While many people in our community remain stressed over jobs, money and what the future may hold, at least now they can see the light at the end of […]

Local athlete an All-American honoree

All-American Games, Football University and Eastbay recently announced the selection of James Townsend, 13, as a participant in the 2013 Eastbay Youth All- American Bowl scheduled for Sun., Jan. 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. James, a seventh-grader at St. Jude the Apostle School in Westlake Village, plays center, long snapper and linebacker for the Westlake Braves Youth […]

Underwood Farms wins excellence award for environmental efforts

More than 150 people gathered on the top floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura to honor the county’s deep-rooted agricultural history on Nov. 7. The Ventura County Resource Conservation District, a state-mandated group dedicated to helping conserve, protect and restore natural resources, hosted the event. The luncheon was organized to present the 2012 Award for Excellence in Agricultural […]


WED., NOV. 21 St. Jude Senior Group 12:30 p.m. in St. Jude church hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Swiss steak lunch, Veterans Day celebration and swing dance performance. $10. All welcome. Contact: Peter Callari. Phone: 805.495. 5680. THURS., NOV. 22 Turkey Day Dash At Cal Lutheran University, former football stadium, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration 7 […]

Three-peat! Chargers win another section title

. Water polo team captures Div. 2 crown

The Agoura High boys’ water polo team dominated the CIFSouthern Section Division 4. That trend continues in the tougher Division 2. The Chargers captured their third straight section title by defeating Santa Barbara 7-4 in the Division 2 championship match on Saturday at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine. Agoura has won four section titles in six seasons. […]

Shapiro the incumbent

I would like to make sure that Calabasas voters are correctly informed that David Shapiro is not running for reelection as he was never elected in the first place. He was appointed to the City Council after Jon Wolfson moved out of the city. He will be running as a candidate for the first time. His tenure so far has […]

Seeds of hope

On behalf of a grateful nation

The melody sounded clear and plaintive from the rear of the Ventura church. Wearing his Marine Corps blue dress uniform, John Walker, a Vietnam veteran, played taps on his bugle while mourners stood with hands over their hearts. The final notes floated away, leaving many to wipe away a tear. Within moments, Joe Saenz and Jim Knapp—both retired service members—ceremoniously […]

Winter deals at Four Seasons

In December, the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is offering two special hotel packages for couples and families. The hotel will also host “snowfalls” on The Lookout, the hotel’s outdoor lounge, at 6 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 30 through Sat., Dec. 29. Warm beverages including cocoa, ciders and toddies will be available during the snowfalls along […]