2012-11-29

High School Hi Lights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 30: Talent show/G building/7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 3: Music booster meeting/J3/7 p.m. Tues., Dec. 4: Late start day/9:50 a.m. Wed., Dec. 5: Parent education night/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 30: School tours/9 a.m. ASB retreat/10:30 a.m. NHS meeting/11:30 a.m. Student senate meetings/ 12:35 p.m. ComedySportz game/6:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1: ASB retreat Saturday school tutoring/8:30 […]

Second doctor joins optometry practice



Agoura Family Optometry has expanded its operations by bringing in a second optometrist and partner, Dr. Dennis Jorge. The original proprietor, Dr. Christopher Hair, has been practicing optometry in Southern California for more than 40 years. The doctors provide comprehensive eye exams and use special testing for glaucoma and other eye diseases. Both doctors have substantial experience in fitting and […]

Shop till you drop



It turns out the Grinch didn’t steal Christmas. Instead, he nabbed Thanksgiving. How else to explain the decision by several national retailers to one-up the traditional “Black Friday” shopping holiday by beckoning customers to shop on Thanksgiving Thursday, the oldest of American holidays? Several stores, including some local ones, opened their doors for business on Turkey Day, allowing those eager […]

New web show tests, reviews mobile apps




A local businessman is testing mobile applications for online viewers who want to know more about what each app can do. Gary Brook, owner of Questphere, a software engineering company in Agoura Hills that develops mobile phone apps, decided consumers need a way to determine whether phone apps actually work. In mid- November, Brook launched “Man vs. Mobile,” an online […]

Pro bonofinancial services for seniors



Senior Concerns recently launched a new program, Financial Concerns, a pro bono financial service for seniors and their family caregivers. The program will run from 3 to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month at the Senior Concerns offices, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. In this program, seniors and caregivers can sit down one-onone with a financial […]

The Movie Nut



“Silver Linings Playbook” Directed by: David O. Russell Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver MPAA rating: R for language and some sexual content / nudity Running time: 122 minutes Best suited for: those who love movies with depth and truth and an independent spirit Least suited for: those looking for “escapist” entertainment Acorn rating: Your heart […]

Teams gear up for fierce race to top



The Marmonte League high school boys’ soccer championship is up for grabs. Royal and Thousand Oaks are defending champs, but both squads lost key contributors from last year’s teams. Agoura was one point away from earning a share of the league title last winter. The Chargers will make another run for Marmonte glory. Newbury Park trots out an experienced and […]