2012-12-13

2012-12-13 E-Edition

Almost curtain time for performing arts centers

New Agoura and Calabasas high school theaters cost $44 million


The performing arts education centers being built at Agoura and Calabasas high schools are nearing completion, and a two-day grand-opening affair is being planned that will include student performances in drama, music, dance, comedy and visual arts. The two centers cost $ 44 million combined and are scheduled to open at the end of January. They’re paid for out of […]

Skills of Oak Park gymnast growing by leaps and bounds




Gymnast Jeremiah McReynolds, a 16-year-old from Oak Park, is not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. He trains at Victory Gymnastics Academy in Newbury Park six days a week to perfect his skills. During one recent lesson, Jeremiah worked on power tumbling, propelling himself off the mat and spinning through the air. He then moved to the vault and on […]

Imaginations sparked at convention




Imaginative students showcased their ideas for the future at the third annual Invention Convention at Yerba Buena Elementary School on Dec. 3. Yerba Buena, Sumac, Mariposa, Willow and White Oak elementary schools participated in the event, which was launched in 2010 by Yerba Buena principal Christina Desiderio. White Oak Elementary is in Westlake Village. The other participating schools are in […]

Hoops teams off to solid start




This is basketball at its finest. Several high schools girls’ basketball teams across Acorn country are primed for a successful season. Newbury Park, Oak Park, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Agoura, Oaks Christian and La Reina are all ranked in their respective divisions in the newest CIF-Southern Section polls. Newbury Park is the early frontrunner to capture a Marmonte League title, but […]

Light of Hanukkah shine on community



CELEBRATION—Above, Zachary Gordon, local star of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” and Chabad of Oak Park director Rabbi Schlomo Bistritzky light the menorah at an event Dec. 9 in Oak Park. The eight days of Hanukkah began Dec. 8. Below, Zachary entertains guests at the event.

Meetfinancial goals in 2013



Achieving financial goals can sound like a daunting New Year’s resolution for those who aren’t organized about money. But by planning ahead, anyone can improve their financial situation. Here are some foolproof ways to meet financial goals next year: Short and long-term goals. Whether dreaming of owning the latest iPhone or a home, or planning for retirement, identifying goals is […]

Applications open for Ronald McDonald House scholarship



Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California is accepting applications for its $328,000 in scholarship funds for deserving high school seniors who reside in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The organization will award 104 scholarships in 2013 through its four programs: Ronald Mc- Donald House Charities /African American Future Achievers, RMHC/Asian Pacific American Students Increasing Achievement, […]

Soaring Comets capture gold medals



Local property owners facing new water fee

Money sought for clean creeks and beaches


Each new year brings added costs for the privilege of living in Southern California. 2013 is no exception. In addition to higher taxes, utility rates, and gas and food prices, local property owners may see a new clean-water fee added to their annual taxes. According to proponents of the Clean Water, Clean Beaches measure, the fee would protect public health […]


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