2013-01-02 E-Edition

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Fire causes power outage

An underground electrical vault on Lindero Canyon Road south of Kanan Road caught on fire last Friday, shutting down electrical power to homes in the region. According to Randy Burdick, a firefighter with the Ventura County Fire Department, Engine 36 in Oak Park, the fire occurred in an underground vault that houses electrical switches. He said the moderate fire burned […]

Valley Thunder roars to victory

New Community Jewish athletes thrive atflag football, wrestling

Matt Cohen, an Agoura resident, was selected offensive MVP of the New Community Jewish High flag football team. Cohen, a senior, passed for 22 touchdowns and ran for seven other scores to lead the Jaguars (9-1) to the Coastal League championship this season. New Community Jewish, based in West Hills, beat Crossroads of Santa Monica 25-20 for the league title. […]

Boy’s quick action helps avert tragedy

Eleven-year-old Beau Bordelon of Agoura Hills demonstrated quick thinking when his future stepdad, Joe Norman, was injured in a mountain biking accident. On Dec. 17, Beau and Norman of Agoura Hills rode their bikes to Cheeseboro Trail and entered the path off of Smoke Tree Avenue in Oak Park. The route became a little more treacherous than expected. About a […]

Triunfo YMCA Basketball League signups to begin

The Triunfo YMCA Basketball League will sign up young hoopsters from noon to 4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. The co-ed league is semicompetitive and will focus on skill development and kids having fun. There are four divisions: kindergarten and first-graders; second and third-graders; fourth and fifthgraders; and sixth through eighth-graders. Games […]

Rabbi’s passing honored with scroll ceremony

A “Sefer,” or Torah scroll, has been written to honor the late Rabbi Mordechai Meir Bryski, father of Rabbi Moshe Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo. To mark the first anniversary of the elder Bryski’s death, a community-wide celebration has been planned for 1 p.m. Sun., Jan. 13 at Reyes Adobe Park in Agoura Hills with a parade […]

Acquisition bolsters prospects for Amgen

Amgen, Thousand Oaks’ largest private employer, has inked a major deal that will help the pharmaceutical company fight genetic diseases. Amgen announced last month its acquisition of Iceland-based deCODE Genetics in a deal valued at $415 million. The move was unanimously approved by Amgen’s board of directors. “DeCODE Genetics has built a world-class capability in the study of the genetics […]

Squawking success

Alpha Course looks at life

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will begin its presentation of the Alpha Course at 6 p.m. Wed., Jan. 9 at 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. The program is free to attend, but a reservation is required. The Alpha Course is an 11- week practical introduction to the Christian faith that offers answers to key questions such as “What is the meaning of […]