2013-01-02

Eagles soaring on court



The Eagles are tearing up the hardwood. Oak Park High’s boys’ basketball team won its second tournament of the season by capturing the Ventura Kiwanis Tournament last weekend. The Eagles (14-1 overall) dismantled Canyon 64-42 in the championship game. Oak Park also won the San Fernando Valley Tournament. The team suffered its only loss in its own Oak Park Winter […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Oak Park On Dec. 14 man and woman, both 23, were arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 6000 block of Tamarind Street A woman and her boyfriend, both 35, were arrested Dec. 26 for beating each other in the first block of Peregrine Circle.

Small but mighty



Marder is Rookie of Year



Former Newbury Park High baseball standout Jack Marder was recently named minor-league Rookie of the Year by Jewish Baseball News, an online publication that tracks professional Jewish baseball players. Marder, 22, enjoyed a strong season with High Desert Mavericks of Adelanto, Calif. The Mavericks are a Class A Advanced team affiliated with the Seattle Mariners. Listed as a catcher, second […]

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 […]


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