2013-11-14

Chargers hope to slay mighty St. John Bosco




The Chargers enjoyed a memorable regular season. Agoura High’s football team beat two league champs—Ventura and Oak Park—and made privateschool powerhouse St. Bonaventure sweat for a 49-40 victory last weekend. The Chargers captured their first winning record since 2007 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2005. What’s their reward? A date with Trinity League champion and undefeated […]

Election numbers in



A final count that includes 160 provisional and vote-by-mail ballots did not change the outcome of the Nov. 5 Westlake Village City Council election. Incumbent Mark Rutherford still received the most votes—847. That number was up from 781 votes before the provisional and vote-by-mail ballots were tallied. Challenger Brad Halpern, a newcomer to politics, remained in second place with 830 […]

Stocking donations deliver holiday cheer to the troops



For the past 11 years Project Holiday Stockings has shipped more than 32,000 holiday greetings in the form of stockings filled with goodies to U.S. military personnel deployed to forward operating bases in Afghanistan. The project will run through Dec. 13. Some of the items requested by the troops are: toiletries, snacks, beef jerky, cookies, candy, coffee, tea, sugar, dry […]

Family Men



Video games cheat For fun, my 10-year-old son decided to play a Wii Sports video game. He kept losing. Where’s the fun in that? The kid doesn’t even know how to use the controls. He just hits buttons, swings the remote around the room wildly, jumps up and down frantically, and hopes to throw a winning punch in a boxing […]

College Corner

Take time to write ‘Why Our College?’ essay

Demonstrated interest has become increasingly important at many colleges as they try to predict yield, which is the number of accepted students who enroll in the college. Since the Common Application makes it easy for students to apply to a dozen or more schools, many colleges have added supplemental essays in the hope that students who are willing to do […]

Meet the super fans

Student cheering sections get bigger, bolder, louder


Not many high schools can match the frenzy of Thousand Oaks High’s student section, the Green Hole. Led by Lancers in full-body green leotards, the Green Hole has drowned out opposing fans for more than a decade. Camarillo’s faithful came close to matching the Green Hole’s intensity during a CIFSouthern Section Division 2AA boys’ basketball quarterfinal at Thousand Oaks in […]

Make bicycles go against the grain



To quote another letter writer, “ Bicycles are a nuisance on the roadways.” That may actually be an understatement, given the number of bicyclists killed or injured each year on California streets and roads. If there was ever a case of mixing “apples and oranges,” surely everyone can agree that mixing non-motorized and motorized vehicles on our roads is at […]

Come share your story for the ages



StoryCorps and KCLU will interview residents as part of an effort to preserve and share the stories of Americans from different backgrounds and beliefs from Nov. 21 through Dec. 9 at KCLU, 3500 Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks. Staff from StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization, will do the interviews in its MobileBooth, an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio. Interviews […]

WLV Junior Women’s Club funds charities



The Westlake Village Juniors Women’s Club will support three primary charities with its 2013- 2014 fundraising efforts. Its next event, the Gingerbread Boutique, will take place today and tomorrow, Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 14 and 15. Twenty percent of all purchases will be distributed to the following charities. Conejo Free Clinic Mammogram Fund: The clinic serves more than 5,000 patients […]

New sound system for CHS



As the result of a newlyformed partnership between Westfield Topanga, Calabasas High School and Mood Media, the Calabasas Stadium will be outfitted with a brand new stateof the-art sound system. Westfield Topanga has agreed to replace the outdated sound system on both the home and visitor sides of the field, making it possible for players and fans to hear announcements […]


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