2013-12-05 E-Edition

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Ready, set, shop

Pardon us if we haven’t fully embraced this year’s holiday shopping season. The changes being foisted upon us seem manipulative. Where does it all end? The advent of Gray Thursday preceding Black Friday can only mean that next year’s retail shopping timetable will be pushed back even further. “Orange Halloween,” perhaps? And was that really a Labor Day sale or […]

Kwanzaa celebrates culture, diversity

Parade of Lights sparkles in Westlake

The hunt for section, league glory begins

High school girls’ basketball teams in the Marmonte League reached new heights in 2012-13. Newbury Park went 14-0 in league action. Agoura captured a CIF-Southern Section championship, and Calabasas advanced to a section finale. The Panthers and Chargers will contend for the league crown. Calabasas, along with a talented Moorpark team and an improved Royal squad, want to be in […]

OCS alumna named a Rhodes Scholar

Aurora Griffin, the 2009 Oaks Christian School valedictorian, has been named a 2014 Rhodes Scholar. She will attend Oxford University to pursue a Master of Philosophy in theology and Christian ethics with an emphasis in bioethics. She competed with more than 800 U.S. university students. On Nov. 23, she was among the 32 who were selected as 2014 Rhodes Scholars—one […]

Help her, already

Recently my dog and I were attacked by two off-leash dogs in my quiet neighborhood of Westlake Village. As I was screaming for help, desperate for someone to assist me, the 10 workers in front of the house where I was being attacked did not want to assist or aid me. I was scared and didn’t know what to do. […]

Senior Concerns in T.O. seeks volunteers for Adult Day Program

Senior Concerns in Thousand Oaks is seeking volunteers to help in the Adult Day Program. Volunteers are needed to help organize activities such as crafts, gardening groups, musical performances and hands-on games, as well as provide general support for the staff. Volunteers should be able to make a one-year commitment and work at least two hours per week. The Adult […]

Young athletes can hone skills in softball program

The ASA/USA Softball National Identification Program will take place Sun., Dec. 8 at the Agoura High School field, 28545 Driver Ave. Athletes ages 13 through 18 are encouraged to attend. Players are asked to report to the field at 9 a.m. for registration. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. During this event, players will take part in […]

Great at state

Westlake boys’ cross country team snags second place at state meet

This was a state meet to remember. Local high school runners and teams made indelible impressions at the CIF State Cross Country Championships at Fresno last weekend. Simi Valley senior Sarah Baxter, who has never lost a race in her decorated high school career, captured her fourth consecutive state title, finishing the 3.1-mile Woodward Park course of the Division 2 […]