2014-05-08

A brilliant decade

Oaks Christian boys’ tennis team has won 10 straight Tri-Valley crowns


Oaks Christian High’s boys’ tennis team isn’t satisfied with one milestone. The Lions captured their 10th straight Tri-Valley League championship last week with a dominant performance during league finals. Next on the Lions’ list: Win the program’s first CIF-Southern Section championship. “It’s a great accomplishment for the boys to reach 10 straight league titles,” Oaks Christian head coach Joel Perttula […]

Warning to city over Liberty Cyn.



I have been an active resident of Agoura Hills for 37 years. I worked for cityhood so that we could get away from the county and control our own future. I have worked on every area issue and election since then. We have put our trust in our elected officials to run our city. The city staff should work at […]

Kudos to community leaders



The Ventura County Community Foundation recognized five individuals and two organizations at its fourth annual Community Leadership Awards on April 22 at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks. The awards honor residents, businesses and nonprofi ts for investing time and energy to build a better Ventura County. Ventura resident Jackie Pearce received the Kesa Ryono Award, which commemorates a late […]

Come and ‘sea’ a real-life mermaid

Ballet company to present ‘The Sea Princess’

Pacific Festival Ballet is hosting a special promotion with a “real-life mermaid” for its upcoming production of “The Sea Princess” at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., May 17 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Both young and young-atheart residents can dress up as mermaids or as their favorite sea creature and have their […]

For the love of running




Aaron Danchik of Agoura Hills was a runner who qualified for the Olympics in 1984. But before the games he injured his leg and was unable to compete. Now Danchik says he knows what it takes to master impediments and move forward on the track of life. While he was recovering from his knee and ankle injuries, Danchik created a […]

Viewpoint’s ‘Big Three’ rule courts

. Patriot boys’ tennis players are team-first standouts


Darius Mackenzie doesn’t know the consequences of missing a Viewpoint High boys’ tennis practice, nor does he care to find out. Mackenzie understands the importance of practice. “Not sure if practice is mandatory,” Mackenzie said, “but I’m expected to be there. Practice is the perfect place to bond with your teammates.” Mackenzie is the brightest star for the Patriots on […]

Vote-by-mail ballots get jump on election



Vote-by-mail ballots for the June 3 primary election are in the hands of residents. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk began mailing the 1.4 million absentee ballots to voters on May 5. Vote-by-mail ballots can still be requested online at www.lavote.net. Voters also can ask for an absentee ballot by using the back of the official sample ballot that […]

No room at the animal shelter

Dog and cat adoptions only $25 at Ventura County facilities

In an effort to reduce overcrowding at the two Ventura County animal adoption centers, Ventura County Animal Services is discounting adoption rates on dogs and cats to $25 per animal until further notice. The regular adoption rate is $125 per animal. “ We are currently full to capacity and housing more than 500 animals at our adoption centers in Camarillo […]

Senior group to discuss songwriter



Warren DeLange will present a program titled “Swinging the Dream” with the Westminster Presbyterian Prime Time Group at 10:30 a.m. Thurs., May 15 at the church, 23111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. DeLange will discuss the music, life and times of songwriter Eddie DeLange (“Moonglow,” “String of Pearls”). A luncheon will follow. The cost is $15. Prepaid reservations are due by […]

Oak Park fashionistas walk the runway for charity




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