2015-11-12 E-Edition

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Body-worn cameras can’t come soon enough


There are very few places these days that don’t fall under the shadow of a camera lens. Because images can be uploaded and shared with millions via social media and the Internet, the ubiquitous nature of cameras has changed our perception of the nearly 700,000 police officers who patrol the U.S. A Gallup poll published in June indicates that 52 […]

Seminar on understanding aging families

Senior Concerns will present a community seminar on “Understanding the Dynamics of Aging Families” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 17 at 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns and a certified senior advisor, will offer guiding principles for aging families and building blocks for family decision-making. The seminar will cover the value of cultivating […]

Gladiators are untouchable en route to league championship

FIGHTERS—The U-11 AYSO Extra team, the Gladiators, are league champions for the fall season. The boys scored 81 goals and finished the campaign undefeated. Front row : Josh Ginsburg and Max Lyman. Back row from left: Coach Saverio Posarelli, Colin Dunker, Lorenzo Posarelli, Roman Rotella, Jared Wolff, Ryan O’Leary, Noah Teichner, Ty Dieffenbach, Alex Tamoddon, Kieren Taylor and Coach Ray […]

Things to do on Mitzvah Day

GOOD DEEDS—Above, sixth-graders Zach Diamond and Taylor Friedman along with second-grader Max Wasserman assemble backpacks with school supplies for needy kids during Mitzvah Day Nov. 1 at Temple Etz Chaim in T.O. Left, kindergartner Sasha Pleskow decorates a Change for Change box to keep coins until the Walk to End Genocide next year.

Brown runs wild

Coyote freshman wins Marmonte League girls’ cross country title. So what’s next for precocious star?

Janiah Brown’s skyrocketing ascension to cross country stardom is no surprise. Calabasas High head coach Reed Vertelney eased the 14-year-old freshman into varsity races, but even Stevie Wonder could see Brown’s talent. “She works as hard as any athlete I’ve seen,” Vertelney said. “She has the right attitude and she has the right muscles. It looks effortless when she’s running. […]

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Beautiful flowers on display

Teen theater presents ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’

Faeries and lovers in enchanted forest

The Agoura Community Theater and Curtain Call Youth Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 20; 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 21, and 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 22 at the Agoura High School Performing Arts and Education Center, 28545 W. Driver Ave. The comedy centers around the adventures of four young Athenian […]

Challah bake continues yummy tradition

FOOD FOR THE SOUL—At left, Avery Lang, 16, of Thousand Oaks helps to pour flour into a bowl during the Mega Challah Bake Oct. 29 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. Above left, Rita Jeremy of San Francisco, left, Eva Ellis and Stacy Fernandez, both from Westlake Village, and Ann Smilansky of Lake Balboa make challah, which are braided loaves of […]