2016-11-23

It takes two to tango

Westlake Village woman teaches classes at her studio


Tango is a bridge for communication, a vibrant and playful dance that brings people together and allows partners to know one another intimately, says Daniela Arcuri, a professional tango dancer and choreographer who teaches the Argentinian dance to local residents so they, too, can appreciate its beauty and sensuality. The tango originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the late 1800s. […]

Oaks Christian wins CIF championship



The Lions are kings of the pool. Oaks Christian High’s boys’ water polo team captured its first CIF-Southern Section title in program history last weekend when the top-ranked Lions outpaced Aliso Niguel 9-7 in the Division 3 championship showdown in Irvine. “Matt Outcalt had the ball the very last 10 seconds,” second year head coach Jack Kocur said of his […]

Synagogue set to move into new home




Valley Outreach Synagogue, an established congregation that has operated as a traveling temple without walls for a wide scope of Jewish residents in the Conejo and San Fernando valleys, is turning a page in its history. The synagogue, which previously rented space in hotels and schools to hold services and events, will move into a new, permanent home at 26668 […]

Open meadow

71 cherished Chesebro acres purchased from developer


The almost two-decade battle to save a large swath of open space on Agoura Hills’ eastern border came to an end last week following the announcement that a group of county and state agencies are buying the 71-acre property known as Chesebro Meadow for $7 million. The land adjacent to Old Agoura had been the target for multiple development projects […]

Candlelight remembrance service



Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks- Griffin Memorial Park will host a nondenominational Candlelight Service of Remembrance at 6 p.m. Sun., Dec. 4 at the park’s Chapel of the Oaks, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The annual tradition brings community members together to reflect on and remember their loved ones who are no longer with them. The service is open to […]

Calabasas football team advances to semifinals



And then there was one. Calabasas High’s football team is the last local team standing in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. The Coyotes (12-0 overall) defeated St. Joseph 42-19 in the Division 5 quarterfinals on Nov. 18 at home. Calabasas, which won the Camino League title, will play at 7 p.m. Friday at Roosevelt (10-2). Agoura, which lost its first seven […]

Golden anniversary for temple



Temple Adat Elohim, invites the public, along with local legislative officials, founding members and their families, and temple members, to attend its 50th anniversary jubilee festivities at 10 a.m. Sun., Dec. 4 at 2420 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The ceremony will include the kick-off of the temple’s signature anniversary project: scribing a new Torah. Participants will view Linda Coppelson, the […]

Wanted: Thief who stole from Cancer Support Community

Beloved bronze angel is gone


Officials at the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara are distraught over the theft last weekend of a prized bronze angel statue that was stolen from the organization’s headquarters on Hampshire Road in Thousand Oaks. The 3-foot tall, one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture sat in an outdoor garden area at the Cancer Support Community known as the Garden of Hope. It was […]

Soccer power



ALL CHAMPS—The Gryffens are the AYSO 10-U division champs. The coaches are Rob Samuels and Simon Beaven. The team members are Alexa Samuels, Elle Samuels, Katie Beaven, Mami Stern, Lauren Horstman, Addison Koch, Caidynn Labbee, Tessa Baim and Shaynoa Dravid. Coach Tara Stern is not pictured.

Soccer team can’t lose on pitch



WAY TO GO—The Extra U-12 boys’ soccer team went undefeated in back-to-back seasons, reaching the Western State Championships in Nevada. Pictured, from left, are coach John Saleh, Jake Tomay, Keon Saleh, Uki Mohapatra, Matthew Hinkle, Harrison Novak, Max Peters, Ara Gyuloglyan, Ryan Chu, Tosh Johnson, Roy Haramati and assistant Ben Chu. Braylen Dritz and Jackson Turner are not pictured.


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