2017-01-26 E-Edition

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Locals join awareness march

‘We are numerous and powerful’

The Women’s March in Los Angeles and in cities around the world the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States demonstrated that democracy still has legs. In Los Angeles alone, more than 700,000 women, men and children of all ages, creed and color expressed their First Amendment rights Jan. 21 by marching in […]

Girls show their gratitude

SISTERS IN SERVICE—More than 50 Ticktockers from the Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League Inc. take part in the Jan. 16 District 3, Day of Doing 2017 by volunteering at Operation Gratitude’s District Assembly Day at the Gratitude facility in Chatsworth. The girls prepared care packages that were sent to those serving in the military and their families that […]

Ready, set, shoot

TWO POINTS— Agoura Hills resident Ashley Chow, 12, readies for a shot during the Elks Club Hoop Shoot contest Jan. 14 at Conejo Elementary School in Thousand Oaks. The Elks National Foundation funds the annual free throw competition for children ages 8 through 13.

Oak Park resident inspires blood drive

Oak Park resident Carrie Greenberg’s battle with leukemia has prompted the Chabad of Oak Park and the Chabad of the Conejo to host “Chai Drive For Life,” a blood drive to support people who need blood transfusions to live. The chai symbol means “life” or “long life” In Hebrew. The blood drive, conducted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is slated for […]

Filled to the brim

WET ‘N’ WILD—At top, Noah Comfort stands next to a swollen creek at Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks. Left, Agoura Road in Agoura Hills is closed in both directions due to flooding from last weekend’s storms. See related story on Page 8.

Scouts help veterans get a good night’s sleep

Operation Sleeping Bag, a collection drive started by a Cub Scout leader along with his 8-year-old son, delivered its bounty Jan. 18 to the Veterans Administration in Los Angeles. Almost 600 sleeping bags were donated by the Scouts in an effort organized by Steven Rude, leader of Den 6 in Cub Scout Pack 333 of Calabasas. The collection drive began […]

A place to belong

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley has kicked off the winter session for the middle school clubs in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. The session runs through Mon., March 13. The classes are offered at the A.C. Stelle Club in Calabasas and at the Catlin and Marley Clubs in Agoura Hills. Registration is ongoing and enrollment […]

An Oak Park legend

Courtney Ahdoot is a football player who happens to be a girl, not a girl who plays football

Courtney Ahdoot felt the weight of 10,000 linemen on her shoulders. Ahdoot was about to become the first girl to play in a varsity football game for Oak Park High. She ran onto the field for an extra point attempt in the Aug. 26 season opener against Beverly Hills. This wasn’t garden variety pressure. This was fourth-and-goal at the Super […]

Residents upset over Triunfo

Conejo Recreation and Park District has halted any further grass removal at Westlake’s Triunfo Park pending a board vote on how to proceed with the landscaping efforts after residents complained the work had “eviscerated” their neighborhood park. Nearly two dozen people who live near the park filled the seats at the CRPD’s Jan. 19 board of directors meeting to voice […]

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