To the bitter end

Calabasas boys’ volleyball team falls to Notre Dame in section title match

The Calabasas High boys’ volleyball team’s historic season didn’t have a fairy-tale ending. Calabasas took the first set from Notre Dame before dropping the final three in a 21-25, 25-12, 25-23, 25-18 loss in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championship match at Cerritos College on May 20. “I didn’t see a ton of positives,” Coyote head coach Cory Chandler said. […]

Service marks liberation of Jerusalem

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, a special commemorative Sabbath service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 26 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event is open to the public. The service will include original music written by Cantor David Shukiar and performed […]


Agoura Hills writer puts a new spin on werewolves

Sarah Noffke spins tales that are wildly fantastic. In her latest novel, “Alpha Wolf,” the 35-year-old Agoura Hills resident tells a unique tale that puts a new spin on ancient werewolf legends. “Alpha Wolf,” which falls in the paranormal science-fiction thriller genre for “new adults” ages 18 to 25, begins with a mystery. Twelve men go missing, and six months […]

Boys & Girls Clubs offer music camps in summer

Youths looking to show off their talents can learn new skills and improve their showmanship during the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s two summer musical camps open to kids in grades one through nine. Drama Revue camp will cover the fundamentals of musical theater, costume design, audition skills, make-up, backstage, acting, singing and dancing. Camp runs from […]

Eagles rock the Bird Cage

AND THE ECSTASY—Oak Park High boys’ volleyball stars Alex Parks, left, and Sean Fitzpatrick celebrate a point during the Eagles’ rollicking five-set win against La Costa Canyon in the CIF Southern California Division I regional tournament on Tuesday at home. Oak Park pulled off a 22-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-15, 15-10 comeback victory in the regional bracket. The Eagles were set […]

Another bad rap for Wells Fargo

I’ve been a Wells Fargo customer for many years and conducted my business at the North Ranch Mall branch. When a new branch opened at Westlake Plaza, I found it to be more convenient. I’ve since decided otherwise. Whoever designed this branch and OK’d the design are not bankers or business people. The building is on the only plot in […]

Come around to a song circle

Songmakers present free song circles for lovers of acoustic music— instrumentalists, songwriters, singers and listeners of all levels of talent are welcome. New circles have started. For more information and locations, call the respective group leader or go to Songmakers.org. Simi Valley Song Circle will meet from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Wed., June 7 in a private Simi Valley home. […]

Acorn Newspapers bring home 16 awards in statewide contest

The Acorn Newspapers took home six first-place and 10 second-place honors at the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest awards ceremony held May 20 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, a record haul for our five-newspaper group. The CNPA is a nonprofit trade association representing the daily and weekly newspapers of California. Judges around the state reviewed over […]

Trying to catch on

Tight end with local ties seeks to join NFL team as rookie free agent

Jake Maulhardt has always had a special place in his heart for his hometown. Even after excelling as a young football player on the Camarillo Roadrunners, and then the Camarillo Cougars, Maulhardt never considered going to an out-of-town private school to chase his dreams of earning a Division I scholarship. If he was going to get the chance to play […]