2017-12-07

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BUILDING A BETTER ROBOT

MECHANICAL MEN—Above, Juniors Steven Molotnikov and Seth Nicholson of the Calabasas High School Robotic Team work on their entry in the VEX Robotics Competition Nov. 4 at the Ventura County Office of Education. Left, Steven shows the device to junior Zachary Cadieux from the El Camino Real Science and Technology Academy. CHS won the tourney and qualified for the California […]

Rules top publisher in state



When they set out in 1996 to buy what was then a single weekly newspaper based in Agoura Hills, Jim and Lisa Rule had no designs on professional acclaim. The husband and wife simply saw a product they believed in and thought they knew how to make it successful. Today the Acorn Newspapers comprises five editions and nearly 50 employees […]

It’s time to share the love

Senior Concerns will have a holiday gift drive for the Share the Love Campaign from 4 to 6 p.m. Wed., Dec. 13 at Ladin Subaru, 3725 Auto Mall Drive, Thousand Oaks. Residents can drop off small gifts that will be delivered to homebound seniors during the holiday season through Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels Program. Items requested for the program […]

Cybersecurity panel to convene

Small business owners can attend a cybersecurity panel from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Fri., Dec. 8 in the Oak and Park rooms, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Kimo Hildreth of the Ventura County High Tech Task Force and Michael Soltys, professor of computer science at Cal State Channel Islands, will provide advice on how businesses […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 8: NAHS art swap/ outside R building/1 to 1:30 p.m. Coffeehouse night/G building/ 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9: Christmas tree distribution/ faculty parking lot/10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues., Dec. 12: Math finals review/ 3 to 5 p.m. Fri., Dec. 15: Junior Java/main quad/10:20 to 10:30 a.m. ComedySportz/G building/6 p.m. Mon., Dec. 18: Winter break-no school […]

Coalition says teens, reefer don’t mix

‘It’s legal, now what?’


Even before the recreational use of marijuana was legalized in California last year, the drug was readily available. Easy-to-obtain medical cannabis cards and the proliferation of dispensaries throughout the Los Angeles area made the substance as commonplace as beer and cigarettes. But as use of the drug becomes more socially acceptable, some parents fear that adolescents and teens will lose […]

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell run

Second annual event benefits the Arthritis Foundation

FLASHY DASH—Above, participants in the second annual Jingle Bell Run Agoura Hills take off from the starting line on Dec. 3. The event to benefit the Arthritis Foundation took place at Paramount Ranch. Racers were encouraged to wear their favorite holiday costumes or ugly Christmas sweaters and tie bells to their shoes, creating a chorus of jingles as they ran […]

Jews prepare for Hanukkah celebrations



For Agoura Hills resident Sharleen Bergman, Hanukkah means home cooking. Making huge pots of sweet and sour cabbage soup and matzo ball soup for her family has become an annual tradition for the grandmother of 10 who worships at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. She serves the soups with latkes, a Hanukkah staple. The potato pancakes are traditionally eaten […]

Agoura High School 14-year old student aces college SAT test

Boy will attend university early


At the age of 2, Pranav Kalyan created digital pictures on his home computer. By the time he was 6, the boy had the ability to design web pages. When he was 9, Pranav earned the distinction of being the youngest person in the world at the time to become a Microsoft certified technology specialist. As a 10-year-old student at […]


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