2019-03-14

Donuts dazzle to victory

TROPHY ROOM—The AYBA Dunkin Donuts, a girls’ basketball team of fifth- and sixth-graders, won a league title at Agoura High’s gym. Players include Marissa, Emily, Hailey, Jaclyn, Kasey, Kali, Angelina, Pippin and Gracie. Keith Halcovich is the coach.

Teen wins Horatio Alger prize

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc., a nonprofit educational organization, recently named 570 students from across the nation who will receive its 2019 Horatio Alger State Scholarship. One of the winners is Calabasas resident Sophia Simms, who attends Agoura High School. The annual scholarships recognize outstanding students, who, in the face of great personal adversity, have exhibited a […]

Wolves not in sheep’s clothing

The Department of the Interior has announced its intention to remove wolves from the Endangered Species List. When wolves were granted protection under the ESL, they numbered fewer than 300 in the contiguous U.S. and were careening toward extinction. Their population has increased to over 6,000 with protection. Despite these substantial gains, the job of wolf recovery is far from […]

From state of pure despair to PTSD healing

Veterans Connection

In a drunken stupor at the age of 18, I punched through a window. I have several scars on my arm from that incident almost 30 years ago. Part of the arm is still numb. Because some nerves were damaged it is a wound that never healed. But does it bother me in my day-to-day life? Not at all. I’m […]

Coyote super slugger bound for Brown

Julia Gubner leads Calabasas softball squad, ranked No. 9 in CIF-SS Division 3



The game was close. Rain started to fall. Both teams wanted to go home. A freshman at the time for Calabasas High’s softball team, Julia Gubner stepped up to the plate against Louisville, the eventual CIF-Southern Section Division 5 runner-up. The cleanup hitter faced Louisville pitcher Emma Detamore, an All-CIF superstar who would go on to have her jersey retired […]

Community achieves solidarity in the name of suicide prevention

A touch of kindness

POSITIVE MESSAGE—Above, Cary Trivanovich, a prominent speaker on the topic of school bullying, connects with his audience at the March 4 Champions for Kindness assembly at St. Jude the Apostle School.in Westlake Village. Trivanovich uses his skills as both speaker and entertainer to deliver a powerful message of affirmation and compassion. At right, the students of St. Jude show off […]

Wildlife corridor

I wish to thank the Ventura County planning commission for approving the concept of a wildlife corridor around our major cities. They approved it 5 to 0. Way to go. Now, if the Board of Supervisors will also vote yes on Tues., March 12, our vanishing wildlife might have a chance of surviving “Lord Man” and his ever-increasing number of […]

At the library

Agoura Hills The Agoura Hills Library at 29901 Ladyface Court will offer the following free programs. For details, call (818) 889-2278. MakMo: Snap Circuits at 3:30 p.m. Thurs., March 14. Introducing the world of electronics to teens ages 12 to 18. Music in Motion at 9:30 a.m. every Friday. Linnea Richards conducts the program for babies and toddlers ages 9 […]

All-County basketball teams announced

Scorpions swept the biggest awards. The Ventura County Basketball Coaches Association named Camarillo High’s Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Alyssa Marin the Ventura County players of the year in boys’ and girls’ basketball, respectively. Jaquez, a senior wing and UCLA commit, led Camarillo to the Coastal Canyon League title and the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA playoff quarterfinals this year while breaking […]


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