Posts tagged “Michael Coons

A night on patrol with TOPD’s homeless unit

Here are additional photos to go along with Becca Whitnall’s story on the Thousand Oaks Police Department’s homeless unit. Here is a link for the full story: A night on Patrol with TOPD’s homeless unit. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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Members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Ventura County Behavioral Health and Lutheran Social Services talk to a man found sleeping in his car at a church on Avenida De Las Flores on Feb. 2 in Thousand Oaks.

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Camarillo falls in CIF Div. 2AA Championship

Rosary Academy of Fullerton defeated Camarillo in overtime for the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA championship at Azusa Pacific University on March 4. The final score was 52-51. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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Camarillo’s Cameran Bahnsen, left, carries the runner-up plaque off the court with Faith Chavez after losing to Rosary Academy in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA championship at Azusa Pacific University on March 4.

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Thousand Oaks wins Div. 3AA championship

The Thousand Oaks girls’ basketball team defeated Glendora to win the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA championship at the Honda Center on March 4 in Anaheim. Final score, 62-52. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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The Thousand Oaks girls’ basketball team celebrates their win over Glendora during the CIF-SS Division 3AA championship at the Honda Center on March 4 in Anaheim.

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Thousand Oaks vs Newbury Park girls’ soccer

Here are a few photos from the Thousand Oaks vs Newbury Park girls’ soccer match on Jan. 24. Newbury Park won, 3-0. Read our story on the game here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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Newbury Park’s Kate Manzione heads the ball during Tuesday’s match with Thousand Oaks at Newbury Park High School.

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2016 Year in Review – Michael Coons

Here is a collection of photos from 2016. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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AFTERNOON PLAY – Friends Tucker Peel, 16, left, and Julia Alexander, 17, play on the swings at Arroyo Vista Community Park on Jan. 2 in Moorpark.

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Brush fire burns 60 acres in Simi Valley

A brush fire on Tuesday burned 61 acres in the Wood Ranch area of Simi Valley. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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The Sage Fire burns along Sycamore Grove Street at Wood Ranch Parkway on Dec. 20 in Simi Valley.

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Grace Brethren sweeps Katella to earn Div. 8 title

The Grace Brethren girls’ volleyball team defeated Katella 3-0 to win the CIF-Southern Section Division 8 championship on Nov. 11 at Cerritos College. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Grace Brethren girls' volleyball team celebrates their win over Katella during Friday's CIF-Southern Section Division 8 championship at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

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The Grace Brethren girls’ volleyball team celebrates their win over Katella during Friday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 8 championship at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

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La Reina girls’ volleyball falls to Culver City in Div. 5 championship

The La Reina girls’ volleyball team lost to Culver City in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 championship on Nov. 11 at Cerritos College. Final score, 3-1. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers La Reina's Holly Carbine, left, Natalie Comfort and Ava Hudson wait to receive their runner-up awards after losing to Culver City in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 championship at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

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La Reina’s Holly Carbine, left, Natalie Comfort and Ava Hudson wait to receive their runner-up awards after losing to Culver City in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 championship at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

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Simi Valley vs Royal football

The annual Simi Valley vs Royal football game was on Nov. 4 at Royal High School. Simi Valley won, 24-10. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Simi Valley High football team holds up the James Tutino Memorial Trophy following their 24-10 win over cross-town rival Royal on Nov. 4.

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The Simi Valley High football team holds up the James Tutino Memorial Trophy following their 24-10 win over cross-town rival Royal on Nov. 4.

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Webelos learn scout skills at campout

Webelos scouts camped out with Boy Scouts at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley on Oct. 29 learning some of the skills that are taught in Boy Scouts. Webelos had a chance to learn knot tying, fire starting, archery and cooking. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers KNOT TYING - Griffin Traxler, 10, left, of Pack 3642 learns how to tie various knots from Eagle Scout Hayden Miner, 15, of Troop 698 during the annual Webelos Woods campout at Corriganville Park on Oct. 29 in Simi Valley. The event featured activities like knot tying, fire building and first aid for Webelos Scouts to learn before graduating to Boy Scouts.

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KNOT TYING – Griffin Traxler, 10, left, of Pack 3642 learns how to tie various knots from Eagle Scout Hayden Miner, 15, of Troop 698 during the annual Webelos Woods campout at Corriganville Park on Oct. 29 in Simi Valley. The event featured activities like knot tying, fire building and first aid for Webelos Scouts to learn before graduating to Boy Scouts.

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Oak Park girls’ volleyball

Here are a few photos from Tuesday’s Paso Robles vs Oak Park girls’ volleyball match for the first round of CIF-SS playoffs. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Oak Park's Taylor Hunter goes for the kill against Paso Robles during Tuesday's first round of CIF-SS playoffs at Oak Park High School.

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Oak Park’s Taylor Hunter goes for the kill against Paso Robles during Tuesday’s first round of CIF-SS playoffs at Oak Park High School.

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Seahawks vs Rams football

The NFL returned to Los Angeles on Sept. 18 at the Coliseum. Read Eliav Appelbaum commentary about the return here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) is unable to pull in the ball as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (32) provides defense during Sunday's game at the Coliseum.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) is unable to pull in the ball as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (32) provides defense during Sunday’s game at the Coliseum.

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Remembrance for 9/11 at Grace Brethren Elementary

Grace Brethren Elementary in Simi Valley held a remembrance for 9/11 on Friday, Sept. 9. First responders and members of the military were honored during the ceremony. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers REMEMBERING - Jason Lawrence, a firefighter/paramedic with the Los Angeles Fire Department, and his 12-year-old son, Cody, set up a memorial for firefighters during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Grace Brethren Elementary on Sept. 9 in Simi Valley.

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REMEMBERING – Jason Lawrence, a firefighter/paramedic with the Los Angeles Fire Department, and his 12-year-old son, Cody, set up a memorial for firefighters during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Grace Brethren Elementary on Sept. 9 in Simi Valley.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence at Reagan Library

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence delivered a speech to a full house at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Sept. 8 in Simi Valley. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers NATIONAL POLITICS - Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence delivers his speech to a full house at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Sept. 8 in Simi Valley.

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NATIONAL POLITICS – Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence delivers his speech to a full house at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Sept. 8 in Simi Valley.

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Ready, set, jump!

Three local women may be retired and, chronologically, members of the senior citizen set, but their young-at-heart spirits have spurred them to take part in myriad adventures, the latest being tandem skydiving.

Last week, Agoura Hills residents Judy Watson and Sylvia Duitz, and their mahjong partner Bobbe Newman from Woodland Hills, jumped from planes and landed in an empty field in rural Somis after a quick flight from Camarillo Airport, fulfilling yet another item on their bucket lists. Read Stephanie Bertholdo’s story here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HAVING A BLAST - Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Matt Lajeunesse, left, and Sylvia Duitz, 80 of Agoura Hills prepare to land at the drop zone in Somis while sky diving on Sept. 1.

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HAVING A BLAST – Sky Dive Coastal California instructor Matt Lajeunesse, left, and Sylvia Duitz, 80 of Agoura Hills prepare to land at the drop zone in Somis while sky diving on Sept. 1.

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Salesian vs Calabasas football: Week 1

Calabasas defeated Salesian on Sept. 2 35-26 at Calabasas High School. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Calabasas' Keyshawn Johnson Jr. makes a leaping catch over Salesian's Sean Kelly for a touchdown in the second quarter of their game on Sept. 2 at Calabasas High School.

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Calabasas’ Keyshawn Johnson Jr. makes a leaping catch over Salesian’s Sean Kelly for a touchdown in the second quarter of their game on Sept. 2 at Calabasas High School.

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Rio Mesa vs Camarillo football: Week 0

Photos from the annual Rio Mesa vs Camarillo football game on Aug. 26 at Camarillo High School. Camarillo defeated Rio Mesa, 28-17. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rio Mesa wide receiver Jacob Carbajal attempts to make a catch he falls backwards while Camarillo's Sam Balentine watches during their game on Aug. 26 at Adolfo Camarillo High School. Carbajal was ruled out of bounds.

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Rio Mesa wide receiver Jacob Carbajal attempts to make a catch he falls backwards while Camarillo’s Sam Balentine watches during their game on Aug. 26 at Adolfo Camarillo High School. Carbajal was ruled out of bounds.

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Summer wild art

While driving around Moorpark last Saturday looking for wild art, I came across brothers Gavin and Ben Karna selling lemonade at a corner stand. The boys were raising funds for a future trip to the Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LEMONADE! - Ben Karna, 9, holds a sign advertising lemonade for sale at his stand in Moorpark on July 30.

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LEMONADE! – Ben Karna, 9, holds a sign advertising lemonade for sale at his stand in Moorpark on July 30.

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Rally for Simi Valley Police

A rally for local law enforcement was held on July 29 at the Simi Valley Police station. Around 200 residents walked from Lemon Park to the station in support of SVPD.  Similar rally’s were held in Camarillo, Ventura and Moorpark. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers BLUE FOR YOU - Children hold a banner supporting law enforcement as they walk to the Simi Valley Police Station from Lemon Park on July 29 in Simi Valley. A couple hundred residents wore blue shirts and held signs to support local law enforcement.

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BLUE FOR YOU – Children hold a banner supporting law enforcement as they walk to the Simi Valley Police Station from Lemon Park on July 29 in Simi Valley. A couple hundred residents wore blue shirts and held signs to support local law enforcement.

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Spaghetti crossing

High school students attending summer engineering classes at California Lutheran University built bridges out of spaghetti. The goal of the event was to see which group’s bridge could hold the most weight. Water bottles were used in a basket below the bridge. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers WINNER OF BRIDGE CONTEST - Colin Bernstein, 15, left, of Sierra Canyon School and Spencer Hylen, 17, of Viewpoint School carefully add another bottle of water to their bridge during the  annual Spaghetti Bridge-Breaking Ceremony at California Lutheran University on July 22 in Thousand Oaks.

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WINNER OF BRIDGE CONTEST – Colin Bernstein, 15, left, of Sierra Canyon School and Spencer Hylen, 17, of Viewpoint School carefully add another bottle of water to their bridge during the annual Spaghetti Bridge-Breaking Ceremony at California Lutheran University on July 22 in Thousand Oaks.

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Dance brings back moves of Victorian era

Wearing a reproduction of a striped day dress from the year 1867, Laura Beraha channeled a lady from the Victorian era during a calico ball put on by the Simi Valley Vintage Dance Society.

“What I like about the time period is people dressed prettily and they knew how to behave; they had nice manners,” the 68-year-old West Hills resident said. “Everybody’s so polite . . . people dress to the teeth in period clothing and they are all very, very nice.” Read the rest of the story here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LEARNING NEW STEPS - Dance instructor Tom Willson, right, helps Nya Cain, 11, of Chatsworth learn to dance during a Victorian dance hosted by the Simi Valley Vintage Dance Society on July 15 at the Simi Valley Senior Center.

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LEARNING NEW STEPS – Dance instructor Tom Willson, right, helps Nya Cain, 11, of Chatsworth learn to dance during a Victorian dance hosted by the Simi Valley Vintage Dance Society on July 15 at the Simi Valley Senior Center.

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Coppers and Choppers at Camarillo Airport

The annual Coppers and Choppers was held on July 16 at the Camarillo Airport. The event brings a variety of sheriff’s equipment for kids (and adults) to look up close and raises funds for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FUTURE PILOT? - William Rowley, 3, of Moorpark talks with Dep. Lee Chapman, a crew chief with the Ventura County Sheriff's aviation unit, as he sits in one of the department's helicopters during the annual Coppers and Choppers event at the Camarillo Airport on July 16 in Camarillo.

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FUTURE PILOT? – William Rowley, 3, of Moorpark talks with Dep. Lee Chapman, a crew chief with the Ventura County Sheriff’s aviation unit, as he sits in one of the department’s helicopters during the annual Coppers and Choppers event at the Camarillo Airport on July 16 in Camarillo.

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Sherwood fire burns 78 acres in Thousand Oaks

Photos from the Sherwood Fire on July 13 in Thousand Oaks. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers KEEPING AN EYE ON THE FIRE - Firefighters from the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area watch the east flank of the Sherwood Fire burn on July 13 in Thousand Oaks.

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KEEPING AN EYE ON THE FIRE – Firefighters from the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area watch the east flank of the Sherwood Fire burn on July 13 in Thousand Oaks.

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Westlake High School Graduation 2016

Photos from Westlake High’s commencement ceremony on June 9. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Mitchell Klein smiles following commencement at Westlake High School on June 9.

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Mitchell Klein smiles following commencement at Westlake High School on June 9.

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