160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Among dozens of attractions, the events included lectures on Chumash culture, a film about a Japanese-internment camp, a lecture on the Harry Potter books, demonstrations by drummers and martial artists, along with flamenco dancing and Cajun music. MOORPARK – The 16th annual Multicultural Day at Moorpark College included everything from what the Bible teaches us about nutrition to the history of the boomerang. The event focusing on diversity was held Wednesday to promote global understanding through presentations and performances about various cultures and arts. Vendors offered ethnic foods. Some faculty members allowed students to attend several of the events in lieu of going to class. Local kindergarten-through-12th-grade schools, as well as nearby colleges, were invited to bring their students to see and hear music, dance, drama and lectures.
“I told (the Monsoons), I know it hurts now, it might hurt for a couple weeks, but I promise you, the pain does go away,” Chan said of the team’s first league loss in a decade. “If we win out, we’ll be 11-1, they’ll be 11-1, but we’ll be the top seed because we beat them in the second round. We still control our own destiny, and that’s all we ask.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pregnant and due just about any day during the recent Suburban League slate, Marcroft had said that she just wanted her new baby to allow her to coach Friday’s match against Mayfair, the dominant league team with 113 consecutive league victories. But first-year assistant coach Christine Kim was informed during the junior varsity match Friday that she would sit in as coach because Marcroft was going into labor, and the thoroughly inspired Dons swept the Monsoons 25-18, 25-21, 38-36. “I graduated just two years ago, we’ve been trying to do this since I first started playing,” Kim said of her days as a Dons player. “It’s just something you don’t hear about, you don’t hear about Cerritos beating Mayfair, even taking a game.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Alison Marcroft was determined to do two things this season: coach the Cerritos High girls volleyball team to a win against Mayfair, and be there to see it happen. One out of two isn’t bad. In fact, Marcroft may well remember Friday’s events for the rest of her life. Cerritos (6-0 Suburban League) trailed 18-15 in the first game, then went on a 10-0 run to take momentum into Game 2. The Dons led 20-13, but Mayfair (8-8, 5-1) made it 20-19 before the Dons again pulled away. “We won this for (Marcroft), she wanted it so bad,” Cerritos senior outside hitter Kristy Trimble said. Cerritos had match point at 24-21 in Game 3, but first-year Mayfair coach Zac Chan called timeout and sent his players back out to tie the game at 24-24. The two teams then traded points from a 24-24 tie until it was 36-36, with opposing senior outside hitters Jill Sorem for Mayfair and Cerritos’ Kristy Trimble playing major roles. Finally, Cerritos won, though the Monsoons can still end up with the league’s top playoff seed if they beat the Dons in the season’s final match Nov. 3.