July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Photographer gets a charge

BOLT ON—Beth Block-Weiss of Calabasas, who is now living and working in Manhattan, shot this photo with her iPhone during a July 2 electrical storm in New York City. More...

Health & Wellness

Remembering Family

FREE AT LAST— Buena Vista Hospice Care Inc. celebrated its ninth annual Remembrance Ceremony by releasing 1,000 butterflies at Triunfo Community Park in Westlake Village on July 12. More...

Bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

On July 10, the Ventura County Environmental Health Division received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health that one wild bird collected in the City of Ventura by the EHD on July 1 tested positive for an infection of West Nile More...

Run for a cure

Theinaugural805Dash4ACure5K/10Kfunrunwilltake place Sat., Aug. 2 at Road Runner Sports, 1714 Newbury Road, Newbury Park. Proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fund cancer research and patient services. More...

Schools

Student car and business buffs compete nationally

Calabasas High School is proud of two student groups that have made their mark in various competitions. More...

Longtime Viewpoint head to focus on school’s education foundation

Dworkoski to raise school’s profile —and money

Viewpoint School recently announced that its headmaster of 28 years, Dr. Robert J. Dworkoski, will focus his efforts from now on as president of the Viewpoint Educational Foundation. More...

Ready for tomorrow

STUDENTS ON THE RISE—Karen Malataesta, center, director of the Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes Future Foundation, introduces students Madeline Lee, left, from Agoura High and Emily Harari from Calba More...

Pets

Pet of the week

SWEET BOY—Louie is a white-and-tan colored shorthaired Chihuahua mix, altered male, about 4 years old. He starts out shy but warms up quickly. He is quiet and calm. More...

California Wildlife Center to the rescue

On June 18 the California Wildlife Center received a call that a large raptor was being hand-fed at a golf course in Malibu. Somebody was able to give food to a wild raptor? What? More...

Family

Life coach, educator with tips for raising kids

I have heard many people exclaim, “ Why isn’t there a class for parents? More...

Boaters feel the Spirt

RE-PETE WINNER—Peter Caraveo and his daughter Jade, left, in their boat “Re-Pete,” which took home thefirst prize for Best Decorated Boat at the Westlake Village Yacht Club’s Fourth of July celebration. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JULY 17 Charity Bingo Luncheon 11 a.m. at Alexander’s restaurant, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura Harbor. Luncheon at noon. Play bingo for prizes. Proceeds go to charities. Admission: $25 prepaid. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. More...

Letters

Take care of the WLV animals

I have to say that I am quite ashamed to call a town home that has already proven to not care about its trees but has also shown me that it can’t be trusted— when permitting a town function—to take the wildlife into consideration. More...

He’s a Dodger fan no more

Thank you Guggenheim Group and TWC. I no longer spend my time sitting in front of the TV watching the Dodgers. I have started doing much more productive things. My backyard is cleaned up. Palm trees and bushes are trimmed. More...

More traffic?

I recently called the Westlake Village city traffic officer regarding the new Target center that is getting ready to open in Westlake. I told the engineer that I noticed that there is no posted speed limit on Russell Ranch Road. More...

Editorials

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Ready, set, shop

Situating large stores close to private homes isn’t the most neighborly thing an urban planner can do. No homeowner wants to live in the shadow of a busy shopping center. More...

Attention shoppers, new Westlake center set to open next week

Some residents overwhelmed by store’s big-box size

Not everyone is excited about the opening of the new Target store in Westlake Village. Some residents of the adjacent Lake Lindero community in Agoura Hills say their homes are being flooded with nighttime security lights from the store. More...

Green light for YMCA and sports park

Plans unveiled, challenges remain

The new regional park and YMCA in Westlake Village— more than a dozen years in the planning and plagued by numerous fundraising challenges— appears to be finally coming together. More...

Community

Building professionals sought in Calabasas

The City of Calabasas is looking for five design/building professionals to volunteer on the city’s Architectural Review Panel. More...

Water rates on the rise in Triunfo Sanitation District service area

Triunfo Sanitation District offi- cials are working to improve aging infrastructure and rebuild depleted reserves for the district, which serves about 30,000 residents in Oak Park, North Ranch, Lake Sherwood, Westlake and portions of Bell Canyon. More...

Gunshot an apparent suicide

The body of a 58-year-old man was found July 10 in a field next to Canwood Street in Agoura Hills, dead from an apparent self- inflicted gunshot to the chest. The body was discovered by city workers at approximately 7:30 a.m. More...

Business

CPA and former IRS agent offers tips to help getfinances in order

The year is half over and savvy people are making financial moves that will improve their 2014 tax picture. The following tips will help. More...

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Sports

The man who would be King

Patrick Newell earns invitation to L.A. Kings hockey development camp

In a quiet suburban community, a hockey puck sails from a backyard into a neighbor’s front lawn across the street. It’s a familiar scene in the Conejo Valley, eh? More...

More than just a runner

Calabasas Coyote boys’ cross country leader eager tofly with pilot’s license

Ben Vertelney is passionate about running and flying. A Calabasas High long-distance specialist, Vertelney is on the verge of receiving his pilot’s license. More...

This team is the Real deal

SOCCER STARS—The Real So Cal U-8 girls’ soccer North Ranch White Team went undefeated and won the Irvine Memorial Soccer Classic. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills Over $3,200 worth of clothing, shoes and accessories were stolen from a car in the 30000 block of Mulholland Hwy. More...

Faith

Agoura church gets a workout

DANCE YOUR SOCKS OFF—Above, Zumba instructor Leslie Robledo of Thousand Oaks leads a dancefitness class for Gateway Church’s Zumba-thon and Family Fun Day on July 13. More...

Speaker series will focus on family

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church in Newbury Park, along with the Miller Family YMCA, is presenting a free summer speaker series focusing on strengthening families and marriages. More...

Our Lady gets a facelift

READY TO DIG IN—Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church celebrates its upcoming renovation with a recent ground-breaking ceremony. More...

On the Town

The Movie Nut

Melissa McCarthy can be a very funny woman, but she’s not ready to drive a car or to carry a movie. And she proves that here. More...

Hollywood comics in town

For the third time, #Hashtag Comedy will bring some of Hollywood’s headlining comics locally for an evening of entertainment under the stars from 8 to 9:30 p.m. More...

See ‘Anthony and Cleopatra’

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will present “Antony and Cleopatra” at 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 18 through Aug. 3 in Kingsmen Park on Regals Way at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Summertime fun Now that summer is here in full force, many of us have dragged out our swimsuits, dusted off the folding beach chairs and spruced up our walking, hiking, running, tennis, dancing and playing shoes so we can dive into this glorious sea More...