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WHS alumnus a lauded lensman



He used to be known as the kid with a camera. Jacob Moscovitch is a 2017 Westlake High School alumnus, 2021 Missouri School of Journalism graduate and a nationally recognized photojournalist. With freelance projects for The New York Times, NPR, Vox Magazine and Getty Images, the 22-year-old is building a reputation as a compelling visual storyteller. In February he was […]

YMCA returns to in-person gala

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA is back live and will host its fourth annual gala Sat., Sept. 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. This year’s theme is “Imagine.” The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature cocktails, entertainment, live and silent auctions, four-course dinner and after-party. The YMCA will honor Chuck and Melinda Carmichael, longtime residents […]

Survival swim lessons can save the life of a child of any age

Toddlers are especially curious about pools


Kim O’Brine laughs as she guides 2½-year-old Wrenley Comer through the pool. It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in Camarillo, and O’Brine is teaching the toddler how to float and swim, encouraging her to imitate a starfish before reaching for a bright pink octopus a few feet away. O’Brine makes the lesson enjoyable and engaging, but she knows that the skills […]

Bridal show offers displays, vendors, prizes

Aug. 1 premiere will be in Westlake Village

The 39th Bridal Premiere will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Couples can often save time and money by visiting with local wedding professionals in one location at an event that offers ideas, expert advice and prizes. This season’s grand prize drawings include a […]

Rancho Simi Rec and Park honors director

Wayne Nakaoka, the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District’s director of planning and maintenance, was recently honored as the Employee of the Year by the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts. The association is a nonprofit organization representing special recreation and park districts throughout California. Nakaoka has been employed with the regional park district for more than 35 years. […]

Holy Spicoli—it’s Fast Times in Oak Park

Buttonwood bids good buddy goodbye

Learn facts of Medicare

Senior Concerns will present a virtual community seminar titled “Medicare Basics: What You Need to Know” from 3 to 4 p.m. Tues., Aug. 17 on Zoom. The seminar leader is Audrey Darrett, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program manager, Ventura County Area Agency on Aging. The seminar will cover three areas: Medicare basics and signing up; parts and paths of […]

Westlake Village community supports family battling cancer



When Sam and Andrea Covert moved their family to Westlake Village from Miami in 2016, they didn’t know anyone in the area. After their son Sammy was diagnosed with leukemia, they quickly learned the city takes care of its own. “When he got diagnosed, we started trying to figure out what happened. . . . Was it something in the […]

Agoura book program taps Lee Goldberg as 2021 feature author

New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg has been named the City of Agoura Hills One City One Book 2021 author. Goldberg is a novelist, TV writer, and TV producer whose work has been nominated for many honors including both Edgar and Shamus awards. His novel, “Lost Hills,” is a story that takes the reader through neighborhoods on many of […]


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