Storyteller coming to library

Storytelling will be featured during the Presidents’ Day Celebration event at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 16 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Jim Woodard, a storyteller-writer from Ventura, will present the two programs. Woodard, who’s been the resident storyteller at the library since 1995, describes the opening story as "a spooky […]

Seminar set for women in construction

The Simi/Conejo Chapter No. 254 of the National Association of Women in Construction will present a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Fri., Feb. 20 at Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Seminar topics include "Employee Relations—New Legislation," presented by Jeanne Flaherty of Employer’s Legal Advisor, Inc., and "Small Business Development/Certification," presented […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

Quick Take Bud Selig says new Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has all the money necessary to make them a champion. If that’s so, then why is his purchase of the team one of the most leveraged buy-outs in sports history? The Dodgers haven’t won a playoff game since 1988. They were sub-par, on average, during Peter O’Malley’s last 10 years […]

Measure E totally justified

Measure E totally justified The parcel tax proposed for the Las Virgenes schools is justified on social, educational and even economic grounds. The quality of Las Virgenes schools is universally acknowledged. The educators, parents and students of Las Virgenes are rightfully proud of the quality of the program in this school district. We have all participated in making this district […]

Calabasan gets a shot at sports anchor on ESPN


Calabasas resident Aaron Levine, 21, will participate in ESPN’s upcoming reality series "Dream Job," a show that seems to be a sports announcer’s version of "American Idol." Levine, who longs to be a professional TV sports anchor, will compete in various sports broadcaster-related tasks with 12 other up-and-comers from around the country to win a one-year on-the-air contract with ESPN […]

Veterans’ funerals can include military honors

Many vets would
prefer a funeral with
military honors

Many vets would prefer a funeral with military honors America has one last accolade in store for many members of the greatest generation: a veteran’s funeral with military honors. For many veterans, such a funeral is a solemn last wish, and it is available upon request, courtesy of the U.S. government. The three basic elements of a veteran’s funeral are […]

Dole announces management change

Dole announces management change Dole Food Company, Inc. of Westlake Village announced that its chairman of the board and chief executive officer, David Murdock, has assumed the duties of Dole’s president and chief operating officer. Former president Lawrence Kern said he would take an early retirement to pursue "other interests." "Larry Kern has been a real contributor to Dole since […]

Warriors win soccer title

Ashley Jones, a senior who will play at Notre Dame next year, scored a goal and had three assists as the Westlake girls’ soccer team, coached by Frank Marino, beat Newbury Park, 5-0, in a game played at Newbury Park last Friday. Sophomores Rebekah Olin, Michelle Larson and Leah Elliot and Kylie McDonald, a freshman, all scored goals as Westlake […]

AHS student body president endorses

Measure E

AHS student body president endorses As an interested student, I am writing to express my support for the Las Virgenes School District’s Measure E on the March 2 ballot. As a student currently in the system, I can fully appreciate how the educational experience would be severely diminished if this tax does not pass. Following is a list of probable […]