Rockin’ waves attract many local surfers

Advice for parents about car seats

Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of children from ages 1 to 14 and about 50 percent of these deaths involve children under 5 that were unrestrained. The right child seat and the correct use of that seat is the most important mechanism available to protect children during a car crash. But even for parents who do buckle […]

County-wide program will encourage exercise

Eight-week competition to challenge local cities

Through Sat., Jan. 21, community residents and businesses are invited to participate in the inaugural “Ventura County Eight-Week Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.” The event is the brainchild of Ventura County resident Robert Ferguson, a celebrity weight-loss and wellness “guru” and co-author of “Fat That Doesn’t Come Back.” He’s also a columnist for the VC Reporter and Your Health Connection magazine. Ferguson […]

Agoura girls’ water polo team continues to steamroll its opponents

Chargers whip Westlake, 18-8

Game after game, the Agoura Chargers continue to prove they are well deserving of the No. 1 ranking in CIF Division IV girls’ water polo. Consider Agoura’s last three contests—matchups against Moorpark, Calabasas and Westlake. During that stretch, the Chargers have outscored their opponents, 59-11. “We’ve been playing really well,” junior goalie Sara Gralitzer said. “We’ve played in some really […]

Lowe’s endorsed

Lowe’s has been a good neighbor in Rancho Santa Margarita. Not only do they provide a muchneeded home improvement center for our residents, but also are a valuable employer in the community. Of course, they generate sales tax revenue for the city. When it was originally proposed that Lowe’s establish a store in Rancho Santa Margarita, they were just starting […]

Make Your Floor a Showpiece

Sometimes older is better (ask any wine connoisseur). But sometimes, new technology and techniques create a product that is better than the original. That’s the case with wide plank flooring. Prized for its historical charm and weathered patina, wide plank flooring adds warmth and character to any room. “Our floors offer the variations, subtleties and character of traditional flooring, while […]

Neighborhood watch offers safety tips

Several law enforcement professionals shared ideas on neighborhood safety at a recent meeting of the Westlake Ranch Property Owners Association. Richard Harrison, one of the meeting’s hosts and an Los Angeles Police Department reserve specialist, reported a troubling rise in property crimes in portions of Westlake during the last three months, including vandalism, several garage and vehicle burglaries, and underage […]

Reminder on pet etiquette in parklands

Generally speaking, within all Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA), and most National Park Service parkland in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, dogs are permitted on leash under the owner’s immediate control, which means the degree of control required to prevent any uninvited contact between the dog and any person. Park visitors are urged […]

Celebrating nutrition’s unsung heroe

While “superfoods” like blueberries, tomatoes and spinach have achieved the nutrition equivalent of celebrity status, other fruits and vegetables generate little excitement and even confusion. The researchers and scientists at the Dole Nutrition Institute took another look at several foods commonly regarded as “nutrition zeroes” and found out that some of them are actually “nutrition heroes.” Here is a list […]

Westlake boys’ basketball squad struggles against Thousand Oaks

The rivalry game was a rout from the opening tipoff to the final whistle. After racing out to an 11-0 lead in the first quarter of Monday night’s contest at Westlake, the Thousand Oaks boys’ basketball team cruised to a 78-52 win over the Warriors in the first of two Marmonte League matchups between the schools this season. Junior forward […]