Drama showcases blue collar life

HOOSIER HYSTERIA- Theatre Lab students Alex Posey, Kelsey Smith, Smyth Campbell, Danielle Murray and Michael Stahler rehearse Matt Williams’ play “Between Daylight and Boonville.” The play takes place in a trailer park in a southern Indiana coal mining town when an accident brings the miners’ wives together. The play will be presented at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Fri., Aug. 11 at […]

In a land down under

Alan Rose, director of Westlake High School’s choral music department, was a man with a dream. After visiting Australia with the high school’s band several years ago, he was determined to return to Australia with members of his choral music program-and have them perform in the Sydney Opera House. Rose’s tenacity paid off this year. From July 16 to 30 […]

Mustang stars ride into the sunset

WHAT A GREAT SUMMER-The Agoura Pony Baseball Mustang All-Stars celebrate their 2006 Zone and Region championships. Their flag, along with the team’s Section championship banner, will fly proudly at the Pony Baseball Lupin Hill fields in Calabasas. Front row from left: Jason Gilliam, Jake Juels, Chase Lambert, Jack Johnson, Jack Barmasse and Carson Caccamisse. Middle row: Henry Baker, Matthew Byer, […]

State warns residents about rodent disease

The death of a 52-year-old man earlier this month from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a disease spread by rodents, has prompted State Public Health Officer Dr. Mark Horton to remind Californians entering cabins, trailers and other buildings infested with rodents to take precautions to prevent exposure to the virus that causes the disease. The Los Angeles County man was exposed to […]

Furry friend auctioned to help seniors

DARLING DOGGIE- Susan Schramm of Thousand Oaks and Maureen Turley of Simi Valley meet Sweet Charity, a 10-week-old Maltese who was donated for live auction by BuenaVista Hospice during Senior Concerns’ 21st annual Ultimate Dining Experience at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel on Sunday. The gala of gourmet wine and food is the nonprofit organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Westlake Lutheran Chuch announces services

Westlake Lutheran Church at 2630A Townsgate Road hosts worship services every Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Childcare is provided all morning. For more information, call (805) 497-4888 or go to www.westlakelutheran.com.

Skatepark is open on Wednesdays through August

Gateway Church in Agoura Hills invites the community to attend the church’s Uturn skatepark every Wednesday throughout August. The fee is $5 for a 5 to 8 p.m. skate session. All money will go to repairing/rebuilding the sports facility. For more information, call Justin at (818) 889-4147, ext. 13 or go to www.uturnizm.com.

Wood Flooring Goes ‘Green’

Home building has gone green. Environmentally conscience consumers are driving builders and home product manufacturers to emphasize environmental responsibility. Even products like hardwood flooring that might not seem to lend themselves to a “green” lifestyle – are getting an environment-friendly makeover. “For some people, it’s understandably hard to imagine how you can cut down an old growth pine or hardwood […]

A.C. Stelle access altered

The city of Calabasas will no longer allow motorists to enter or leave A.C. Stelle Middle School by way of Paul Revere Drive, which is on the other side of Mulholland Highway, directly across from the school. The city already has installed traffic signs to direct motorists to turn onto Mulholland Highway. Drivers may use the highway’s hundreds of feet […]

Pomegranate juice may slow prostate cancer

UCLA study involved 50 men

Drinking an 8-ounce glass of pomegranate juice daily increased by nearly four times the period during which PSA levels in men treated for prostate cancer remained stable, a three year UCLA study has found. The study involved 50 men who had undergone surgery or radiation but quickly experienced increases in prostate-specific antigen or PSA, a biomarker that indicates the presence […]

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