Calabasas wrestlers put up a fight at Newbury Park Tournament

NOT FOR LACK OF EFFORT-Calabasas High’s Julian Jazayeri, on top, battles Rio Mesa High’s Albert Candido during last weekend’s Newbury Park Wrestling Tournament. Candido defeated Jazayeri in the 119-pound final. Royal High won the team title, with Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Hueneme rounding out the top four spots.

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For sheer drama addicts (and particularly Anglophiles who love the likes of “Vera Drake” and “Mrs. Brown”), “The Queen” may be a character study that’s hard to beat. This mildly humorous, deadly serious docudrama stars Helen Mirren in the title role as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II-the detached, oblivious and arguably obsolete puppet ruler of a world power. It’s a […]

Abusing the environment

The midterm elections are over. The carnage of the illegitimate war in Iraq with its “mission accomplished” proudly announced on national television on May 1, 2003, still continues its chaotic march into madness. George W. is still the despot leader of our nation. Al Gore’s cinematized warning of global warming has been conveniently forgotten. Our suffering planet keeps spinning. So […]

Stacy Richardson

Stacy Richardson of Dilbeck Realtors and Christie’s Great Estates have completed the sale of Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti’s ranch in Hidden Valley, Calif. The property consists of 38.5 acres with a main house, guest cottage and a pool house. The private grounds are laced with tropical bamboo plants, palms, ancient oak trees, a koi pond and horse facilities. With […]

New hotel all decked out

TREE TRIMMING–Westlake Women’s Club members Jule Hopkins, left, and Claudette Davies, Westlake Village residents, are caught checking the ornate tree decorations before the start of the Westlake Women’s Club luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel. See story on page 24A.

Boutique opens

The Point Dume Marine Science School will host Jingle Bell Rock ‘n’ Shop Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9 in the school auditorium and atrium at 6955 Fernhill Drive, Malibu. Call (310) 457-9370.

Breast cancer group hosts holiday party

Westlake Village After Breast Cancer support group will host a potluck holiday party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 14 at Commercial Capital Bank, 973 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Included will be an exchange of gifts costing between $10 and $15. For more information, call Sandy Cohen at (818) 707-6440.

Paul Vargo reaches the pinnacle of CLU intramural dodgeball

For Paul Vargo, it doesn’t get any sweeter than this. The hard work, the dedication, it all paid off during last week’s intramural dodgeball championship at the Soiland Recreation Center on the campus of California Lutheran University. “I’m going to Disneyland!” exclaimed Vargo, following his team’s 3-1 victory over Patches O’Houlihan in the final. “It’s bigger than the Super Bowl. […]

Play sheds light on the environment

AHOY MATES-The Westlake Village Library and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District present “A Boatload of Trouble” for area children at the library last week. The production explains ways to preserve the water supply and take care of the environment.

Pearl Harbor Day must never be forgotten

For many Americans, Dec. 7, 1941 is a date that will never be forgotten. President Franklin Roosevelt called it a “date which will live in infamy.” On a quiet Sunday morning in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii exactly 65 years ago, forces from the Japanese fleet launched a sneak attack on the heart of the American Navy. For the United States, the […]

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