Agoura girls win CIF water polo title in a thriller

TEARS OF JOY- Emily Schmachtenberger left, and Carly Clark embrace following last weekend’s 11-10 victory over Laguna Beach in the CIF Div. II championship. The Chargers had lost in the finals the two previous years. See story on page 42A.

Day of wine tasting, jazz at Pierce College

Los Angeles Pierce Symphonic Winds will host the second annual wine tasting, “A Day Without Wine Is Like a Day Without Sunshine,” at 5:30 p.m. Sun., March 4 at Pierce College Campus Center. The event will feature the L.A. Winds Jazz Ensemble. Tasters must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $30 for subscribers, $40 general admission. Payment will […]

Students honored for essays, art, poetry on tolerance

AWARD -WINNING- Several students from Oak Park High School are honored at a recent OPUSD school board meeting for their winning essays, poetry and artwork submitted for the school’s Tolerance Week. Front row from left, students Calvin Fong, Lilith Wu, Dani Gold and Breann Martin. Back row, board members Mary Rees, Cindy Vincon, Jan Iceland, Jim Kalember and Dr. Tony […]

Cutting-edge ballplayer

Westlake shortstop Cutter Dykstra is poised for a breakout season

Bigger, stronger, faster and, he hopes, better. Since the conclusion of his sophomore season, Westlake High’s Cutter Dykstra has worked nonstop to perfect his skills on the baseball diamond. From competing in last summer’s Area Code Games in Long Beach- a collection of some of the finest high school talent in the nation- to a workout regimen that helped him […]

Maverick Award goes to Michael Madsen

The Method Fest independent film festival will present Michael Madsen the 2007 Maverick Award for his contribution to cinema, his commitment to independent film and his versatility as an actor, producer and writer. The award will be presented at the festival’s Sneak Preview Party at 7 p.m. tonight, March 1 at Pierce College’s Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theater by […]

Barry Groveman, Dennis Washburn

I have never been prouder to be a resident of Calabasas. Barry Groveman and Dennis Washburn and our other City Council members put on the ballot the successful initiative to permanently protect open space in Calabasas. They also followed the lead of UCLA and have banned the toxic polystyrene “to go” containers that pollute our streams, creeks and local beaches. […]

Expanded Backyard Mountain And Sunset Views

This house has easy access to beaches and the 101 Freeway. It also features high ceilings, open floor plan, tile flooring, lower level master bedroom and private patio, center island granite kitchen, stainless steel appliances, large secondary bedrooms, expanded backyard, mountain and sunset views. The home overlooks Triunfo Creek and across the street there is a national recreation area. For […]

Malibou Lake becoming a destination for dirt

Urban runoff threatens mountain community

The bucolic, awayfromitall mountain lifestyle of the 130 Malibou Lake residents doesn’t come cheap. But it’s not the high price of real estate that is at the root of homeowner discontent. The private community is at the center of lake-choking urban runoff. The water, sediment and trash from neighboring areas, including Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and the Santa Monica Mountains, […]

Homes needed for TV show

Producers looking for houses with a history

“If Walls Could Talk,” a s e r i e s a i r e d Sundays on HGTV, will be in the Los Angeles area to film homes with “intriguing pasts, unusual stories and valuable objects found inside,” according to the show’s publicist. I t s e i g h t h s e a s o n w […]

Senior Retreat offers college scholarships

The Agoura Hills Senior Retreat is offering $1,000 “Seniors to Seniors” scholarships to 12thgraders from Oak Park and Agoura high schools. To qualify, students must write an essay about what their grandparents mean to them. A winner will be chosen from each school. For more information, call (818) 991-3544.