Dream of playing in College World Series a reality for local contingent

Three area players in UC Irvine's starting infield

Riding on a bus en route to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., on Monday afternoon, former Westlake High standout and current UC Irvine starting second baseman Cody Cipriano prepared himself for the raucous baseball environment his team was about to descend upon. “I’m going by what the coaches are saying because they’ve all been here before,” said Cipriano, […]

Eat pancakes on Father’s Day

The youth of the church will host a Father’s Day pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. in Alton Hall on Sun., June 17 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The Celebration Singers will perform during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services. For more information, call the church office at (805) 4977884 […]

In poor taste

Sophia Fischer’s report on the fatal accident June 3 in Westlake Village was written in poor taste. We all see people walking daily around Westlake, both with and against traffic. Traffic Sgt. Phillip Brooks’ comments were disrespectful to Mr. Zhang and his family. I am sure that on the day of Mr. Zhang’s death, he did not consider that what […]

Snakes alive! Unusual climate conditions bring out rattlers galore

Buddha, a 9-year-old yellow Lab, was spending a Sunday doing what dogs do in sprawling backyards. After bounding in and out of the nooks and crannies of his Old Agoura yard, Buddha cornered an adult rattlesnake coiled around a planter by the pool. Going nose to forked tongue with a 5-foot rattler as thick as a grown man’s forearm prompted […]

Community yard sale slated

The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., June 16 at 7245 Remmet Ave., Canoga Park. Funds raised will pay for renovations to the club building. For information, call (818) 610-1054.

Calabasas Relay for Life approaches

When Katie Sanchez was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma on her 38th birthday, the thought that immediately crossed her mind was survival. “As a single mother of three daughters, I had no idea how we were going to get through a major medical crisis,” Sanchez said. “I had no intention of dying. I was going to do all that I could […]

County All-Star baseball game a final curtain call for seniors

Oaks Christian's Jason Brooks wins home run contest; West squad prevails over East, 8-3

Friendships were renewed between coaches and among players and new ones were formed before Sunday’s annual Jim Parker EastWest Baseball All-Star Game, played for the first time at George “Sparky” Anderson Field at Ullman Stadium on the Cal Lutheran University campus. The pregame home-run hitting competition was won by East team member Jason Brooks of Oaks Christian. The Dartmouthbound slugger […]

Gardens of the World hosts summer jazz

Gardens of the World will present its fifth annual jazz concert series from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, July 22 through Aug. 26 at 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Parking is available on the boulevard. Attendees may bring blankets or lawn chairs. No smoking, pets or glassware are allowed. +The Randy Aldcroft Little Big Band will perform July […]


Dad’s Day agenda This year will be my fourth Father’s Day as a father. My wife says it’s my day to do whatever I want. And so here’s my schedule for my day to do whatever I want: 10 a.m. Wake up Noon. Get out of bed 12:10 p.m. Think about shaving and showering- ah, maybe later 12:15 p.m. Watch […]

Inaugural Soteras scholarships honor local students

The inaugural Patricia Soteras student scholarship awards were presented last week at the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas by local dignitaries and members of the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. Soteras, who died in October 2006, was the Chamber’s former executive director. She helped build the organization’s membership from 200 five years ago to more than 1,500 today. “There’s a […]

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