Westlake Village honors its volunteers

Three Westlake Village residents have been recognized by the City Council for their contributions to the community. Neil Ticktin was awarded Citizen of the Year; Agoura High School senior Andrew Schmidt, Youth of the Year; and Doris Rufener, Older American of the Year. Ticktin’s many volunteer roles include the Triunfo YMCA father/child programs. He served as chief of the Indian […]


THURS., MAY 15 Acoustic Music Club Camarillo Acoustic Music Club meets 7 to 11 p.m., private home. Beginner to expert musicians. Guests welcome to play or listen. T.J. Zeiler, (805) 482-0029, www.Songmakers.org. Good Food And Brew Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce hosts Food, Wine and Microbrew Festival, Westfield Promenade, corner Erwin and Topanga Canyon boulevards, Woodland Hills. Local restaurants, wineries, […]

Marmonte League well represented in Division I softball bracket

Expectations are high for area softball teams heading into Friday’s first round of the CIFSouthern Section playoffs. In Division I, five schools from the eight-team Marmonte League made the postseason, including topseeded and undefeated Simi Valley High (27-0). The Tri-Valley League has four teams in the Division III bracket, with three local squads making the cut- Oak Park, Oaks Christian […]

Pony all star game on Sunday

Agoura Pony Baseball will host its National All Stars game on Sun., May 18 at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas. “This is a day where the top kids from each team get together, have fun and get recognized for their outstanding play and efforts on the field,” said Mark Smith, Agoura Pony Baseball’s Mustang League national division director. Games […]

Defining the word ‘leader’

For many months now we’ve listened to debates about who should lead the country and why. But there’s another debate going on too, one that isn’t focused so much on who should lead, but how they should do it. And many people, like me, are asking “What exactly does it mean to be a ‘leader’ anyway?” There seems to be […]

Snakes alive, it’s rattler season again

An abundance of rattlesnakes is keeping rattlesnake wrangler Bo Slyapich and local veterinarians busy this spring. “I thought last year was real bad with lots of rattlesnakes, but this year is a whole lot worse,” said Slyapich. He doesn’t know what’s caused the increase in rattlesnake encroachment on human territory, he said, but in his 45 years of protecting people […]

Students turn trash into treasure

Anderson named vice president

Santa Barbara Bank & Trust Private Wealth Management has appointed Daniel Anderson as senior vice president and regional market manager. He will serve the region from Westlake Village to Beverly Hills. Anderson’s responsibilities include the management of the Westlake Village Private Wealth Office and private wealth marketing in South Ventura and Los Angeles regions. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science […]

Oak Park lacrosse team wraps up winning season

New environment, nearly the same results. Although this past season was the first time the Oak Park High lacrosse team was affiliated with the school- as opposed to playing as a nonaffiliated club team- the Eagles continued to have success in the sport. Last week Oak Park lost 8-7 in five overtimes to Palos Verdes in the semifinals of the […]

Dark comedy in Malibu

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