2008-07-24

Westlake High student to star in upcoming ‘Scooby Doo’film



Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft is leaving Westlake Village this summer for a jaunt to Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada to star as Velma in the new “Scooby Doo” movie. The 17-year-old is excited about playing Velma, a character she relates to for her energy and her analytical skills. “I think her brain moves a little faster than her mouth and body,” […]

New PFC president shows many talents

Artist, runner, volunteer, mom

Andrea McNeill-Levy will be the new president of the A.C. Stelle Middle School Parent Faculty Club this fall. Volunteering her time at the Calabasas middle school isn’t the only passion for this Woodland Hills mother of four. McNeill-Levy is also an artist whose works are now on display at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Born in Santa Monica, McNeill-Levy […]

Agoura Pinto squad secures section title



DIAMOND DANDIES- The Agoura PONY Baseball Pinto A All-Star team won the North Region Coast Section tournament by beating Ventura Coast. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Marty Shargel, Cooper Miller, Cole Spooner, Daniel Steinzeig, Tyler Uberstine, Andy Sain, Trent Haines and Grant Uberstine. Middle row: Brendan Woods, Jack Aldrich, Nick Reeder and Brett Candioty. Back row: Agoura […]

Calabasas Library hosts free Green Garden presentation



The Calabasas Library will host a free Green Garden presentation by Lili Singer of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants on 4 p.m. Tues., July 29 at the library’s new address, 200 Civic Center Drive. The program highlights easy to grow, drought-resistant native plants for home landscape, including: Twelve Months of Color, butterfly and bird favorites, […]

Slater the world’s top athlete



Upon seeing the title to the article regarding the “world’s most dominant athlete,” I expected to be reading yet another column that left out Kelly Slater. The beauty of your argument has to be that it was published the very day Kelly won his fourth event in 2008. While it may be statistically possible for someone else to win, Kelly […]

Wildlife center gathers for 10th anniversary



California Wildlife Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a “Way Wild” fundraiser Sun., Aug. 10 at Gull’s Way Estate in Malibu. The fundraiser will include wine tasting, cuisine from top chefs and Malibu restaurants, children’s activities, intuitive readings and healing sessions, and silent and live auctions. Entertainment will be provided by Elettra Blu, Maureena and the Maniac Cadillac Band, […]

The A.C. Stelle mission statement



“During the middle school years, students embark on a challenging adventure filled with development and change. We at A.C. Stelle Middle School are dedicated to the goal of academic excellence, as well as the personal and social development of all students. We guide our students to become responsible citizens, effective communicators, cooperative workers, and critical thinkers so that they can […]

Adopt a pe



The Ventura County Camarillo Animal Shelter in partnership with Rescue Me Inc. will hold their fourth annual “DogGone, CataStrophic Hugs, Slurps and Slobbers” event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., July 27 at the shelter, 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo. The event is free and will include a silent auction and raffle drawings, vendor and rescue organization booths, live music […]

New members join YMCA board



The Southeast Ventura County YMCA has added three new members to its board of directors: Andrew Wright, Jim Carper and Risa Littman. Members serve three-year terms. Wright is vice president and senior private banker with Wells Fargo Bank in Westlake Village. He grew up on the East Coast where his family was active in the Y. “The YMCA is a […]

Presidential politics gone to the dogs



Sen. Obama and his family have said that, win or lose, they are going to add a dog to their family after the election this November. Thats a great idea. But I hope they decide to adopt one from their local shelter. Why? Because as long as people still buy their pets from pet stores and commercial breeders, millions of […]


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