Building owner can do as she pleases

I think it is high time to redesign our flag from red, white and blue, dropping the white and blue and substituting a hammer and sickle for the stars. There seems to be a continuous discussion why Diane Salerno leased the Stage Door Theatre building to someone else and why she didn’t allow the old renters to match the new […]

Kids brave open house

SKY RIDE—Below left, William Taumkin of Malibu and Matthew Isaac of Agoura Hills team up with a partner and zip along a rescue wire toward the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station radio tower during an open house last weekend. Left, Alec Hartman of Calabasas gets to sit inside a sheriff’s helicopter. The event gave families a chance to meet the Lost […]

Las Vegas night fundraiser on Oct. 5

A “Las Vegas Cool” fundraiser to benefit Hospice of the Conejo will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sun., Oct. 5 at Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. Proceeds will help Hospice of the Conejo provide programs that give comfort and dignity to those with a life-threatening illness. The event will include food, music and Vegas games. For ticket […]

Last week’s top performers

Calabasas defense: The Coyotes were rock-solid during last week’s 23-13 home win against Hueneme. CHS logged five interceptions in the contest, including two by Matt Baynard, and didn’t allow Hueneme to complete a pass until the fourth quarter. Lance Martin, head coach, Calabasas: Martin becomes the first head coach to make our top performers list after guiding the Coyotes to […]

American Girl Day coming to The Lakes

American Girl Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks. The family friendly event, co-hosted by Pardee Homes and American Girl, will feature the Kit’s Home on Abbott Place playhouse, part of the Project Playhouse HomeAid fundraiser. Madison Davenport, who played Ruthie in “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,” will make […]

Defending school teacher retirement

Julie Freeman of Calabasas writes that “Our state borrows money each year . . . to pay for teachers’ retirement benefits we can afford to pay out.” Let me set the record straight. Public school teachers, as well as school administrators, fund their own retirement plan, with an 8 percent contribution from all school-based income. That is a greater contribution […]

Train wreck spurs politicians to action

In the two weeks since the Metrolink crash that killed 25— the majority of whom were Simi Valley and Moorpark residents— local and state politicians have taken action to make train travel safer. A Metrolink passenger train collided with a Union Pacific freight train traveling in the opposite direction on the same track Sept. 12 after the Metrolink engineer, Robert […]


THURS., SEPT. 25 English Roses Ventura County Rose Society meets at Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Celebration of members’ roses 7 p.m. Program 7:30 p.m. Suzanne Horn gives PowerPoint presentation on David Austin and romance of English roses. Visitors welcome. Contact: Janet Time: 6:30 PM Phone: 818.993.6622 Date: 9/25/2008 FRI., […]

Wilk makes it 18 straight tourney titles

Golf amateur Leslie Wilk, 53, of Agoura Hills has won the Woodland Hills Country Club Women’s Golf Championship for the 18th consecutive year. Wilk scored 78, 79 and 83 with four birdies on the women’s par72 course known for its tight fairways and small greens. Wilk also recently won the 2008 Los Angeles Women’s Senior Championship held at Rancho Park. […]

Free horse conformation clinic scheduled

A free horse conformation clinic hosted by Thoroughbred Owners of California will be held at 10 a.m. Sat., Oct. 11 at Clockers’ Corner, Santa Anita Racetrack, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Participants will meet leading California trainers and get an up-close look of race horses during a tour of the barn. The trainers will cover the basics of racehorse conformation […]