Strawberry Festival appoints new director

The all-volunteer executive board of the California Strawberry Festival recently appointed Patrick Mullin to serve as interim volunteer festival director for the 2009 festival. After leaving his position as general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Oxnard, Mullin will begin serving as festival director in January, following the departure of Bonnie Weigel, who recently joined FOOD Share as […]

Grazing into the future for a new park

Goats and sheep will play a role in helping Westlake Village and the Triunfo YMCA get started on their new 30-acre park. On Dec. 10, the City Council voted 31 to approve an agreement with the California Department of Fish and Game for preliminary site clearing of the proposed Westlake Village Community Park. Planned for the north side of Thousand […]

Robotics team to compete internationally

Viewpoint School qualified for the World VEX Robotics Competition scheduled for April This is the first year Viewpoint’s Engineering and Robotics Team has entered the robot-building competition. More than 1,000 teams in 13 countries are participating in qualifying tournaments that will send 200 teams to the championship round in Dallas, Texas. “They actually built two different robots to see which […]

Turkeys for holiday feasts

SANTA CAME TO TOWN—George Annino of Santa Comes to Agoura, third from left, joins members of the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club, Costco Westlake Village and Trader Joe’s on a Dec. 19 trip to donate turkeys to military families stationed at Port Hueneme Naval Base.Chief Petty Officer Miguel Fernandez and Petty Officer Paul Haul represented the grateful recipients.

Community center director reaches out to residents

From the outside the Oak Park Community Center may look quiet, but there is a tremendous amount of activity and energy inside. Fifty different programs and classes as diverse as exercise, writing, and arts and crafts are offered for all ages, tots to seniors. January will see the premiere of a new power yoga class and the expansion of a […]

Oak Park High School golfers selling tournament tickets

Price is half-off for February event

The Oak Park High School Golf Program is selling daily grounds tickets to the Northern Trust Open for half-price at $15 each. The tickets can be used for any day of the tournament, which runs from Mon., Feb. 16 to Sun., Feb. 22. Tickets can be purchased online using a credit card or by PayPal at the team’s website, www.oakparkgolf.org. […]

Free tennis day offered

The Westlake Tennis and Swim Club will present a Free Tennis Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 31 at 32250 TriunfoC anyonBlvd., Westlake Village. Children ages 4 to 18 may participatei ngamesdesigned to improve gross motor skills and basic tennis strokes. Participants may bring their own rackets or use the club’s equipment. Adults may take part in the […]

Toastmasters to meet

Toastmasters Voice Ambassadors meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 31 in the Conejo Valley Room, One Baxter Way, Westlake Village. Park to the right of the flagpole area and enter through the right entry door. The club promotes good communication and leadership skills. For more information, please call Brenda O’Brien at (805) 217-8771.

Increased intensity

January is chockfull of tough league games in boys' basketball

Marmonte League boys’ basketball action will resume next week, but three of the league’s teams are already off to blazing starts. Last season’s league champion, Simi Valley High, has come out of the gates strong by winning 10 of its first 13 games, including a pair of Marmonte contests. Thousand Oaks (11-2, 2-0 in league) and Agoura (12-1, 1-1) are […]

Steve Soelberg

Steve Soelberg, 65, of Agoura Hills passed away Dec. 17 at home following a lengthy illness. A third generation Californian, Steve was a career banker for 41 yrs & resident of Agoura Hills for 38 yrs. He was a former Planning Commissioner for the City of Agoura Hills & Staff Usher for the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza. He was an […]

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