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Vietnam vets memorial pays visit to Westlake

An ongoing stream of visitors came to Westlake Village over Labor Day weekend to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. A three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., spent four days at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park. From Sept. 4 through 7, it was open to the public around the […]


2009 Agoura High graduate lands feature role in ‘Scooby Doo’ movie

Westlake Village resident, singer/songwriter and actress Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft will make her film debut in “Scooby Doo–The Mystery Begins” at 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 13 on the Cartoon Network. Hayley, a 2009 graduate of Agoura High School, will put her own spin on the iconic character Velma Dinkley in the highly anticipated movie that reveals the never-before-told tale of how […]

Music speaks louder than words

“Music is the universal lan guage, and love is the key to peace hope and understanding, and living in harmony.” —Mac Davis When Mac Davis penned the above lyrics for his 1970s classic pop song “I Believe In Music,” he was expressing in song what just about every musician feels when he or she sings or plays an instrument. The […]

Loud in Oak Park

Well, it has finally done me in. I am considering leaving Oak Park after nearly 20 years. Every single day in my neighborhood you cannot hear yourself think. Each day I pray for a little quiet. I wonder how it is that we can allow gardeners to pollute and create so much noise while the Air Quality Management folks want […]

Malibu fish kill a mystery

A decline in the populations of steelhead trout and other fish species in Malibu Creek has scientists wondering why the previously healthy schools of fish are dying. Rosi Dagit, senior conservation biologist for the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, said the death of trout and other fish in the creek below Rindge Dam is puzzling because there […]

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Tourney to help prostate cancer charity

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise presents the 23rd annual Golf Tournament at 11 a.m. Mon., Sept. 21 at the North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. Proceeds of the tournament will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The event will feature a continental breakfast, warmup exercises led by a personal trainer, lunch on the […]

How can parents help?

If you have a high school senior who’s planning to attend college, the next seven or eight months could be an emotional roller coaster. Your teenager is coming face to face with his opportunities and limitations at a time when his emerging identity is still uncertain. He may feel overwhelmed by the choices and procrastinate, never getting around to narrowing […]