2009-10-22

Freshman phenom

Westlake’s Sivan Krems may be the most talented tennis player in the Marmonte League—and she’s only a ninth-grader

Sivan Krems smashes a twohanded forehand with the force of an Olympic discus thrower. Thwack! She leaps to the front of the net for a cross-court volley, with the dexterity of a boxer’s jab. Vroom! She serves up ace after ace, her opponents unable to catch up with her collection of shots, moves and counterattacks. Game. Set. Match. Krems is […]

Ticket brouhaha



If you want to subscribe to the Distinguished Speakers Series at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, be aware of the downside of general admission tickets. These are unreserved balcony seats, which are probably all that are left for first time subscribers. That means you will never know where you will be sitting and it won’t be easy to get […]

In Calabasas, pumpkins are the star of the show



It’s all about pumpkins



Underwood Family Farm’s 12th annual Fall Harvest Festival will present “It’s All About Pumpkins” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 24 and 25, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. The event will feature a range of pumpkin varieties, such as Magic Lantern, Alladin, Howden Biggies, Gold Rush, Cinderellas and Big Macs as well as green gourds, winter […]

Westlake Village offers residents all-day City Celebration on Sunday



The seventh annual Westlake Village City Celebration will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 25 with all events at the city’s Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. For more information, call (818) 706-1613 or visit www.wlv.org. •The Triunfo YMCA will serve a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. The all-you-can-eat meal will have pancakes, sausage and […]

It’s a tennis-filled weekend in Calabasas



There’s a full slate of hardhitting action scheduled this weekend as the United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit returns to the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. The USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas, now in its ninth year, will hold a tennis drill and round-robin with some of the professionals from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday. There […]

Phone fees cause alarm to ring



It seems that every couple of months there are charges added to my home phone bill through AT&T. These charges are under the category “Enhanced Services Billing Inc.” on the front page with a full description on the last page. This month I had two charges at $14.95 each. AT&T told me that I must have signed up for something on […]

Meeting is a first for the community



For the first time in its more than 100-year history, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors conducted one of its meetings in Oak Park. District 2 Supervisor Linda Parks, who guides county policy for residents in Oak Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and Lake Sherwood, arranged for the meeting to be held at Oak Park High School on […]

Seniors shine in presenting live theater



Professors with doctorates, experienced teachers, a microbiologist and a medical doctor came together to create something to enhance the lives of local seniors. The result: A new theater group. The Not-So-Young Readers Theater Group is helping others and having a good time as they perform “Carmen Cohen from the Herring Factory” at senior adult facilities. Originally a literature discussion group […]

Volunteers can train as tutors

Persons needed to teach reading to adults

The Conejo Valley Adult School Literacy Program will offer a free literacy tutor workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 at the Conejo Valley Adult School, Room A, 1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks. The workshop will prepare volunteers to tutor adults in basic literacy skills. Volunteers do not need a teaching background. After completing the training, […]


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