2010-02-18 E-Edition

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Wild start for Westlake

Warriors open girls’ water polo postseason with a program-changing victory

The Warriors are all about making history—and winning. Westlake High’s girls’ water polo team defeated Mark Keppel 14-4 on Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 wild-card game at home. The Warriors won their first postseason water polo game ever—for girls or boys. “It’s awesome,” said senior Jordan Briers, shaking either because she was cold or because she was ecstatic […]

Pet of the Week

Life choices for seniors

A free seminar on aging and senior life choices, will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 22 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Registered nurse Josefa Azcueta will discuss serious illness issues, the new healthcare directive POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) and Medicare benefits. Representatives from eldercare agencies will be on […]

Blood drive slated

West Valley Christian Church will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 27 at the church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. For information, e-mail mbreddan @gmail.com or peekay50@yahoo.com for information.

Black History Month comes to life at Lindero Canyon

In celebration of Black History Month, Lindero Canyon Middle School classes heard from an artist/historian who is documenting his ancestral heritage. Rick Hyman and his wife Ronda of Los Angeles presented a slide show, paintings and a book of Hyman’s heritage, which includes both slaves and landowners. Students shared information about their own family histories. Seventh-grade teacher Gila Brook invited […]

Girls’ soccer squads in it to win it

First-round CIF action is Friday

Excitement is in the air for area high school girls’ soccer teams. Westlake, which won its sixth Marmonte League title in 10 seasons with head coach Frank Marino, hopes a flood of injuries won’t derail its postseason. The Warriors, who shared this year’s league title with Royal, open the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs at Trabuco Hills on Friday at 5 […]

Mutt walk in April

Nuts for Mutts–The Walk 2010 will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., April 18 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. The sixth annual family fundraiser will feature a 5K walkathon through Calabasas. Route highlights will include “pawzstations” with water, food and activities for pets of all kinds. New this year will be […]

New sheriff in town

Joseph Stephen, a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, has been named the new captain at the Malibu/Lost Hills station on Agoura Road in Calabasas. Stephen replaces Tom Martin, who was promoted to commander of the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department’s Detective Division in Monterey Park. A former basketball star who attended Texas Christian University on […]

YMCA needs annual breakfast sponsors

National Day of Prayer is May 6

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA is seeking sponsors for the 11th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on May 6 at the Gilbert Sports Center at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.   Last year, more than 400 people of all faiths attended the prayer breakfast. The keynote speaker will be Neil Saavedra, producer and host of the nationally syndicated “Jesus […]