2010-04-15

Agoura team captures the crown



New CIF polls favor Oaks



The latest CIF-Southern Section boys’ tennis poll is out, and Viewpoint is ranked No. 1 in Division 4. Oaks Christian’s boys’ are third in Division 3 tennis. In boys’ volleyball, defending section champion Westlake remains the top team in Division 2. Oak Park, meanwhile, is ranked second in Division 3, followed by Oaks Christian at No. 5. The Eagles beat […]

Fooled again



Ooohh, you got me good! According to your April Fool’s Day story, Ladyface Mountain would have gone the way of the Black Hills with the stone faces desecrating those beautiful hills. Later, I saw where they now are carving an Indian on a horse. Agh!! I would have donated to the dynamite or dynamited the sculpture myself. Thanks for the […]

Financial health of a church impacts its vitality



A new study on congregational health by Hartford Seminary shows greater spiritual vitality exists in financially healthy congregations. Conversely, the worse the financial health of a congregation, the more likely it is to experience conflict. Thus, money matters in congregational vitality and such matters were getting worse for American congregations even before the recession hit. This is just one of […]

Young swimmers excel at big meet



Julia Farfan, 14, and 16-yearold twins Allison Morales and Adria Morales excelled at the recent JUDEME Games (Juegos Deportivos De Los Mexicanos En El Exterior) in Belmont Plaza, Long Beach on April 3. All three swimmers are members of Class Aquatics in Westlake Village and are coached by Steve Reardon. Julia Farfan won five gold medals in the 100-yard backstroke, […]

Kids 4 Kids Carnival on Sunday provides fun, supports nonprofits



Jr. Variety will host its annual Kids 4 Kids Carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 18 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. Admission is free. Jr. Variety of Southern California is a charity run by young people to help children in need. The Jr. Variety board is made up of high school teenagers from […]

Talented Westlake shoots to the top of Marmonte standings

Boys’ golf update

Carl Spackler of “Caddyshack” lore never won at Augusta, put on the green jacket or shared a whisper with Jim Nantz. He settled for attempting, rather haphazardly, to eradicate varmints at Bushwood, a dump. But local youngsters work toward that dream every day—making it to Augusta, not chasing rodents for a living. The Westlake High boys’ golf team continues to […]

Cell tower concern



The Westlake Village City Council is expected to decide at a meeting later this month on TMobile’s application for a 45- foot cellphone tower to be built on a ridge above the Three Springs neighborhood. A yes vote could forever alter the wonderful beauty of our city and would be uncharacteristic of Three Springs. Many of us moved here to […]

Walk brings awareness to world genocide



Jewish World Watch will host the lagest anti-genocide event in America on Sun., April 18. The Los Angeles event, the fourth annual “Walk to End Genocide,” will begin and end at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills. Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m. The walk, which will cover city streets in the West San Fernando Valley, will take […]

Westlake Yacht Club gears up for opening day



The Westlake Yacht Club 2010 Opening Day will be Sat., April 17 at 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the ceremony is 12:30 p.m. Those attending the ceremony will include commodores, vice commodores and rear commodores from across Southern California; members of the Westlake Yacht Club and local dignitaries, including Thousand Oaks Mayor Dennis […]