Westlake’s Krems selected for elite tennis tourney

Westlake High freshman Sivan Krems has been chosen to represent Southern California at the 36th annual Maze Cup on June 4-6 at the Berkeley Tennis Club in Berkeley. Krems, who turns 15 on June 5, is ranked 20th in the nation and third in SoCal for girls 16 and under by the United States Tennis Association. Ten players were picked […]

Local author will discuss ‘The Truth About Men’

Local author, attorney and men’s coach Howard J. Fox will discuss his new book, “The Truth About Men,” at 2 p.m. Sat., June 12 at a books signing at the Akashic Bookstore, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. A question-and-answer period will follow the reading. The book looks at what men have learned from the men’s movement and acts […]

Mellow out and groove at Topanga Days

The 37th annual three-day bohemian Topanga Days Country Fair will take place Sat. to Mon., May 29 through 31 in the Santa Monica Mountains just north of Malibu. Patrons can park along Topanga Canyon Boulevard and ride a free shuttle bus to the site. Gates open each day at 10 a.m. with music running until 7 p.m. The event will […]

State legislators paid well despite low approval rating

A sagging economy, double-digit unemployment and budget cutbacks have Golden State voters pointing their fingers at those who serve in the capital— from the governor down to legislative aides. A recent statewide survey by the Public Policy Institute of California found that just 9 percent of likely voters approve of the work being done by state lawmakers. But former elected […]

Is it lunch yet?

FEED ME— Jef Kurfess of Westlake Village took this shot of a mother robin feeding her brood in a nest under his balcony.

Warrior golfers advance

A pair of Westlake High golfers has qualified for the CIF-SCGA Championship Tournament on June 3 in Murietta. Warrior seniors Chris Doyle and Jake Katz punched their tickets to Murietta during Monday’s CIF-Southern Section Individual Golf Finals at La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc. Doyle finished tied for fourth place with a 73. Katz was one shot behind his teammate […]

National Charity League Conejo Valley Chapter introduces its 2010 debutantes and senior ticktockers

The Conejo Valley chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) introduced its 2010 debutantes as part of its annual new member and debutante announcement tea on May 16 at Sherwood Country Club. The debutantes, along with the senior ticktockers, have contributed more than 9,900 collective hours during their six-year membership in NCL. Incoming new ticktockers and their mothers were also […]

Hillcrest Center scares up Agatha Christie thriller

Sleuth and Gothic Productions will present Agatha Christie’s mystery “And Then There Were None” June 4 through 20 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The production is directed by Theresa Secor. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. General admission is $20; students and seniors are $15. […]

L.V. Water District benefits package narrowly approved

In a close vote by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors, a five-year agreement between the district and its employees union has been ratified. A study underway will determine the amount of rank-and-file pay increase for 2011. Automatic, inflation-adjusted increases go into effect in 2012. Three of the five directors voted in favor of the contract with […]

New dog park to open

The new Oak Canyon Dog Park and Children’s Splash Pad play area will open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Sat., May 29 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. The ribbon cutting for the dog park will be at 9 a.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the park’s splash pad will be at 10 a.m. […]