2010-06-10

Zuckerman property open space



A 200-acre swath of pristine, oak-studded land at Las Virgenes and Mureau roads in Calabasas will be designated as permanent open space after being purchased by Los Angeles County and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. The land is referred to as Firehouse Hill because of its proximity to Fire Station 125 in Calabasas, but others call it the Continental […]

“Get Him to The Greek”



makes it official. Filmgoers have blissfully accepted the rosy bosom of the “raunch-com” as bona fide cinema. Similar to the rom-com (romantic comedy) in style and plotting (boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl), the raunchcom fires ups the titillating sizzle and the sly innuendo and lets loose in all its lewd vaudevillian splendor: Boy is unpleasantly raunchy, […]

Allison, Benning take steps toward Capitol Hill



Family’s beloved dog celebrates 18th birthday



Chagall, our Akita/chow, will be celebrating her 18th birthday on June 12. In dog years that’s 126. She has broken records for a mid-size dog and is now the oldest mid-sized canine at our veterinarian and probably in the entire Conejo. She has outlived her peers by nearly five years. We adopted her as a puppy right here at the […]

Patriot pride

Viewpoint boys claim tennis title

Travis Kikugawa knows a thing or two about coaching. In his first season guiding the Viewpoint boys’ tennis team, Kikugawa led the Patriots to a Southern Section Division 4 championship. In the fall, he led the girls’ tennis team to a section title. He secured his first section crown with the girls in 2007. Kikugawa combines a little John Wooden […]

Son of keyboard player pens musical tribute



When the 52-year-old Guy Babylon of Agoura died last September of a heart attack, Elton John proclaimed him “one of the most brilliant musicians I ever knew, a true genius.” Babylon had been John’s keyboardist and arranger for 21 years, performing on such albums as “Sleeping With the Past,” “The Lion King,” “Made in England, “Peachtree Road,” and “The Captain […]

Oak Park High presents concert



The Oak Park High School concert band, jazz band and string quartet will present the final concert of the school year at 7 p.m. Fri., June 11 at the school Pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road. The show will feature classical, contemporary and moviethemes selections under the direction of Daniel O’Brien. A gourmet topping hot dog bar with vegetarian and kosher […]

Kids conquer local peak



Pet of the Week



West clips East at county All-Star football game



Twenty years from now, when the score of the 37th annual Ventura County High School Football All-Star Game is long forgotten, those who were in attendance will remember Joey Eckert’s breathtaking fourth quarter punt return to paydirt. In what proved to be the final points tallied during his East squad’s 29-27 defeat to the West at Moorpark High, Eckert, a […]


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