Pollsters put faith in Westlake

The Westlake High football team is feeling the love this preseason from national media. Westlake, the defending Marmonte League and CIF-Southern Section Northern Division champion, is listed fourth in the nation and No. 1 in the state in the MaxPreps.com Freeman Rankings, a computer-generated power index that was last updated on Aug. 8. In the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 sportswriters’ poll […]

Educator attends summer institute

Actors can try out for ‘Annie’

Actor’s Repertory Theatre of Simi will have auditions for both children and adults for its upcoming production of “Annie,” playing from Oct. 30 through Dec. 12 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. The production will run for seven weekends. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Audition times are […]

Students step up and volunteer their service

Keep composting

Regarding, “Some favor dumping the compost idea.” The Las Virgenes Composting Facility is an outstanding example of being locally responsible for our community’s needs. However, I did not know the facility was a joint venture with Ventura’s Triunfo Sanitation District. A couple concerns occur to me about potentially shutting down the Las Virgenes Composting Facility in favor of hauling the […]

CVU Inferno turns on the heat

New West Symphony appoints officers

The New West Symphony Association announces the appointment of Jennifer Zobelein as president and Karl Klessig as treasurer. Zobelein succeeds outgoing president Len Linton, and Klessig succeeds outgoing treasurer Neil Sunkin. Miriam Chase Wille continues to serve as secretary. “My husband and I began attending New West Symphony concerts in Ventura County in 1995 when the Symphony was first established,” […]


Local architect planning ‘green’ city in Nigeria

Thousand Oaks architect Gary Heathcote is designing a city in Ghana, Africa, using the latest ideas in environmental protection. Thirty years ago he was with a design team for the city of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. That team was inspired by planner Ian McHarg, who wrote a book on environmental planning titled “Design with Nature.” “We were some of […]

Open lake policy

I should preface this letter by saying that we love Calabasas and all that our city managers have done to make it so great and profitable. So this is a somewhat minor quality-of-life grumble. I have been reviewing everything that I can find to see if there has been any resolution in the matter regarding the lake access. It appears […]

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