Chargers, Coyotes in the hunt for a league crown

Marmonte League winter overview: Boys’ soccer

Soccer, fútbol, football. Whatever your preferred terminology, the sport is back. Local Marmonte League high school boys’ soccer teams are slugging it out on the pitch. Crosstown rivals Royal and Simi Valley shared the Marmonte championship last year. They dream big again. Newbury Park and Agoura, which finished third and fourth, respectively, hope to take the next step en route […]

CEO Carol Washburn leaving Calabasas Chamber

Carol Washburn, president and CEO of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, announced she will retire from the chamber on Feb. 28, 2011. A resident of Calabasas since 1971, Washburn has been a key figure in the building of the business and community enterprise of Calabasas and the West San Fernando Valley through such signature events asuch as the Calabasas Pumpkin […]

‘Meatheads’ to raise funds for foster youth

Meathead Movers is raising funds for Ventura County’s female foster youth. In conjunction with the United Women’s Leadership Council and United Way of Ventura County, three “meatheads” will sing Christmas Carols to friends, relatives or colleagues at any location in Ventura County between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. The cost for three songs is $100 and all proceeds go […]


Holidays made happier at Childrens Hospital

This holiday season, Howie Neftin of Neftin Westlake Car Co. continued his drive to support Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Neftin recently delivered a 2011 Volkswagen Routan vehicle to the hospital’s blood donor center to round out a fleet that he previously helped build. Last year, Neftin assisted the blood center in raising enough money to buy a truck, and two […]

They’re diving in

Marmonte League winter overview: Girls’ soccer

The Marmonte League is an unforgiving beast. There are 14 league games. Teams will play three outings during one hellacious five-day stretch. Local high school girls’ soccer teams will try to maneuver the gauntlet by staying healthy and mentally tough. “Anybody in our league can beat anybody at any given time,” Simi Valley head coach Mark Johnson said. “This league […]

Rancho Simi seeks people for Oak Park committee

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is seeking candidates to represent the Oak Park community. The Oak Park Parks and Recreation Committee meets quarterly at the community center on Kanan Road. It addresses park planning, development and recreational programming within the unincorporated county region. Nominations will be open until Jan. 18. The elections will take place at the Municipal Advisory […]

Promoting early literacy

Parents can do much to develop a child’s reading skills and set the stage for a lifelong love of books and learning. During the school year, parents can create a reading routine with their schoolaged child, toddler or infant. Show children that reading is a year-round activity by making reading fun and interesting, and chances are they will be eager […]

Concert will present sacred works

John Rutter to offer new commissioned piece

Los Robles Master Chorale will present its second concert of the holiday season with both sacred and secular works, “Holiday Presence,” at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 18 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The concert is under the direction of artistic director Lesley Leighton. The women singers will first present a short program and then the […]

Owners dogged about their pets

We are the Brownie troop of 60503 at Brookside Elementary. We are very concerned about the amount of dog waste that is being left on our campus. There are signs all around that say “No dogs allowed,” but people are breaking this rule. We suggest that bigger and better sings be posted in these areas of concern. We would be […]