Marmonte League baseball preview

Hardball action heats up as eight schools share a common goal

Around these parts folks love their high school baseball. In the Marmonte League, some of Southern California’s best players battle on a weekly basis. Competition is fierce, and the difference between winning and losing a league contest can come down to a single pitch in any given ballgame. Marmonte titles are often decided during the final week of the regular […]

Nice to offer a helping hand

Last summer, while driving home on Kanan Road, I noticed a middle-aged woman walking who appeared to be extremely tired and struggling with the heat. I made eye contact with her and asked if she was going to the bus stop and needed a ride. She said, “Yes please” with a huge smile of relief. During the drive, she told […]

Water district offers free gardening classes

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District will offer free spring garden classes that will help customers grow fruits, vegetables and landscapes using water efficiency starting March 16 at the district headquarters, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Advance registration is required and preference will be given to LVMWD customers. A complimentary light meal will be provided at each class. Experts Christi […]

Forum slated

The Las Virgenes Unified School District will present a Superintendent’s Forum from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mon., March 14 at A.C. Stelle Middle School, 22450 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The forum is open to the community. The agenda is unstructured. Residents will have the opportunity to raise issues and ask questions of district senior management. District Superintendent Donald Zimring will host […]

Nominations accepted to honor cancer champions

Individuals can nominate themselves or a cancer survivor, patient, caregiver or advocate for those impacted by cancer as a Breakaway from Cancer Champion. Five individuals who have made a positive impact and acted as an inspiration to those affected by cancer within their community— one from each of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California communities of Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Modesto, […]

Oaks Christian doubles down, wins two CIF crowns

Boys’ hoops, girls’ soccer teams take titles

As Jack Nicholson said in “Mars Attacks!” two out of three ain’t bad. Led by first-year head coaches with a track record of success, the boys’ basketball and girls’ soccer teams at Oaks Christian captured CIF-Southern Section crowns last weekend. The Lion girls’ hoopsters lost in their final. The boys’ basketball squad pulverized Buckley 66- 48 Saturday at the Anaheim […]

Middle class is getting squeezed

Despite having been a union member most of my life, my sympathies are with the worker who makes a modest figure after many years on the same job and does not have the luxury of holding a gun to the head of the taxpayers by refusing to work. When the economy falters and unions demand that taxpayers make up the […]

Wolf Creek Restaurant celebrates namesake

U.S. Army Chorus performs at Bay Laurel Elementary

When the United States Army Chorus recently visited Los Angeles, the group made a stop at Bay Laurel Elementary School. The chorus requested the concert in honor of former service member Ron Harris, whose wife Carol had taught kindergarten at Bay Laurel for many years. Ron Harris was a member of the chorus when he was in the military. During […]

Healthy living event on CLU campus

Designs for Healthy Living will take place on Sat., March 12 at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The showcase will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with speakers, demonstrations, raffle prices, table designs, healthy food tastings and an eco-boutique. The gala cocktail celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. The event will benefit St. Jude the […]

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