2011-03-31 E-Edition

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Great day, great race

Record field competes in Agoura

A record 7,000 runners lined up for the starting gun at last Saturday’s Great Race of Agoura—which was not one race but five. A sixth race was called off due to wetness from the previous rains. But the eleventh hour cancellation of the Chesebro Half Marathon didn’t dampen the outcome of the 26th annual competion as the rain halted and […]

Westlake sheriff liaison bids farewell

Westlake Village officials recognized Lt. John Benedict of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department at a meeting last week for the contributions he’s made to their community. Benedict, who’s lived in Thousand Oaks since 1982, served as a liaison between Westlake Village and the sheriff’s department for five years. He’s being transferred to the department’s Los Angeles headquarters, where he will […]

Benefit concert to prevent homelessness

ConejoValleyCares.org will present Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a benefit concert to prevent homelessness, at 7 p.m. Fri., April 1 at The Sofa Guy, 31133 Via Colinas, Suite 103, Westlake Village. Doors open 6:30 p.m. The performers are J.P. Gorham, cowboy poet, and Nancy Lee, cowgirl singer, and singers Amanda Tardif, Charlotte and friends, and award- winning singer Annie Reznik. The suggested […]

Annual Scandinavian Festival at CLU

The annual Scandinavian Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., April 16 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 17 on the grounds of California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will have food, entertainment, music, dancing, and demonstrations highlighting the Nordic cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This […]

Westlake, Oak Park netters strike fast

Boys’ volleyball powers playing like section title contenders

Volleyball is in session. As midseason approaches for high school boys’ volleyball teams, the competition is being kicked up a notch. Here’s a closer look at how local squads are faring so far: Marmonte League Westlake High is head and shoulders above everyone else in the Marmonte League. The Warriors, ranked No. 7 in the latest CIF-Southern Section Division 1 […]

Gaines, Martin begin new era on Calabasas City Council

Election opponents sworn into office

After a changing of the guard ceremony at Calabasas City Hall last week, newly seated council members Fred Gaines and Lucy Martin promised to serve the community with dignity and diligence. The two set aside their differences after battling each other for a seat on the Calabasas City Council earlier this month. Martin and Gaines replace Barry Groveman and Dennis […]

East County sheriff’s captain signs off

Capt. Brent Kerr a friend to Oak Park

While overseeing patrol operations for Thousand Oaks and the unincorporated areas of Oak Park, Bell Canyon, Casa Conejo, Lynn Ranch and Hidden Valley, Capt. Brent Kerr also became an advocate for the communities he served. In addition to addressing traffic problems, burglaries and vandalism, the Ventura County Sheriff’s captain and liaison for Oak Parks’ 14,000 residents also spent time educating […]

Support your working K-9’s

Dining with The Dogs set in Camarillo

The Ventura County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit and K-9 Search and Rescue, along with the National Police dog Foundation, will host the inaugural “Dining With the Dogs” fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. Sat., April 2 at the Camarillo Ranch House, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. The event will have demonstrations of K-9 dogs, celebrity guests, music, silent auction, barbecue, raffles. Attendees […]

This former Dodger star to sign books

Former Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Steve Sax will signing copies of his new book, “Shift: Change Your Mindset, Change Your World,” at 3 p.m. Fri., April 1 at Keller Williams Realty, 3825 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Sax is five time All-Star and two time World Series champion. He played professional baseball for 18 years with the Los […]