New treatment for prostate cancer

Urologists Kyle Himsl, MD, and Jim Pero, MD, will discuss the latest treatment for prostate cancer, the daVinci Robot Surgical System, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tues., April 12 at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, Classroom 1, 215 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The daVinci Robot is designed to minimize the complications and risks of traditional invasive prostate surgery. […]

Charger Girls make winning a regular habit

No splash: Coyote diver qualifies for CIF meet

Calabasas High freshman Jenny Stein qualified for the end-of-the-year CIF-Southern Section dive meet during her first high school competition of the season. Competing at the Oaks Christian invitational dive meet on March 19, Stein scored a 412 on her plunges. Her dive tally bested the CIF-SS qualifying score by more than 30 points. “I am thrilled to have Jenny on […]

Kids and hamsters are on the go

Trail ride for St. Jude hospital

A “cowboy” barbecue and trail ride to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital is set for 10 a.m. Sat., April 9 at the Double H Cattle Ranch in Moorpark. Horse owners and trail riders can explore a real working cattle ranch courtesy of John Harvey and help the young patients at St. Jude Children’s Hospital at the same time. The cost […]

Coming of age in ‘Vanities’

Oaks Christian firing on all cylinders

Pitching, defense and timely hitting have baseball team thinking big

The throw had to be perfect to nail the Nordhoff High baserunner rumbling toward home plate. So without a hint of hesitation, Oaks Christian senior center fielder Evan Ocello ripped the ball out of his leather glove, cocked his right arm back and unleashed a laser beam aimed straight at the catcher’s mitt. “There was no doubt whatsoever that I […]

Mayor wants fresh take on Calabasas septic law

Feels ordinance is too punitive

A new City Council responding to its disgruntled constituency could bring about a shift in the ongoing battle over Calabasas septic tanks. Hours before the changing of the guard on the Calabasas council March 23, city workers conducted a code enforcement operation at a rural property in Old Topanga that rekindled lingering hostilities between the city and its residents. Critics […]

Female roller hockey coach is for real—she’s no long shot

Rather than staying on the sidelines to watch her children play roller hockey, Whitney McCleery of Topanga steps into the arena to show them how it’s done. The mother of two has been coaching youth teams at Tri- Valley Roller Hockey League in Calabasas since 2008. McCleery is the only female coach in the league and is popular among players, […]

The mirror never lies

“Projection always hides a feeling you don’t want to look at. If you examine any negative trait you insist is present in another person, you will find that same trait hiding in yourself.” — Deepak Chopra Sometimes I amaze myself with how much more I have to learn about practicing what I have been “teaching and preaching” for more than […]