Youth musical brings history to life

Show commemorates visit by Martin Luther King

The Youth Musical Theatre production of “Ragtime” paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of life in early 20th century America. “Ragime,” which features middle and high school students from Agoura, Calabasas and Thousand Oaks, will open at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Woodland Hills Community Church, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel of the same name, “Ragtime” […]

Many dog parks, many choices

The sound of the hallway closet door opening and the jingle of leashes never fails to elicit howls of anticipation from my three dogs. They know that every Sunday afternoon is their special time to run and play with their friends at the local dog park. Going to the off-leash parks is the happiest time of the week for my […]

Volleyball teams advance in playoffs

In the first round of the CIF-Southern Section boys’ volleyball playoffs, Marmonte League champion Westlake High trounced Wilson of Long Beach 25-14, 25-16, 25-14 in Division 1. In Division 2 action, Oak Park, Tri Valley League champs, obliterated Pioneer Valley in three games while Oaks Christian knocked off Saddleback in a sweep. Division 5 Viewpoint, which won the Liberty League, […]


In an article about the Westlake Village community park and YMCA complex last week, it was stated that voters approved a $8-million bond measure to pay for the first phase of the project. The financing used by the city didn’t require voter approval. It was obtained through Certificates of Participation which, according to state law, do not need constituent approval.

Opening minds to the wonders of math

Opening a child’s mind to the wonders of mathematics can be difficult when their only exposure to math has been rote learning and worksheets to complete. The Discovery Center for Science and Technology wants to kick- start young minds into mathematical gear with the Math Midway traveling exhibition. The hands-on, educational exhibit will be open this summer from June 18 […]

Fred C. Bomyea

Warriors survive to play another day

Boys’ golfers nab third place at Northern Divisional

Brandon Kelley felt deflated. The Westlake High sophomore golfer didn’t sugarcoat his performance during the CIFSouthern Section Northern Team Divisional at Ojai’s Soule Park Golf Course on Monday. “I shot terrible,” Kelley said. He shot an 81, and he thought his Warriors were going home early. Once all the scores were tallied, Kelley and his teammates realized that they finished […]

Inspirational story about the mayor

After reading the incredible story written by our mayor Harry Schwarz, I had to write and say thank you for sharing this amazing, heartfelt, and most personal story of faith and survival. Although I do not practice the Jewish religion, my father and his parents escaped horrific times in Poland and also came through Ellis Island. When I was a […]

Oak Park family driven to overcome cancer together

For the past three years, Michele and Eric Blum have walked in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The survivors’ lap carries deep meaning to the Oak Park couple. Michele, 35, has survived a malignant brain tumor. In late 2006, when she was six months’ pregnant, doctors discovered a softball-size growth. “If anyone had ever said to me I […]

Autism and neuro-feedback

Just a few weeks ago I was standing in the waiting room of the EEG Institute when a 6-yearold autistic child entered with his mother. He rushed to hug the neuro-feedback practitioner. While such a connection would seem normal otherwise, here was a child who was incapable of eye contact only months before. The mother and the clinician exchanged a […]

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