Brookside students show their artsy side

Brookside Elementary School students in Oak Park were honored last week for their contributions to the California PTA Reflections program. Thirty-seven students submitted 61 entries into the art competition in seven categories, said Vida Jatulis, chair of this year’s event. Reflections is a national PTA program that encourages students to explore all forms of art. Students from all grade levels […]

Choir presents Christmas musical

The 40-voice Chancel Choir of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will present “The Living Light,” a dramatic musical presentation with piano and instrumental accompaniment, during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sun., Dec. 18 in the church sanctuary, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The presentation celebrates the birth of Christ and explores the inner thoughts of the people […]

Path to championship runs through Agoura

Marmonte League girls’ basketball preview

Basketball is back in the Marmonte League, and multiple new voices can be heard from the sidelines. Four Marmonte first- year head coaches lead their respective high school girls’ basketball squads: Agoura’s Katelyn Harrison, Joe Heredia of Calabasas, Moorpark’s Keith Case and Gary Walin of Thousand Oaks are the newbies. Westlake’s William Burr, now in his fifth season guiding the […]

Murdock to help YMCA park

Benefactor wants to get involved

Local billionaire David Murdock says he wants to help the YMCA and Westlake Village build their long-awaited sports complex at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road. The city invested $15 million to grade the site and install landscaping and underground utilities. But the city will not pay for the park and the YMCA. The amount of Murdock’s donation is […]

Job well done, Mister Mayor

Pierce College welcomes the holidays with music

Pierce College will present an inaugural Gala Holiday Concert with an ensemble of 300 student singers and instrumentalists at 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 11 in the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge. KUSC radio personality Rich Capparella will serve as the master of ceremonies. Winners of the valley’s Young Artist Competition, performing with the San Fernando Valley Symphony, […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 9: Homer Dicerson youth ethics scenario contest due/ ahsccc@lvusd.org “All My Sons” play/G building/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 10: “All My Sons”/G building/7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 11: Boys’ water polo banquet/G building/4:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 12: Lip sync packets due/L-4 Spirit team meeting/faculty dining room/7 p.m. Tues., Dec. 13: PFC, faculty, staff holiday luncheon/G building/noon Wed., Dec. […]

Spiritual teacher presents lecture

Program tells how to break the cycle of emotional pain

Byron Katie, author and founder of “The Work,” will present a program titled “Who Would You Be Without Your Story?” from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., Dec. 9 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, Stes. V and W, Westlake Village. The talk is part of the center’s ongoing lecture series featuring prominent figures in the world of […]

Cyclist killed

An avid local bicyclist on her weekly ride in the Santa Monica Mountains was killed Dec. 3 when a van pulling a trailer jackknifed into her lane. The accident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. last Saturday as Carol Shreder of Topanga was riding east on Mulholland Highway near Kanan Road. She was hit by a van driven by Stafford Taylor […]

Inner city kids learn the game

A random doubles partnership in a pro-am tennis tournament this summer has continued off the court as a way to bring the game of tennis to 150 inner city children. When amateur player Anne Star was paired with pro Marty Woods at the Calabasas tourney, Woods told her he wanted to win it so he could use the prize money […]

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