2012-03-01

2012-03-01 E-Edition

County’sfirst West Nile Virus of the year found in Westlake Village




A dead bird recently found in Westlake Village tested positive for West Nile virus. It was Los Angeles County’s first case of the virus recorded in 2012, according to the county vector control district. Councilmember Ned Davis spotted the diseased crow on Blue Meadow Lane in the Westlake Trails neighborhood on his way to work. He called the city, which […]

Red with anger



I was so disappointed and disgusted when all the Oscars went to a black-and-white movie. How terrible. What on God’s green earth is so artistic about making movies in black and white? These movies are a tremendous cheat. When we look at a movie in black and white, all we see is about three-fourths of it, if we are lucky. […]

Sheriff ’s car show goes the distance



Running backs stumble, Owusu shines at Combine



The NFL Combine was unkind to a pair of the area’s all-time great high school running backs but much more favorable to a local pass-catching sensation. Working out for NFL scouts and front-office executives last weekend in Indianapolis, Oaks Christian graduate and former USC Trojan Marc Tyler posted the slowest 40-yard dash time among running backs at 4.76 seconds. Tyler’s […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., March 2: ComedySportz/G building/7 p.m. Sat., March 3: Grad Nite garage sale drop-off/9 a.m. Mon., March 5: All-star baseball game/junior varsity baseball field/1:30 p.m. Music booster meeting/J3/7 p.m. Wed., March 7: AHS showcase/6 p.m. Thurs., March 8: Staff development morning-classes start at 9 a.m. LVEF/6:30 p.m. Winter play showcase/K4/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., March 2: Outdoor pep […]

New home for Rusnak Porsche



Rusnak Porsche Westlake will be moving locations in the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall to expand its current showroom this spring. The new dealership will have a larger showroom for more vehicles and a state-ofthe art service center. The new 6- acre Porsche showroom is under construction near the existing location at 3832 Thousand Oaks Blvd., off the 101 Freeway. Plans […]

Federal money would pay for parkland

Purchase in Santa Monicas part of president’s budget

The Obama administration has earmarked $2.4 million in its 2013 budget for acquiring and protecting up to 238 acres of undeveloped land in Zuma and Trancas Canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (DSherman Oaks) said in a statement. The area is one of only six in the nation that received funding for land acquisition in the […]

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Man’sfight against ALS inspired many

An estimated 30,000 in the U.S. have Lou Gehrig’s disease


Two months before he died, Conejo Valley resident Greg Merfeld said something his friend Andrea Gallagher will never forget. “He said to me, ‘I have nothing to complain about,’” recalled Gallagher, Merfeld’s longtime friend and colleague at Westlake Village’s Dole Food Company. “He told me, ‘I lived a great life, I have a great family, (and) I did everything I […]


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