2012-09-27 E-Edition

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Endeavour makes a grand entrance

Family lives large despite struggles

For the Sikorra family, every day is a miracle, a chance “to run the race, rise above” and “live with grace.” Those are some of the lyrics Joe Sikorra of Westlake Village wrote for his sons, John and Ben, to encourage them to seize the moment and enjoy life to the fullest. Tomorrow is not assured. John, 21, and Ben, […]


Indian artist discusses his work The National Park Service will host an exhibit by Native American gourd mask artist Bernie Granados Jr. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a special presentation from 1 to 2 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7 at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center at Ranch Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park. An Apache-Zacatec artist, Granados produces […]

Local grads pay homage to their hometown with Old Agoura band

David Jorgensen and Adam Bowers still have a soft spot for their hometown of Agoura Hills. The Agoura High School graduates are well into adulthood and now live in the San Francisco Bay Area, but their childhood homes still beckon, both for sentimental and professional reasons. Jorgensen and Bowers have formed a band, Old Agoura, which will perform at The […]

Deep local squads surge on trails

cross country report Marmonte League

The Simi Valley High girls’ cross country team is favored to defend its Marmonte League championship. The Pioneers are also gunning for a state title. Westlake, Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks are grappling for second place. The field is wide open on the boys’ circuit. Simi Valley, Moorpark and Royal are giving defending league champ Westlake a fight. Agoura and […]

Applicants sought for Westlake cultural board

The City of Westlake Village is seeking applications from city residents interested in serving on the Cultural Recreation Advisory Board. The board was established in 2003 to advise the City Council on cultural and recreational programs, special events, parks and the operation of recreation facilities either owned by the city or operated through use agreements. The board consists of nine […]

Pumpkin fest seeks volunteers

The 2012 Calabasas Pumpkin Festival will feature a variety of activities for the entire family, organizers said during a kickoff celebration last week. About 50 community leaders and business owners gathered at the Acura 101 West car dealership to celebrate eight years of collaboration between the city and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. Organizers said they need more volunteers from […]

Pet of the Week

The Art of Being

“One of life’s best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience.” — Robert Fulghum The blessings of your inconveniences Last month I was living in what I […]