2012-10-25 E-Edition

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Water district race turns testy

Signs destroyed, accusationsy

The race between two candidates vying for a seat on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board for Division 4, which includes Westlake Village and a portion of Malibu, has become feisty as the Nov. 6 election approaches. Joe Bowman, who was appointed in 2002 to fill a vacancy in Division 4 and ran unopposed in the 2004 and 2008 […]

Triathlete heads to New Zealand to compete

At 5-foot-2, Stacia Watson, an athlete from Thousand Oaks, is a powerhouse of energy, stamina and strength, both physically and mentally. Watson likes extreme challenges and has competed in Ironman competitions, triathlons, marathons, duathlons and a variety of other races. In November, Watson will head to Auckland, New Zealand, where she will compete in an Olympic distance world championship triathlon. […]

A tasty talk on Jewish delis

Comedian and Jewish Zodiac creator Seth Front will present a humorous multimedia history of the delicatessen across four generations of Jews in America at 5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 28 at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. The program is a 45-minute interactive lecture where Front uses more than 100 images to tell the history of the Jewish […]

Tribute to American songwriter

. Features many Neil Diamond songs

West Coast Performing Arts Presenters will stage “Hot August Night: A Tribute to Neil Diamond” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 28 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Neil Diamond tribute artist Dean Colley and his show band creation the historic 1970s Diamond shows at the Greek Theatre. The show features […]

Warrior water polo survives ‘rocky’ year

The Westlake High boys’ water polo team has seen its share of ups and downs this season. Westlake defeated its arch rival, Thousand Oaks, on Sept. 25 for the biggest win of the year. The low point was an 8-7 home setback on Oct. 16 to Moorpark, a team that has struggled in the Marmonte League. “It’s been a rocky […]

Westlake event celebrates 10th anniversary of Civic Center

Cloudy skies and competing events in neighboring communities didn’t deter the 1,500 people who came to the 10th annual Westlake Village City Celebration Oct. 20 at the Civic Center on Oak Crest Drive. Completed in 2002, the Westlake Village Civic Center— consisting of city hall, City Council chamber, community rooms, public library, reflecting pool and courtyard for special events—has become […]

Mountain Patrol assists park visitors

The network of park services in Southern California has a secret weapon for protecting folks visiting any of the parks and trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. The Mounted Volunteer Patrol (MVP) is a squadron of men and women who ride their horses through the mountain canyons and trails prepared to lend a helping hand to people in a variety […]

How to get a good night’s sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, people who have trouble staying and falling asleep at night or who wake up feeling unrefreshed in the morning may be suffering from insomnia. Almost everyone has trouble sleeping every so often, but for many Americans having a hard time getting to sleep or waking in the middle of the night is a significant […]

Sweet music by community bands

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