2012-10-25

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



WHS golfer on Rolex team



Sean Crocker, a Westlake High junior, was named a Rolex Junior All American honorable mention golfer. The Rolex teams are comprised of 96 junior golfers, ages 13-19, from 22 states, Puerto Rico and nine countries. The standouts will be honored at the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet, Nov. 18, at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. […]

Local school performance ranking still high

. OPUSD best in Ventura County


The Academic Performance Index recently released by the state indicates that Las Virgenes and Oak Park unified school districts continue to rank as top performers in the state. Oak Park Unified School District received the top ranking for Ventura County with a 2012 overall Accountability Progress Report number of 928. The score showed a 10-point improvement over last year. The […]

Mad for Agoura



Feeling whole with reconstruction