2013-07-04

Weather ’s hot, but that’s OK for these happy revelers



What’s new on DVD?




Now that summer’s here, there’s more time to catch up on those movies you might have missed in the theater and those television series you never had time to watch. Sit back, sample the popcorn and enjoy the show. Here’s what’s new on DVD. “Identity Thief” (Universal) A mild-mannered businessman ( Jason Bateman) and a spend-crazy con woman (Melissa McCarthy) […]

Acorn Bits



• Emily Dora Dinino of Westlake Village was named to the dean’s list at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. Dinino is a freshman majoring in human and organizational development. St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M., has conferred a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts to Bradford Scott of Westlake Village. Bradford’s senior essay […]

History of Agoura Hills told through photo book




Indian burial grounds, movie magic and the fight against a prison that was supposed to be built near Old Agoura are among the highlights of the area’s storied past. A new pictorial book details the history of Agoura Hills. Historic photographs of Chumash Indians, early settlers, rough-shod ranchers and civic-minded residents are included in the newly released 127-page book, “ […]

Life in the Single Lane

Lost in translation: Part 2

Well, folks, it seems I struck a chord with my recent discussion about words and phrases for us and our single friends. I talked about spinsters, divorcers, separatees, guy pals and even love buddies, but came to the conclusion that there wasn’t an adequate vocabulary in place for us—yet. I mentioned that after a certain more mature age it no […]

Newcomers club welcomes change of offcers



The Westlake Village Newcomers Club celebrated the closing of the spring season with a luncheon last month at Boccaccio’s Restaurant on the lake. New officers were installed for the 2013-2014 term. The officers are: Leslie Tilleskjor, president; Peggy Johnston, first vice president; Sue Clinesmith, second vice president; Catherine Inbar and Nancy Van Volkinburg, secretaries; Kay Baumbach, treasurer; and Lee Sorenson, […]

Group gathering support for youth ministry




As a teenager, Frank Ladwig yearned for stability in a home that was riddled with alcohol abuse. His difficult family situation while growing up in Colorado Springs, Colo., in the 1950s led him to make bad choices, he said. With no real positive role model, the young Ladwig got into trouble at school and in his personal life. He does […]

Agoura Hills sells disputed Heschel property to housing developer

City abandons bid to retain Old Agoura parcel, but investment is recovered, development will be minimal


The City of Agoura Hills announced it has sold the former Heschel school property to a housing developer, ending a long battle over ownership rights to the 71-acre parcel near Old Agoura but doing little to ease the fears of some residents who would prefer the land remain as open space. The city sold the land in unincorporated Los Angeles […]

Cabrillo showcases its talent



SIZZLING SOLOS—Cabrillo Music Theatre actress Laura Thatcher, left, gives a preview of the company’s upcoming season during a showcase performance at the Westlake City Library on June 28. And right, Cabrillo Music Theatre actor Matt Bauer sings a solo from Cabrillo’s upcoming production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” For Cary Ginell’s review of the concert, please see page 31.

Janss Marketplace hosting fun,fireworks on the Fourth



The free Fourth of July Janss Marketplace Fireworks Spectacular will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thurs., July 4 at the shopping center on Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. All other family activities including a balloon artist, face painting and a bounce house will also be free. Guests can register for the chance to win prizes. Marketplace […]


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