2013-07-25 E-Edition

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Monkey business in Westlake Village

Resident snippy about mandrill that visited Three Springs Park

Not everybody sees the monkey as a sweet and lovable distant cousin of mankind. A mandrill monkey and its owner visited Three Springs Park in Westlake Village last week and sparked the ire of another park visitor. About 7 a.m. July 17, Steve Mehren, executive director for Malibu-based Saving Wildlife International, took his mandrill, Kumba, for some morning exercise in […]

Teen ukulele class at the Westlake Library

Teens can learn to play the ukulele from 3 to 4 p.m. Tues., Aug. 6 and 13 at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Teens ages 12 to 18 who like the ukulele music of Bruno Mars, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Adele and Jason Mraz are invited to take part. No experience is required. Ukuleles will be provided. The class […]

The Movie Nut

What we have with “ The Way Way Back” is a summer movie without special effects or superheroes, without graphic sex, screaming violence or streaming profanity. It’s a movie that dares to entertain simply by creating empathetic characters, giving them witty dialogue and directing the actors to play them for real. Because what we have here is a warm and […]

So Cal Jets soar to victory

Westlake bridge and road work on a roll

The Westlake Village City Council announced it has approved a $5.8-million contract with Covina contractor L.A. Engineering Inc. to revamp the Lindero Canyon Road overpass. And not a minute too soon. As the economy improves, construction prices are escalating. Already the project will cost almost $1 million more than originally expected. The work includes modifying the median at Lindero Canyon […]

Families needed to host exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. The 15- to 18-year-olds will arrive shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester. These exchange students are conversant in English, and eager to learn about the U.S. and share their culture with host families. Each […]


THURS., JULY 25 ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at studio theater (firstfloor), Moorpark College performing arts center, 7075 Campus Road. Additional performances 8 p.m. July 26, 27 and Aug. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10. Matinees 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4, 11. For adult audiences. Call for ticket prices and reservations. Contact: Box offce. […]

Blue Jays fail to sign Oaks Christian pitcher

Phillip Bickford isn’t headed to Canada after all. Bickford, a former Oaks Christian High righthanded pitcher, failed to reach a contract agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team that drafted him 10th overall in last month’s Major League Baseball amateur draft. The Blue Jays had until July 12 to sign Bickford, whose fastball reaches 97 miles per hour. Bickford, […]

Says city let the residents down

I am perplexed why our City Council was not up front with the residents of Agoura Hills regarding the city’s sale of the Chesebro Meadow parcel—especially those property owners in Old Agoura who live adjacent to the site. The hopes of the Santa Monica Conservancy buying the property were considered and discounted, stating that the title of the property was […]