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Fields OK’d for Westlake sports park

City to begin ballfield construction at YMCA site

Westlake Village city leaders are moving forward with improvements at the new YMCA sports complex and community park on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, west of Lindero Canyon Road. At a meeting Oct. 9, the City Council approved a plan to build two sports fields with surrounding trails and amenities. Offi- cials estimate this phase of the park […]

Group trustees being sought

The Community Foundation for Oak Park is seeking candidates to fill two vacancies on its board of trustees. Established in 1979, the foundation supports volunteer efforts within Oak Park, serving as a tax-exempt umbrella organization for charitable groups and donor-defined funds. Trustees must live in Oak Park and be willing to participate in the hands-on-administration of the foundation, which involves […]

Holiday Fantasy presents shopping, champagne, raffe and silent auction

. Music by Sentimental Journey

The Westlake Women’s Club will host its 45th annual Holiday Fantasy at 10 a.m. Fri., Nov. 8 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. The event will feature a hosted complimentary champagne social hour, boutique shopping, silent auction, raffle, door prizes and buffetluncheon. Sentimental Journey will perform music from the 1950s and 1960s. The Westlake Women’s […]

Family Men

The big bike debacle Halloween is approaching and the bogeyman comes to mind. As a parent, my job isn’t just to protect my kid from monsters. It’s also to worry myself sick. When my son entered kindergarten, I worried. Would he learn? Would he behave well? Would he be socially challenged, hide in his room and threaten to never come […]

Blessed pets

ALL GOD’S CREATURES— Top left, Pastor Steve Herder says a prayer for Molly, a Labrador, as owner Dick Jones of Thousand Oaks looks on during the Blessing of Our Pets service at Ascension Lutheran Church in T.O. on Oct. 6. Bottom left, Anita Srinivasas of T.O. holds her Yorkshire terrier, Lulu, as Trixie Feather Star, a beagle, says hello. Bottom […]

Dispelling myths about mammograms

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women today. In 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women, and approximately 39,620 women will die from it. The good news is that with regular breast cancer screenings, most women can signifi- cantly increase their […]

Branch office in Calabasas

Japanese offcials inspect Calabasas creek project

TOUR OF DUTY—More than 30 mayors from Japan visit Calabasas on Oct. 3 and learn about the Las Virgenes Creek restoration project next to the Albertsons shopping center at Las Virgenes and Agoura roads. Above, Calabasas public works director Robert Yalda explains how the dilapidated concrete channel that once lined the creek was replaced with natural vegetation, a move that […]

Teenage jazz artist draws inspiration from a variety of musical genres

Alex Smith pictures himself onstage inside a New York jazz club. He’s sitting on his drum throne, getting ready to unveil his newest piece of music to an eager audience. At the center of the band, Alex hits his sticks together three times to signal the start of the song. The music begins. Members of the audience sit forward in […]