2013-10-17 E-Edition

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WLV council candidates tackle issues

City Council incumbents Susan McSweeney and Mark Rutherford, and challengers Brad Halpern, Don Rosenberg and Kym Horner agree on one thing: They all promise to be collaborative leaders who will work to maintain the quality of life in Westlake Village while allowing the city to move forward into the 21st century. About 120 people attended a candidates forum on Oct. […]

Stein emphasizes leadership qualities in LVUSD campaign

Lesli Stein, president of Las Virgenes Unified School District’s Board of Education and the only incumbent in the Nov. 5 school board election, says that her “ proven leadership” and “quality experience” are essential qualities to maintaining excellence in local education. Stein is one of five candidates running for three open seats this year. Longtime board members Gordon Whitehead and […]

T.O. Rotary takes to the street for fun fair

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will have its 22nd annual Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 20 on Moorpark Road between Hillcrest and Wilbur roads in Thousand Oaks. More than 370 vendors will offer handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, toys, housewares, electronics, home improvement products and services. In addition, the event will feature […]

The Movie Nut

What we have here is a contest of frayed nerves, a trial of raw courage, a game without rules or rationality. “It was supposed to be easy,” the leader of the Somali pirates says at one point. “I take ship. Nobody gets hurt.” It wasn’t easy; before it ended some were hurt, several were killed. “Captain Phillips” is based on […]

United Methodists to host fall festival

The community is invited to a fall festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19 on the patio of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. Admission is free for the activities, which include a petting zoo, pony rides, a bounce house and pumpkin carving. A pulled pork dinner will be served. Dinner prices are […]

Ready to play ball in Westlake Village

It’s only a couple of ball fields, but it’s a start. The City of Westlake Village last week approved a plan to build two sports fields with surrounding trails and amenities for the sports park at the northwest corner of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road. The fields and play areas are the first signs of real progress at […]

Taking the path less traveled

Unusual jobs allow local residents to do what they love

Chinese philosopher Confucius has been credited with saying “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” It’s good advice. Just ask Robert Perez, Gavin Hayes and Debbie Munz. The funeral director, the tattoo artist and the dance teacher have all chosen off-the-beaten-path careers they love. Tattoo artist Gavin Hayes says he’s an artist at […]

Pet of the Week

Food festival offers fun and games for all

A BIG SPLASH—Top, Oaks Christian High School honors biology teacher Michael Kirchner plunges into the dunk tank as Agoura resident Maya Grace, 8, is right on target with her throw during the inaugural Oaks Christian School Fall Food Festival on Oct. 13. Above left, Oaks Christian School students (from left) Marshall Via and Christian Renard, both 14, play for the […]