2014-01-02

2014-01-02 E-Edition

Air apparent



EYES ON THE PRIZE—Tyler McCubbin, visiting family in Agoura Hills from his home in Livermore, Calif., exercises his Labrador retriever, Bella, with the Frisbee. The fun took place on the day after Christmas at Reyes Adobe Park. Labs, golden retrievers and Shetland sheepdogs make good Frisbee dogs, but the best catchers are border collies and Australian shepherds.

Snooping and spying at the library



Westlake Village Library will offer a Spy Camp for Kids from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 11 at 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Children ages 6 through 12 years old will do multiple activities to become spies for the day, including: disguises, reflex and agility challenges, secret journals and code breaking. The event is part of Westlake Village Reads 2014’s […]

Ready to surge

Girls’ soccer squad finding its footing in preseason action


The Lions are still finding their way through the jungle. Oaks Christian High’s girls’ soccer team, which started 2-3- 2 overall, still hasn’t found its identity on the pitch. “We’ve had a really hard preseason,” senior co-captain Kerry Manion said. “We’ve learned a lot and we’re starting to get into the swing of things. We know how hard we need […]

New year, new laws

Legislation affects wages, cars, guns, texting and schools


Gov. Jerry Brown signed more than 700 state bills into law in 2013. Many of the new regulations went into effect Jan. 1. In addition to a minimum wage increase, legislators passed new protections for immigrants and laws governing leaves of absence for employees who must care for an elderly relative. The workplace AB 10 will raise California’s minimum wage […]

At The Library



CALABASAS The Calabasas Public Library at 200 Civic Center Way will be closed on Sun., Jan. 19. For more information on programs, call (818) 225-7616 or go to www.cityofcalabasas.com/library. Yoga and You at noon, Thurs., Jan. 9 and 23. A free yoga session. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or large towel. The instructor is Deanne Wenger, registered […]

PLAYER TO WATCH



Bruder is one of the most exciting and talented soccer players in the area. The Oaks Christian sophomore forward suited up at defensive center back last season. She shoots effectively with both feet and overwhelms foes with her athleticism and skill. “She can take control of a game,” teammate Abby King said. Bruder, who turns 16 in February, plays for […]

Till arrest do us part

Man, wife turn stickup artists, sheriff says


Agoura Hills resident Dana Biederman arrived home after shopping at Albertsons in Westlake Village on the night of Dec. 15 to find a man with a gun standing in her garage. The schoolteacher was still inside her car when the man pointed the weapon at her head and demanded her purse. When she didn’t comply, he tore the bag from […]

Sam Levine’s name honored in Oak Park



The spirit of a former Oak Park basketball star lives on through the efforts of his friends. Sam Levine, a 2009 Oak Park High School graduate who died in Cabo San Lucas last March, made many friends in the community, including the Lane family. Lisa Lane said that her twin cousins, Sean and Brandon Lane, and their friend Josh Rudman […]

Warrior finds path on court

Precocious point guard steps up for Westlake boys’ basketball team


Expectations, pressure and responsibility could have crushed the kid’s spirits. Isaiah Brooks was thrust into a point guard role as a freshman with the Westlake High boys’ basketball team. The Warrior’s struggles belied moments of brilliance. He’d turn the ball over one possession. The next second, he’d steal the ball, slice through the lane like a samurai and bury an […]


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