2014-01-30 E-Edition

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$10-million Murdock donation gives new YMCA the go-ahead

Construction in Westlake Village to begin in spring

Nonagenarian billionaire David Murdock announced Jan. 24 he will give $10 million to fund the startup costs for the new YMCA in Westlake Village. The building will go on an 18- acre hilltop location at the corner of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road. “Truly, it’s the miracle we’ve been waiting for. Mr. Murdock has been a blessing to […]

Luxury home proposal gets final OK

Neighbors, developer reach a compromise

The last remaining ranch in the North Ranch section of Thousand Oaks will be transformed into an upscale gated community. Construction of 13 luxury homes is set to begin on the 27-acre property in six to eight months following a heated fouryear dispute between the developer and neighbors who once staunchly opposed the project. Studio City-based KSK Investments purchased the […]

Stars shine at Beacon for the Arts benefit

Float on

Armed with a smile and floater, Tim Howell leads Viewpoint boys’ basketball team

There are silent assassins. Then there’s the smiling assassin, Tim Howell III. A senior captain and point guard for the Viewpoint High boys’ basketball team, Howell almost always has a smile on his face. In the heat of battle, the Patriot catapults to the hoop. He glides through the air, as if momentarily teasing gravity, before releasing floaters that gently […]

Calabasas poodle groomed for big show

Reagan, a 2 ½ – year- old black standard poodle from Calabasas, will be going to the Westminster Kennel Club’s 138th annual dog show in New York City on Mon. and Tues., Feb. 10 and 11. The Westminster Kennel Club is dedicated to the showing of purebred dogs. First held in 1877, the dog show is America’s second-longest, continuously held […]

Storyfit for a movie

Reagan Library exhibit showcases fighter pilot’s heroics

World War II fighter pilot Lt. Col. Clyde East gained a reputation for his skill in hundreds of air battles for his life and his country. On Tuesday, East was inducted into the American Heroes Gallery at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, where he is a docent, with an exhibit featuring photos, medals and news articles honoring his legacy. […]

Young actors sought for ‘Tom Sawyer’

Auditions and callbacks for the play “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” will take place at 7 p.m. Sun. through Tues., Feb. 9 to 11 at the High Street Arts Center, 45 E. High St., Moorpark Callbacks will be by invitation only at 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 12. All roles are open. This production is non-Equity and with no pay. Actors […]

Coyotes get a grip on the basketball court

101 Freeway toll studied

But pay-for-use still down the road

Paying a toll to bypass traffic on Ventura County’s stretch of the 101 Freeway may be the wave of the future for local commuters. But even if the Ventura County Transportation Commission’s $111,000 feasibility study finds that installing High-Occupancy Toll lanes along the 101 Freeway is doable, it would take at least a decade before motorists could actually use them. […]