2014-03-20

PLAYER TO WATCH



Hollister is a 6- foot- 6 senior co-captain and opposite hitter for the Westlake High boys’ volleyball team. The Warrior is a strong defender who puts up a big block at the net. “ He’s one of the best blockers I’ve ever seen,” said Chris Shaffer, a fellow co-captain and junior outside hitter. “He’s our go-to guy. We’re going to […]

Triunfo says be aware



Water district officials are reminding their customers to conserve water due to the drought in California. Triunfo Sanitation District, which provides potable water to Oak Park residents through Oak Park Water Service, set conservation standards five years ago in response to the water shortage of 2009. The standards include limits on time and length of irrigation, reducing runoff from watering, […]

Celebration of Life gala



The Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/ Santa Barbara will present its Evening of Hope Celebration of Life Gala from 6 p.m. to midnight Fri., May 2 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. One of the biggest annual fundraisers for the society, the event will feature an awards ceremony, entertainment, dinner and a live auction of big-ticket […]

Spring luncheon to celebrate Israel’s 65th year as a nation



The SFV Council Na’amat USA annual spring luncheon celebrating Israel’s 65th year as a nation will be on Sun., March 30 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. A boutique and silent auction will run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a program with entertainment and luncheon at 12:45 p.m. The cost is $80 […]

Arbor Day in honor of the trees



The City of Calabasas will host its annual Arbor Day celebration Sat., March 22 at Gates Canyon Park, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Festivities will include tree planting and a smart gardening workshop where participants can learn about composting. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon with a tree planting ceremony. The free family event is an […]

The beauty of spring training baseball




Editor’s note: Acorn sports reporter Gilberto Manzano soaked in the Arizona sun, munched on sunflower seeds and caught some spring training baseball. Here’s how his experience at Cactus League went last weekend. The half-mile walk from the parking lot to the entrance of Camelback Ranch stadium in Glendale, Ariz., encapsulated what’s great about spring training. Parents played catch with their […]

Ask the DMV



Q: Tax season is here. How do I determine the vehicle license fee portion of my annual vehicle registration fee? I’ve heard it can be deducted on my income tax. A: The vehicle license fee part of your payment is the only part of your annual vehicle registration payment that may be deducted on your income tax. The vehicle license […]

Event celebrates Persian New Year



IRANIAN HERITAGE—Above, musicians Mahmoud Ghorbani, left, and Westlake resident Sherry Hafizi, center, provide the beat for Moorpark’s Mahin Malayeri during the Norooz Bazaar, a Persian New Year celebration and marketplace on March 15 in Thousand Oaks. At left, T.O. resident Manijeh Taimouri dances to traditional Iranian music while Mahin Malayeri, center, and Pari Daneshnia, right, of Westlake, clap along.

Cabrillo celebrates 20th season with premiere of ‘In the Heights’



As part of Cabrillo Music Theatre’s 20th anniversary season, the company will present the regional professional premiere of “In the Heights” from Fri., March 28 through Sun., April 6 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Performances of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2008 will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. […]

Stars ready to rock Lindero school

Musicians gather for benefit show


Musicians from the groups Guns N’ Roses, Heart and Billy Idol’s band will unite for a onenight benefit concert to raise money for Lindero Canyon Middle School’s music department. Slated for 7:30 p.m. Wed., April 2, the concert will feature five musicians known for their success in the music industry and their support of music education. The musicians are members […]


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