Spicy fun at Oxnard salsa fest

The 21st annual Oxnard Salsa Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 26 and 27 at Plaza Park in Oxnard. The celebration will kick off with a concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., July 25, featuring the Oxnard Salsa Orchestra, led by Raul Rico Jr. Main stage entertainment will run both days, […]

More than just a runner

Calabasas Coyote boys’ cross country leader eager tofly with pilot’s license

Ben Vertelney is passionate about running and flying. A Calabasas High long-distance specialist, Vertelney is on the verge of receiving his pilot’s license. “‘Airplane’ was probably my first word,” said Vertelney, an incoming senior for the Coyote boys’ cross country team. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with airplanes. I was all about planes and running […]

Sheriff sued in Calabasas cycling death

The family of former Napster executive Milton Olin Jr.—a cyclist who was struck and killed by a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department patrol car on Mulholland Highway in Calabasas on Dec. 8, 2013—has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. During a press conference Wednesday, family attorney Bruce Broillet said the deputy’s negligence caused the tragedy […]

He takes publishing into his own hands

Agoura Hills resident Sheldon Lefkowitz didn’t think he had a book in him until he found a pile of essays cluttered together in the bottom drawer of a neglected file cabinet. The writings were short pieces that he had created over the years: unfinished stories, a series for a widely distributed parenting newspaper, detailed reports for various online forums. “I […]

This team is the Real deal

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