2014-07-31

Play ball!



Come out and play!



Coyotes’ future starts now

Four young standouts, first-year beach team give Calabasas boys’ volleyball program hope for upcoming season and beyond


Imitation is the highest form of flattery. The Calabasas High boys’ volleyball team strives to become a powerhouse. The Coyotes, who qualified for their first postseason in school history in 2013, are not venturing far for inspiration. “We want to be more like Westlake,” Calabasas head coach Cory Chandler said. “Westlake is very efficient. It’s a credit to their players […]

Looks forward to lively election



In reading Sylvie Belmond’s article on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board election in November, I find it troubling when Glen Peterson, up for reelection, states that fellow board member Barry Steinhardt has been “confrontational since the get-go.” Could it be that Mr. Peterson would prefer a rubber-stamp approval by the board over listening to other points of view, […]

Teen book club at library

Read recommendation or own choice

The Westlake Village Library offers the “Read What You Want” book club for teens ages 12 through 18 on the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. at 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. Upcoming meetings will take place Aug. 9 and Sept. 13. Library staff will recommend one book as well as several alternatives, which teens […]

Spot an owl on the prowl



The Nature of Wildworks will host an Owl Prowl from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 7 in Topanga Canyon. Guests can join the Wildworks staff and rescued owls for a stroll through the hills of Topanga at dusk when owls begin to awaken. Information will be given about owls and their role in the ecosystem. Children are welcome. Admission […]

Sun sets on Conejo Oaks baseball team’s season




Cody Lenahan hesitated on a pop-up in foul territory. The third baseman for the Conejo Oaks college wood-bat baseball team appeared to give up on the play, but he dove for the ball at the last moment. Lenahan, unable to record the out, landed face first in the dirt. A dust storm swirled in front of the Oaks’ dugout in […]

Pig quandary in Westlake



Many years ago when I was a young police officer, I knew my town laws inside out. One of them forbade “beasts of burden” from entering the public park. One year, the city allowed a traveling circus to set up there. When I discovered the circus brought camels with it, I thought I would make a name for myself by […]

Dirty cars, a sure sign of drought




For many Californians, driving a dirty car is unthinkable. Turning on the tap and not having water flow out is also unthinkable. As each dry and hot day passes, the latest California drought deepens. It’s time to not only think but act as our water sources dwindle. Inspired by the statewide program Save Our Water— www.saveourh2o.org—which includes the message “a […]

Bet on pets



Petopia Animal Rescue Adoption Center will host casino games, poker and entertainment from 7 to 11 p.m. Sat., Aug. 9 at the Hilton Hotel, 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills. The funds raised will provide for rescue efforts and medical care to abandoned animals while they seek out forever homes at the Petopia adoption center in the Westfield Promenade. The evening […]