2014-10-09

Life in the Single Lane



OXOXOXO I’m a hugger from way back. I like to greet people I know and often those I’m meeting for the first time with a quick embrace. Heck, I even like hugging trees. But the more I venture into the New World of Dating, the more I’m reevaluating my penchant for hugging. What made me start thinking about this in […]

Talk on ‘helicopter parents’



“Helicopter parents”—a term that refers to moms and dads who hover over their child’s every move—will be the focus of an upcoming parent workshop at Calabasas High School. The first RAP (Resolve and Problem Solve) session at the school this school year will feature two licensed therapists, Stephanie Bien and Debra Sedley, who will present a talk called “Helicopter Parenting: […]

Warriors have bull’s-eye on back

Defending league champ Westlake girls’ tennis team develops chemistry


The Warriors are learning it’s harder to defend a championship than to win one. Last season, Westlake High’s girls’ tennis team captured its first outright Marmonte League title since 2002. The Warriors have company at the top of the food chain this year. Thousand Oaks and Oaks Christian, two of the top teams in the Ventura County, are contenders to […]

Pet of the week



D.A. cites board for Brown Act

Water district meeting held improperly


The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s public integrity division determined that the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors violated the California Brown Act open meetings law when it improperly added an item to a closed meeting agenda. Last February, LVMWD board of directors member Barry Steinhardt—a leading opponent of the new water tank now under construction in Westlake […]

Wilk for LVMWD



The challenges we face in water policy have never been more difficult. The water board needs strong leadership, creative thinking and sound judgment to manage the issues and make the right decisions regarding conservation and fiscal responsibility for us ratepayers. Michael Wilk is the best candidate on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Las Virgenes water district will benefit from a […]

Society gets name change



A name going back to the days of Spanish land grants will be added to the Calabasas Historical Society’s title. The organization will now be known as the Calabasas Las Virgenes Historical Society, officials said. “The primary purpose of our organization is to promote and preserve the historical interest of Calabasas and surrounding environs,” board member Judy Jordan said. “Many […]

Workshop for inventors



The Clean Technology Council nonprofit will present an educational workshop titled “Ocean Health to Lunar Landings: How to compete for a multi-million dollar XPRIZE” with inventors from VoXearch from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 9 at the Total Wine Conference Center, 394 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Keynote speakers Mike Outmesguine and Alan DeRossett will discuss the competitions, improving […]

Veterans can attend CLU free



California Lutheran University is working with the government to cover all tuition and fees for an unlimited number of qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are military veterans. The Post-9/11 GI Bill covers a maximum of $20,235 a year in tuition and fees for veterans attending private colleges. Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, universities and the Department of Veterans Affairs […]

Westlake girls’ volleyball team hits the road




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