2014-10-09

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



Pair of accidents snarl freeway

Traffic nightmare

A pair of accidents on the 101 Freeway caused major traffic backups on Thurs., Oct. 2 The first collision involving four vehicles occurred at about 9 a.m. on the southbound freeway north of Lindero Canyon Road and led to backups into Thousand Oaks. The crash included one overturned van and injuries to an 85-year-old woman. Two lanes between Westlake Boulevard […]

Vote for Lewitt



Our water delivery was always reliable at relatively cheap rates and had a reclaimed waste water system that pays for itself, and an award-winning, solid sewage waste composting facility that provides ongoing income for the district. Then, four years ago, Barry Steinhardt mounted a highly organized campaign to challenge the reelection of an existing board member. Steinhardt won based on […]


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