Scouts race in Soap Box Derby

Building an empire

Calabasas boys’ soccer team seeks winning formula on and off the pitch

The Coyotes were a mess when Leon Abravanel arrived three years ago. There were six soccer balls for 60 players. The boys’ soccer team rifled through a litany of names, faces and false hope after head coach John Reich, the patriarch of the program, stepped down in 2005. A once proud team was an afterthought, a wandering soul in Dante’s […]

Boys & Girls Clubs youth go camping this summer

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will offer summer camps for youths in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Agoura Hills and Calabasas. Families can learn about the program options during a free summer open house from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 27 at two locations: the Marion & John E. Anderson Youth Center on the campus of […]

Chesebro Meadow hearings begin

The debate over whether or not to build homes on 20 acres east of Old Agoura began in earnest last week at a meeting of the Agoura Hills Planning Commission. The panel received comments on the environmental impact report (EIR) submitted by developer Benjamin Efraim of Equine Estates. Efraim plans on building 15 homes on the 71-acre site with approximately […]

Agile at the park

Coach is ‘coming home’

It was a simple but powerful announcement. Tony Henney posted a message on Twitter on Tuesday morning that sent shock waves throughout the local sports community. He attached a picture of a Westlake High football helmet and two words: “Coming Home!” Henney, 37, is the Warriors’ new head coach. “Coach Henney’s proven record as a coach and leader of young […]

Deadly week claims two Calabasas lives

Animal activist a victim in Bruce Jenner crash

A Calabasas woman was being mourned by the community this week following her death in the Feb. 7 Malibu traffic accident involving former Olympian turned TV reality star Bruce Jenner. Kim Howe, a 69-year-old widow and charitable giver who lived in the exclusive Calabasas Oaks neighborhood, was remembered as a lover of pets and a staunch advocate for animal rights. […]

Popular local deli dealing with aftermath of salmonella cases

A Ventura County woman is suing a popular Westlake eatery, claiming she got sick after eating there in August. As of Feb. 3, Brent’s Deli on Townsgate Road had a clean bill of health, having passed a Ventura County Environmental Health Department inspection with no violations noted. “First and foremost, it is completely safe to dine at Brent’s Deli,” said […]

Talent needed for 2015 ArtWalk

ArtWalk is accepting applications for the 28th annual juried fine arts and designer crafts exhibition taking place Sat. and Sun., June 6 and 7 in Thousand Oaks. The deadline for artist submissions is Sat., March 7. ArtWalk is an outdoor event presented by the Conejo Valley Art Museum with the assistance of the Conejo Recreation and Park District. Over 100 […]

Matt Finders returns for Jazz Nite

Lindero Canyon Middle School will welcome back Matt Finders as a featured musician at the annual Jazz Nite fundraiser next week along with several other professional jazz players, including some notable alumni. The Feb. 18 event will feature a concert and silent auction. Finders was the director of Lindero’s jazz program before he moved to the Bay Area last year. […]