2015-04-02

Defend the crown




Westlake High’s boys’ golf team doesn’t feel pressure. The Warriors claimed the program’s first CIF/SCGA State Boys’ Golf Championship last season. They return all but one starter from that title troop, but the players know it’s a new season. “Mentally, we have to reset,” junior Brandon Jacobs said. “We have to build from last year and not get too cocky […]

New center misses the mark



As an optimist, I lean toward the character-building expressions “Bloom where you’re planted” and “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” However, since I’ve experienced the renovation of Westlake Plaza, I’m blooming in a new direction. The way the renovation was handled by Regency Centers was more than a “misstep.” There was never a doubt that Regency felt they were […]

Get your FCC radio license



The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will administer FCC licensing examinations at 8:30 a.m. Sun., April 12 in the conference room of the East County Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The cost is $15. For more information, visit www.cvarc.org.

A mini horse with maxi moxie




Liberty Belle is a pint-size horse that has shown to have a big impact on children. A cuddly little equine about the size of a big dog, Liberty Belle visited the Las Virgenes Unified School District office in February to kick off literacy and anti-bullying programs in local schools in conjunction with the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Lt. Jennifer Seetoo […]

The Movie Nut



As the double-entendre title makes clear, this intends to be a raunchy comedy—and it is. Fortunately, Will Ferrell uses the fact that he’s just an overgrown kid at heart to guide his performance and temper this movie. It doesn’t make “Get Hard” good, but it keeps it from being as offensive as it could be. The Latinos and African Americans […]

Warriors will host college men’s lacrosse game



College men’s lacrosse squads will play each other at Westlake High. Chapman University takes on UNLV at 1 p.m. on Sun., April 12 at Westlake’s stadium. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children. The game will be a homecoming for Chapman players Luke Hegeman, Jacob Blaznek and Connor Reilly. Hegeman and Blaznek are Westlake graduates. Reilly, a midfielder, […]

Chesebro blues



Once Chesebro Meadow is gone, it’s gone forever. For 40 years the residents of Agoura have fought to save this 71-acre parcel of undeveloped land that sits just east of Chesebro Road and north of the 101 Freeway. They fought the building of a prison, then a business park and housing tract project, then a 750-student school. They witnessed the […]

GOP women set fundraiser



The Woodland Hills Republican Women Federated will meet for its annual fundraiser luncheon and fashion show from 10 a.m. to l 1:30 p.m. Thurs., April 9 at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. The theme is “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” with designs by Christine Richie. The luncheon will have citrus roasted half chicken with a […]

Pet of the week



New art exhibit at Kavli Theatre



Conejo Valley residents are invited to a special artist reception for a new art exhibit, “Captivating,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., April 4 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The exhibit, open to the public by appointment through June 9, features the works of Southern California artists Ann Krasner, Rosita Gottlieb, […]


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