2015-04-16 E-Edition

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Water awareness

Guest opinion

While water efficiency has become routine for many of us, this is a time when all of our customers must take extraordinary measures to deal with the state’s record drought. In the months ahead, all of us are going to be challenged to use less water, particularly outdoors, and working together will carry the day. On April 1, the governor […]

Open house at the yacht club

The Westlake Yacht Club invites prospective members of the community to a free open house from 6 to 10 p.m. Fri., April 24 at 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The club will provide appetizers, salads, desserts, live music and boat rides on the lake.

Street art on display at Whizin’s

The Los Angeles art scene comes alive in Agoura Hills tomorrow, April 17, with a program that organizers hope will be a regular monthly gig at the city’s Whizin Market Square. Called “The Street Art Live,” the community art event is being produced by artist Michael Cook (aka Cookie) and art enthusiast Lori Monaco, founders of the Street Art Loft […]

Volleyball star bound for S.F. State

Haley Halpert, a senior for the Westlake High girls’ volleyball team, signed a National Letter of Intent with San Francisco State University. Halpert, who transferred from Thousand Oaks, missed the first 30 days of this season due to section transfer rules. The outside hitter also overcame spinal surgery for a volleyball injury earlier in her career before thriving on the […]

Mission to preserve history

Petition to turnfield lab into national monument growing

With cleanup underway at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, an online petition asking President Barack Obama to designate part of the site a national monument by the end of the year has been gaining ground. The 2,850-acre field lab, built in 1947, has been used as a nuclear test site and for research in the development of ballistic missiles, rockets […]

Life in the Single Lane

Reader response

I just never know when something I write will strike a nerve with more readers than usual. Take, for instance, my last column, “The whole shebang,” in which I talked about not settling until I find someone who’s the entire enchilada— with all the fixings. Sometimes people agree with me, like Sharon: “I am glad you’re willing to not settle […]


THURS., APRIL 16 C.I. Gulls Plant Sale And Luncheon 11 a.m. at Wedgewood Banquet Center, 5880 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura. Bring plant to be auctioned off. Proceeds go to charities. RSVP requested. Contact: Shirley. Phone: 805.263.6062. Art Of Networking Mixer 5:30 p.m. at Jeannine’s Gourmet Food Hall, The Shoppes in Westlake Village. For Jewish young adults in their 20s and […]

Dodge the kills

The pillagers descended on the Westlake High gymnasium. “There’s so many of them,” Chris Shaffer said. Warriors started dropping like Australian flying foxes at an Uzbekistani discothèque. Defeat was inevitable. Westlake freshman and junior varsity boys’ volleyball players clobbered the varsity squad in a game of dodgeball to kick off the first practice after spring break. It’s not the varsity […]

So I’ve been pulled over . . . now what?

Most of us have experienced the nauseating feeling that comes with looking in the rear-view mirror and seeing those red and blue flashing lights. Busted. You’re being pulled over. A traffic stop is a stressful situation for any driver—guilty or not—but it’s equally stressful (and often more so) for the investigating officer, who never knows what to expect once the […]

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