2015-04-16

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 […]

Aircraft on display



The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang will be on display at these locations: Van Nuys Airport from noon to 5 p.m. Mon., April 27; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues., April 28; and 9 a.m. to noon Wed., April 29. Camarillo Airport from 2 to […]

Artists open their studios on Saturday




Dozens of local artists will be showcasing their work during the 2015 Greater Conejo Valley Open Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., April 18. The tour will feature 150 artists from Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. The free program is sponsored by the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council and the Thousand […]

Another one bites the dust

Viewpoint swim teams continue to rule the pool


Cicadas invade Earth every 17 years. Viewpoint High’s swim teams take over year after year after year. The boys’ team is sprinting for its 11th straight league championship. The girls’ squad is gliding toward a ninth consecutive league title. The Patriots have earned first or second place team finishes at CIF-Southern Section finals since 2009. Viewpoint’s girls’ team, which will […]

‘We Remember’ a tribute to ‘Nam

Exhibit will honor county’s Vietnam vets


It happened 50 years ago, but Bill Moritz said he clearly remembers the day his family received a telegram notifying them that his only brother, Michael, would not be coming home. The news came nearly a week after the family learned that the 22-year-old Adolfo Camarillo High School graduate—who enlisted in the Army in 1962 while in college—was missing in […]

John Anthony Mucci III

July 31, 1985 - April 3, 2015

Beloved Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew and Cousin. John Mucci, passed away in his sleep of natural causes on the morning of April 3rd. He was the loving husband to his wife Kacie Mucci and father to Ocean Caterina Mucci, age 6, and Giovanni Anthony Mucci IV, age 4 months. His parents, John Mucci, Jr. and Lindy Mucci reside […]

Three singers present varied music



The Chicago-based pop opera trio, The Other 3 Tenors, will appear at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 17 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Art Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. In deference to the original tenor trio of Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras, in this presentation Warren Moulton, Franco Martorana and Simon Kyung Lee sing operatic arias, music […]

Baseball stars prosper




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