Cross country athletes on the right track

FOOT WARMERS—Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park competes in the Mt. San Antonio College 68th annual Cross Country Invitational Oct. 16. In the Varsity Sweepstakes race, the boys’ team won first place and the girls’ team placed third. Steve White, the team’s coach, earned Coach of the Year. Top row from left: Ashley Pernin, Abby Dermott, Malia Cohen, Julianne […]

Walk like an Egyptian

ANCIENT WORLD—Sixth-grader Sophie Kiss, center, talks with Joshua Barish before their team presents their skit Oct. 26 during the Walk Through the Ancient World at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. Three sixth-grade teams dressed up as Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans as part of a lesson in world history..

The dynamic duo

Kristensen, Gould lead Oak Park girls’ volleyball team

Danielle Gould and Amanda Kristensen handle stress better than anybody. Superstar quarterback Tom Brady might be able to put together a game-winning drive in crunch time, but can he draw laughs like the Oak Park High girls’ volleyball standouts do in ComedySportz High School League improvisation battles? “It’s improv comedy done in a sports competitive fashion,” Gould said of the […]

Honig joins WLV Council

Ned Davis reelected to another term

The Westlake Village City Council is back to full strength. Voters reelected Ned Davis for a third term and chose newcomer Kelly Honig to fill a seat that had been left vacant since March with the departure of former Councilmember Philippa Klessig. Nearly 22 percent of the city’s 6,012 registered voters cast ballots. Davis finished with 914 votes (44 percent) […]

Drowning in high bills while reserves grow fat


The drought is not just turning our lawns brown and depleting our reservoirs, it is depleting our pocketbooks as well. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District last week approved five more years of water and sewer rate hikes starting in January, mainly because of the higher price LVMWD must pay for its wholesale supplies. Consumers will sadly discover that while […]

Heading to Havana

A travel destination that inspires the most curiosity these days is one that is among the least visited by Americans. The destination to which I’m referring was reportedly visited by an estimated 63,000 Americans in 2014-15, though many of them may have done so illegally. Yes, I’m talking about Cuba, located just 90 miles from Key West, Fla. As a […]

Calabasas Classic returns Sun., Nov. 8

The Calabasas Classic Run, which offers the running community a 5K, 10K and Fun Run, will be Sun., Nov. 8. Races begin 8 a.m. at 100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. Chip timing will be provided. Strollers are welcome and will line up at the back of the starting line. A post-race expo will have music, giveaways, stretches and massages, kids’ […]

CHS to stage classic Holocaust drama

Calabasas High School will present “The Diary of Anne Frank,” the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play adapted from Frank’s original diaries, at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 through 21 with a 1 p.m. matinee Sat., Nov. 21 at the school, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. The production ties in with the study of the Holocaust in history and English classes […]


TABULATION—Workers in Calabasas sort and count the ballots from Tuesday’s municipal election. Three candidates ran for two seats.

Cyclist fears tinted windows

I live in the Westlake/Oak Park area and I am an avid cyclist. Why in the world do the sheriff’s deputies not ticket all the vehicles I see that have tinted windows? As a cyclist, it is the most dangerous situation pulling up to intersection and not being able to make eye contact because the person in the white Audi […]

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