Who will thrive on hardwood?

Local girls’ hoops teams want to rise above the crowd

Bust out the sneakers and headbands—it’s high school girls’ basketball season. Local teams spent the summer counting down the days for the return of hoops. The wait is finally over. “Play hard, play smart and have fun,” first-year Westlake head coach Harry Carbonati said. Oaks Christian, which romped through Marmonte League foes en route to a league crown last season, […]

One-day watering in effect

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District customers will have to adjust their sprinkler timers again on the heels of a new policy that reduces lawn irrigation from two days to one day per week. LVMWD failed to meet the State Water Resources Control Board mandate to reduce district usage by 36 percent. In October, the water savings statewide fell to 22 […]

Oak Park student earns Nashville opportunity

A sophomore at Oak Park High School was among 150 students nationwide to earn a spot in the 2015 All-National High School Concert Band. Ruitao “Ray” Zhang, a clarinet player, performed with the group from Oct. 25 to 28 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. He is one of seven students in California to play with the band […]

Birdfest takes wing this weekend

Bird Fest, an event featuring a variety of free activities, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Visitors can see a live bird program, take a guided bird walk, listen to speakers and meet representatives of bird-friendly organizations. Guided bird […]


The Shirettes in concert in T.O. Temple Etz Chaim will host a free community Hanukkah concert featuring the trio The Shirettes at 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6 in the temple’s Paskow Sanctuary, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The music program will include Shirettes’ original songs as well as traditional Hanukkah tunes. The event will also have a menorah lighting […]

Great state race

Agoura boys snag sixth place at CIF State Cross Country Championships

Local athletes ran briskly at the CIF State Cross Country Championships last weekend. Agoura High’s boys’ cross country team took sixth place in the Division 2 field. Senior star Cole Hoff, who crossed the finish line in 15 minutes, 17 seconds, took sixth place to lead the Chargers. “It’s always an awesome feeling to have one meet with everyone from […]


Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 750 in damage to the side glass door of a restaurant in the 5100 block of Kanan Road Nov. 20. A burglar stole tools and music CDs worth about $2,700 total from a home that is under construction on Skyview Way Nov. 15. A vandal caused $2,100 worth of damage smashing the headlights and […]

CLU to celebrate Kwanzaa Dec. 12

Cal Lutheran University’s annual Kwanzaa celebration will feature food, performances and a ceremony from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 12 in Gilbert Arena in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, 130 Overton Court on the Thousand Oaks campus. CLU students will present a Kwanzaa ceremony. NAACP Saturday School students will make presentations. The celebration of African American heritage […]

Jolly trolly back for the holidays in WLV

The Westlake Village Trolley is back for the holiday season. The trolley stops near most Westlake neighborhoods, retail centers, restaurants and hotels. The trolley is free to ride. Onboard entertainment is provided from 5 to 7 p.m. The service runs from 3 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sat., Jan. 2, 2016. The trolley will not run Fri., Dec. […]

Pet of the Week

WHAT-EVER—Tao is a male Siamese mix about 2 years old. He is sweet and gets along well with other cats. If you would like to adopt Tao ask for ID No. A4891889 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

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