2016-06-30

If at first you don’t succeed, tri, tri again

Team of local triathletes will compete at Ironman Canada on July 24


Local triathletes are heading to Canada. P5 Racing, a triathlon team which won Ironman Arizona in 2014, will compete at Ironman Canada on July 24 in Whistler, British Columbia. A group of 16 competitors, including P5 founders Scott and Kari Davis, will make the 1,400-mile trek to compete in the 140.6-mile competition. Competitors will swim 2.4 miles in Alta Lake, […]

Transit authority wants new sales tax on ballot




The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted June 23 to place a new half-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot in Los Angeles County. If approved by a two-thirds major i ty of voters, the tax would raise the countywide levy to 9.5 percent, one of the highest in the nation. The rate will be higher in cities that already […]

Historic collection debuts at library

Photos are part of diplomatic art exhibit at museum


The Reagan Library will welcome its newest exhibit next week, displaying works of art that until now have been seen only in embassies outside the United States. In its historic debut at the Reagan Library at 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley, the Foundation for Arts and Preservation in Embassies will present its original print, photography and site-specific collections from […]

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Westlake teen takes center ice

Lola Mormino is only girl on Ventura Mariners bantam hockey team


Lola Mormino laced up ice skates for the first time when she was 11 years old. “I couldn’t stand up,” she said. She donned all her equipment— stick, gloves, helmet, shin pads and Chicago Blackhawks sweater—ready for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals or a morning skate at a local rink. She kept slipping on the ice at the […]

Little desire for public shuttle service in Calabasas




Most residents in affluent Calabasas and neighboring cities own at least one car and rarely use public transit. But some residents still depend on buses and shuttles to get to school and work and to run errands. Ali Asghar, a 21-year-old from Calabasas, said that while public transportation in Los Angeles is expanding, and the 161 Metro bus from Woodland […]

Changes in the law place limits on voluntary suspension and reinstatement of benefits

COMMENTARY /// Social Security


You’ve probably heard that changes in the law now affect the way you file for certain benefits. These changes place limits on when voluntary suspension and reinstatement can begin for you and your family members who might also be entitled to benefits on that record. This is not the demise of “file and suspend.” It’s still one of your best […]

Dancer takes the proper steps to achieve her goals

WHS graduate to perform at Hollywood Bowl


A Westlake High School alumna’s decision to pursue dance as a career is paying early dividends. Fresh off earning a diploma from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television this month, Maggie Darago has already landed an ensemble role alongside the likes of Mario Lopez in the musical “A Chorus Line,” coming to the Hollywood Bowl next month. Now 21, […]

Our Conejo Valley Rams

COMMENTARY /// Los Angeles Rams


Cowboys set the foundation. Rams took over the show. The Dallas Cowboys held their training camp at Cal Lutheran from 1963 to 1989. The Los Angeles Rams, who recently relocated from St. Louis, will spend training camp in late July and August at Irvine before practicing at the Thousand Oaks university during the regular season. The Conejo Valley is home […]

Man survives apparent suicide leap off the Kanan Road bridge




A man was airlifted to the hospital June 26 after he apparently tried to commit suicide by jumping off the south side of the Kanan Road freeway bridge in Agoura Hills. “He landed on the slow lane of the eastbound 101 and a good Samaritan dragged him to the right shoulder,” California Highway Patrol Officer Leland Tang said. The incident […]


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