2016-07-28 E-Edition

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Augmenting one’s reality can be risky

Like all cities in the United States, ours have become an augmented reality playground. For almost a month, the neighborhoods, parks, shopping centers and just about everywhere else in Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Oak Park have become the new stomping ground for smartphone users trying to catch those cute little virtual creatures known as Pokémon. Since game developer […]

Pet of the week

GENTLE GIANT—Brutus is a male blue Mastiff about 2 years old. He gets along with other dogs. If you would like to adopt Brutus ask for ID No. A4833646 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Harry Potter gala

The Open Book will present A Very Potter Birthday Celebration, in honor of the Harry Potter book series, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., July 30 at the bookstore, inside The Oaks mall, 222 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Book giveaways will take place all day. Children age 12 and under can fill a bag of books for free. […]

Fighting for respect

Former Calabasas star gets ready for senior season at CLU

It’s about time Casey Kurtenbach gets the credit he’s due. The former Calabasas High boys’ soccer standout and current senior with the Cal Lutheran University men’s team has had to prove himself over and over again on the pitch. He thrived in high school with the Coyotes. He was a solid, dependable defender for three seasons in college. Now he’s […]



November 22, 1948 – July 23, 2016

Joe Napolitano, age 67, resident of Westlake Village, passed away on July 23, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA after he lost his battle with cancer. Joe was born in New York, NY to Ralph and Phyllis Napolitano. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Elizabeth (Gast) Napolitano, son Michael, daughter Grace, sister, Andee Lucas, nephew David Wrather, niece […]

Dance team will teach others

LEARN THE RIGHT MOVES—The award-winning Westlake High School Dance Team will host a Summer Dance Camp for kindergarten through high school from 9 a.m. to noon Thurs. to Sat., Aug. 18 to 20 at Westlake High School, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road. The campers will give a final day performance for family and friends. The cost is $90 per dancer […]

Kerner, Rudd earn all-state honors

Two Oaks Christian High baseball stars were named to Cal-Hi Sports all-state underclass teams. Adam Kerner, a catcher, is on the first team. His teammate, pitcher Carson Rudd, is on the second team. Kerner verbally committed to the University of San Diego. Rudd committed to Stanford. The Lions helped Oaks Christian win its first Marmonte League title in program history […]

Guest opinion /// How we can help avoid future water cutbacks

The following opinion was provided by general managers Susan Mulligan of the Calleguas Municipal Water District and David Pedersen of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. As the general managers for the region’s two largest water-supply agencies serving Southeastern Ventura and Western Los Angeles Counties, we’re very grateful for the community’s outstanding response to reduce water use as we endure […]

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