2016-09-22 E-Edition

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Let’s paint the town

Reyes Adobe artist drawing big attention

Tracy Lee Stum’s unique style of street art jumps right out at you. Stum, a 55-year-old chalk artist from Saticoy who specializes in 3-D interactive art known as trompe l’oeil (a French term meaning “fool the eye”), will be a featured talent at the Reyes Adobe Imagination Gallery during Reyes Adobe Days Oct. 6 through 9 in Agoura Hills. Stum […]

Oak Park forum highlights Senate race

Democrat Henry Stern and Republican Steve Fazio, who are competing for Fran Pavley’s seat in the state Senate, will square off in a debate at 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 6 in lecture hall G-9 at Oak Park High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Stern and Fazio are vying to replace Pavley in the 27th District, which spans the east […]

Healthy women, happy kids

Remedy Skin + Body will host the following two free events at 3723 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. Thurs., Sept. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m., pediatrician and best-selling author Tanya Altmann of Calabasas Pediatrics will speak on “Raising Happy and Healthy Kids.” Thurs., Oct. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m., UCLA oncologist Melissa Cohen will discuss breast-cancer concerns, including […]

University reports record enrollment

Largest entering class ever

Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo is reporting its largest entering class of undergraduates in history at 2,152 students. The class includes 1,021 freshmen that were selected from a record number of 10,312 applicants, an increase of nearly 9 percent over the previous year. The class is comprised of 68 percent female and 32 percent male students. The entering freshman […]

Westlake prepares for well-rested Musketeers

Warrior football team will try to snap three-game losing streak on Friday

Westlake High football coaches gathered at team headquarters, contemplating the Warriors’ three-game losing streak. How many other Ventura County teams would fare better than Westlake, which faced Texas juggernaut Aledo, Tecmo Bowl offensive supernova Newbury Park and perennial Orange County heavyweight Santa Margarita in order? Oaks Christian and Calabasas might. What about Newbury Park? Tony Henney, Westlake’s head coach, laughed […]

Lake at Westlake hits record low level

Wells aren’t productive enough

The scenic, 125-acre lake in the heart of Westlake Village has long been a source of pride in community, but as the drought drags on and calls for conservation increase, the water level in the lake has dwindled to a record low 17.5 inches below normal. Ed Jefferson, president of the Westlake Lake Management Association— which operates the man-made lake—is […]

Hard work and luck make theater career

Oak Park High alumnus demonstrates her acting chops in a production of “A View From the Bridge” at the Ahmanson Theatre

At just 26, Catherine Combs has reached another high point in her acting career, starring in a major play at the renowned Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Combs portrays Catherine, the 17-year-old niece of Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone, in the Young Vic’s Tony Awardwinning production of “A View From the Bridge” that opened Sept. 14. When Catherine falls in […]

India Festival celebrates culture, cuisine and crafts

The 2016 India Festival, hosted by the India Friends Association, offers a day of Indian culture, food and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 25 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Guests can taste authentic Indian food, listen to a range of Indian music, take part in various dance forms and […]

Volunteers needed for competitions

The Ventura County Office of Education needs more than 400 volunteer judges to support the 2,500 students that annually participate in Ventura County Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, Science Fair and VEX Robotics competitions. Unless indicated, no special training is required to volunteer for a specific event. VEX Robotics from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5 at the VCOE […]