2016-12-08 E-Edition

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Mixed signals

In reference to the article “101 Freeway expansion officially dedicated” (Nov. 23), I have a comment. On Black Friday, I was driving west/north on the 101 Freeway, which was wide open. Just before Hampshire Road, the freeway came to a crawl. This congestion has been occurring for years starting between Hampshire Road and the 23 Freeway. Is there an accident […]

Holiday on the lake

GANDER AT THE GOOSE—Westlake Village’s annual Parade of Lights event on Dec . 4 shines brightly on the lake. Above, one of parade entries was this giant holiday goose. Numerous boats adorned with lights vied for prizes in three categories: Most Unusual, Most Creative and Best Holiday theme. At left, the parade judges—Agoura Hills Mayor Pro Tem Denis Weber, Westlake […]

Holiday fundraiser for orchestra

The New West Symphony will honor community leaders at its Poinsettia Supper Club holiday fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 9 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. The honorees are Sage Publishing and Miriam Chase Wille. Sage Publishing is being recognized for its commitment to education. Based in Thousand Oaks, Sage has been an educational publisher since […]

The airing of grievances


Tony Henney deserved better than this. Henney coached the Westlake High football team for two seasons before getting fired last week in a meeting with Principal Jason Branham, one day after the team banquet and less than three weeks after the season ended. The whole episode would be shocking if this wasn’t Westlake, a school that churns through coaches like […]


A photo last week incorrectly identified Avital Sharansky as the wife of former Soviet political prisoner Yosef Mendelevich. She is the wife of Anatoly (Nathan) Sharansky, with whom Mendelevich shared time in a Soviet gulag. Mendelevich spoke Monday at the Conejo Jewish Academy in Agoura Hills.

Exhibitors sought for Earth Day

Environmental exhibitors and vendors are needed for the 20th annual Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day Celebration Sat., April 8 at Thousand Oaks Community Park, 2525 N. Moorpark Road. The event is open to nonprofit organizations and businesses with environmental information or products to share. Businesses can reserve a 10-by-10-foot booth space for $150. Booths for nonprofit organizations are free. The festival […]

New La Reina schools headmaster a SoCal native coming home

Tony Guevara, the new head of school at La Reina High School and Middle School in Thousand Oaks, began his 30-year career in Catholic education as a teacher and coach at an all-boys Catholic school in Santa Rosa, Calif. And across the street was an all-girls school, where he taught advanced Spanish. During a late October visit to La Reina—where […]

Teams battle on the pitch

Fierce matches await rivals in Marmonte, Coastal Canyon leagues

The Marmonte League is one of the toughest high school girls’ soccer leagues in the entire CIFSouthern Section. Westlake and Oaks Christian are always vying for league and section hardware. Newbury Park is coming off a memorable surge to the Division 2 playoff semifinals. Agoura, Calabasas and Thousand Oaks are up-and-coming teams that can play spoiler on any given night. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal caused $300 in damage shattering the window of a car parked on Shadycreek Drive Nov. 23. A resident on Passageway Place reported Nov. 21 that someone caused $ 300 in damage bending the front door frame of her home. A crook stole keys and caused $ 300 in damage breaking into a car parked on Freetown […]

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