2017-05-04 E-Edition

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Bicycle safety awareness is everyone’s responsibility


May is Bicycle Safety Month, and motorists and cyclists are reminded that roadway safety is everyone’s responsibility. The California Highway Patrol and other public safety agencies are taking time this month to promote helmet awareness and encourage all users to share the roads safely and respectfully. Motorists are advised to expect bicyclists on the roadway at all times, to be […]

Bay Laurel kids design, create, explore

CRITICAL MINDS—More than 120 students at Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas present projects on a wide range of scientific topics during the school’s spring science fair on March 28. At right, fifth-graders Samantha Cohen and Lily Brown display their project regarding egg geodes. Below, second- and fifth-graders Pieter and Francois Theron with their experiment titled “The Science of Coffee.”

Spring is time for kids—and water safety

Few things are as much fun as splashing around at the beach or in a pool, but not every child is confident about taking the plunge. The American Academy of Pediatrics supports swimming lessons for most children 4 years and older. Water safety classes can also reduce the risk of drowning in younger children, the group reports, but advises that […]

Warriors’ greatest hits

Westlake girls’ beach volleyball juggernaut finishes regular season 10-0

Life’s a beach, literally, for the Warriors. Westlake High’s girls’ beach volleyball team has been the marquee program in Ventura County the past half-decade. The Warriors have won five Marmonte League titles in five seasons of existence, and they’ve reached the postseason quarterfinals the past four years. This spring, they finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, including […]


Walk with NAMI

The 13th annual NAMI Ventura County Walk benefitting the National Alliance on Mental Illness will take place, rain or shine, Sat., May 6 at the Ventura Promenade. Check-in and registration will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K walk at 10:30 a.m. A program from 10 to 10:30 a.m. will feature speakers from the Ventura County community. This family […]

Umps trade blue for pink in cancer support

About 20 Agoura PONY Baseball league umpires traded their regular blue uniform tops for pink shirts during games at Lupin Hill on April 29 to raise awareness about cancer and help find a cure for the pervasive disease. The changeover coincides with a nationwide campaign to promote cancer awareness and prevention. “One way or another cancer touches everybody,” said Doug […]


FIXER UPPERS—Above, architect Kevin Tohill, left, and Bill Gaita with BMC landscaping look over blueprints at the 43rd Home Remodeling Show on April 22 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. Below, Michael Furlong tests out a Rift mattress during the showcase for vendors promoting their home improvement goods and services.

Improvements at the park

I have noticed a major change for the better at the Forest Cove and Morrison parks. The grounds have not only been maintained, but improved. The baseball field at Forest Cove Park is well-maintained. The grass is well-maintained and the plants, shrubs and trees look nicer. I have also noticed a significant increase in use by the residents. On further […]