Calabasas planning commission relaxes story pole requirement for Raznick

Residents urged the Calabasas Planning Commission to uphold the city’s story pole policy at the Raznick commercial and residential development at 23480 Park Sorrento. City policy requires story poles—wooden shafts with bright ribbon strung between them—be installed at development sites to outline the dimensions of a proposed project so that people can see what it would look like. But at […]

The show must go on, no matter what

New choir director takes helm at Westlake High

When Westlake High School’s choir director Amy Rolniak says the show must go on, she means it. On closing night of the choir’s two-day fall performance, singers arrived two hours before the show to discover the WHS campus darkened by a power outage. Rather than cancel the Oct. 14 concert due to a blown transformer, Rolniak sprang into action. She […]

Clinic hosts open house

Dr. Yana Budnitsky of Illuminari Aesthetics/Medical Associates will host a holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 11 at the clinic, 28632 Roadside Drive, Ste. 105, Agoura Hills. The event will feature raffles, free demonstrations, gifts with exclusive treatment packages and special pricing on anti-aging cosmetic procedures for face and body contouring. Wine, appetizers and desserts […]

Yelich gives back to Westlake

MR. BASEBALL—Christian Yelich, a Westlake High grad who plays professional baseball with the Miami Marlins, visits his old stomping grounds for a free youth clinic Nov. 4 at WHS. Major League Baseball’s Youth Development Program donated $5,000 to Westlake’s baseball team at the clinic.

Rescue in the mountains

UP AND AWAY— Members of the Malibu Search and Rescue team work with the Los Angeles County Fire Department to airlift a 31-yearold Hermosa Beach woman to safety after she suffered a serious leg injury in a fall Nov. 4 at Escondido Falls in Malibu.

Boy Scouts welcome girls into ranks

Some local parents see the co-ed groups as ‘no big deal’

Den meetings of Cub Scout Pack 3808 in Camarillo look like family outings. Parents in the small pack of 18 Cub Scouts find it convenient to bring all their kids along to the Wednesday night meetings at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, said Louis Leopold, the charter organization representative. “Single parents especially like the convenience of not having to have […]

Event ’s goal is to bash breast cancer

PRETTY IN PINK—Aly Covington displays the power of pink at the Oct. 26 Bash for Breast Cancer fundraiser at Westlake Golf Course. About two dozen people attended the event, organized by Covington. The evening included raffles and a trivia game with prizes, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Covington is an Oak Park […]

Westlake girls’ volleyball falls in playoffs

It’s been an interesting postseason for local teams. Victory, however, has been elusive for many girls’ volleyball, girls’ tennis and boys’ water polo teams this fall. Westlake High’s girls’ volleyball team, which started the season with 22 straight wins, suffered its fourth loss since Oct. 20, the latest in the second round of the CIFSouthern Section Division 2 playoffs. The […]

On Veterans Day, we proudly salute those who serve

Veterans Day services will be held in the next few days throughout the area to acknowledge and pay tribute to those who have served in our country’s armed forces. Try finding just one home that doesn’t include a family member or relative who took the oath to protect our country. Marines are “The Few, The Proud,” but many are the […]

Underwood Farms offers U-pick options

Roadside stand also has fun stuff for kids

Fall is in the air and autumn berries are in bloom. At Underwood Family Farms in Somis, you can pick your fill of raspberries and blackberries right off the bush and pose for family photos in front of quaint country scenes. Nancy Gross works at the farm stand at 5696 E. Los Angeles Ave. just outside Camarillo. She said visitors […]