Westlake man takes pet message on the road

Spay-and-neuter bus for low-income animal owners

Westlake Village resident Joey Herrick has taken his concerns about pet overpopulation to the streets. Herrick is the founder of the Lucy Pet Foundation, a nonprofit organization that operates a mobile pet neutering clinic for low-income residents in Los Angeles. He founded Lucy Pet in 2013 as a way to serve the community by reducing the number of unwanted pets. […]

Westlake Village home has recently remodeled pool

This single-story, four-bedroom and two-bathroom pool home is in the Southshore Hills community in Westlake Village. The turnkey property is at the top of a hillside and offers mountain views. The formal living room features tall windows, crown molding and a granite fireplace. Off the living room is the formal dining room that also has crown molding as well as […]

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Chargers seek top-three finish in Marmonte League

There’s a welcome sight inside the Agoura High wresting room. “My first year, we only really filled up half the room,” said junior 126-pounder Darial Nishi. “Now the entire room is filled. It’s really nice to see that here.” Agoura, which returned nine wrestlers, has 28 grapplers in the program. Head coach Matt Breddan couldn’t help but smile while looking […]

Agoura High student charges ahead with motivational, TED-like talks

Move over TED. Agoura High School senior Maya Harris is charging forward with her own concept inspired by the popular TED Talks conferences and online videos. Taking TED’s mantra of “ideas worth spreading” to heart, 17-year-old Maya organized Agoura High’s first Charger Talks conference on Jan. 5 in the school’s performing arts and education center. More than 120 people showed […]

Redesigns that keep family safety in mind

COMMENTARY /// Home improvements

Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids’ safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five things to keep in mind to […]

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Westlake defense delivers six shutouts on soccer pitch

So much has changed for the Warriors. When Malia Corpuz returned to the Westlake High girls’ soccer team this winter, the senior midfielder didn’t know many of her teammates. Only five Westlake High girls’ soccer players—Alexa Soto, Gabby Caracciolo, Jen Trephan, Kennedy Mori and Corpuz—are back from last year’s Marmonte League championship squad. There are 14 first-year varsity newcomers. “The […]

Oak Park resident pens book of hope

Not a day goes by without new thoughts of self-awareness and hope reaching the mind of Oak Park resident Manny Sanoja Jr. The 36-year-old recently published a book, “Enlightened Awakening: A Practical Guide to Self-Awareness, Hope and Healing.” Sanoja’s reflections on life, inspired by the death of his father, Manny Sanoja Sr., in 2004, fill the pages. “His death triggered […]

Small upgrades that can offer owners big rewards

COMMENTARY /// Details can help sell a home

Anyone who’s ever bought or sold a home knows how even little things can sway a buyer to feel a particular house is “just right.” While major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a home’s price and how attractive it is to buyers, small details like fresh […]

Photovoltaics class seems bright idea

During the fall semester 2017, Westlake High School hosted the Applied Solar Technology class usually taught on the Moorpark College campus. The dual enrollment class was open to both WHS and Moorpark College students. Photovoltaics is the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect, a phenomenon studied in physics, photochemistry and electrochemistry. The curriculum […]