Go with the flow

First-year head coach from Stanford has Westlake on roll

Aliya Fang and Rachel Blanton share time at goalie for the Westlake High girls’ lacrosse team. When Fang and Blanton missed the same practice earlier this season, first-year head coach Lyndsey Muñoz put on the pads. It’s not easy scoring on Muñoz, a former Stanford University women’s lacrosse goalie who finished her collegiate career second all-time among Cardinal goalies in […]


The correct size of the new Canyon club coming to Montclair, owned by local resident Lance Sterling, is 1,500 seats, not 1,500 square feet as reported last week.

Film about human trafficking

In conjunction with The Acorn Project, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s office will host a screening of the documentary “Break the Chain,” which highlights the problem of human trafficking, followed by a panel from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., March 28 at Cal Lutheran University’s Lundring Events Center on Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks. The Acorn Project is a Ventura County-based group […]

Urgent Care Center Comes to the Aid of High Schools

Exer More Than Urgent Care’s inaugural community fundraising program, Exer Sports & Schools, has raised over $51,000 for athletics in participating high schools in 2017, and has opened registration for this year’s program. The fundraiser helps to make high school athletics a reality for student athletes in communities served by Exer More Than Urgent Care’s team of ER doctors and […]

AYSO All-Stars rule the soccer pitch

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS—The AYSO Region 4 girls’ U-14 All-Star soccer team won the Section 10 tournament in Bakersfield. The local team outscored opponents 50-4 in 13 games en route to the title. The All-Stars qualified for the Western States Championships, which start on March 18. Pictured in the back row, from left, are assistant coach John Tata, Zara Haq, […]

In a dark world, maybe youth can show us the light

The world has come a long way in 50 years. When Oak Park’s Brookside Elementary School opened in 1968, it was in a part of town where Kanan Road ended and the open chaparral began. The majority of Oak Park homes didn’t even exist, and Brookside was the only school that had been built in the Ventura County portion of […]

Young hoops stars rake in the trophies

SPIDERS AND SNAKES RULE—Above, the Black Widows are league and tournament champions in the Agoura Youth Basketball Association for six- through eighth-grade girls. From left are: Angelee Suresh, Kate Davies, Hannah Kaloper, Amanda Dermott and Avery Pryor. Not shown is Ava Dermott. At right, Team Venom wins the San Gabriel Valley Invitational Tournament Feb. 17 to 19 at the American […]

Heart survior uses second chance to support others

That April morning in 2015 started out as just another day for Shawn Willson until a sudden, overwhelming feeling of being unable to breathe stopped him in his tracks while relaxing at home on his day off. Then 44 years old, the Simi Valley man thought he might be having a panic attack or that his asthma was acting up. […]

Is this the year?

Coyotes, ranked No. 3 in CIF poll, seek first playoff berth since 2001

Calabasas High’s softball team can win a CIF-Southern Section Division 4 championship. The Coyotes must first qualify for the playoffs—and that’s not as simple as it sounds. Calabasas’ 10-game trek through the Marmonte League labyrinth begins after spring break, on April 10 at Westlake. Only the top-three teams earn automatic postseason berths. On top of everything, the Coyotes face an […]