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Warrior boys’ volleyball squad feels pressure

Westlake High’s boys’ volleyball team felt confident heading into its second showdown against Newbury Park on April 5. The Warriors, after all, surged to a four-set victory against their Marmonte League rivals on March 21 without starting 6-foot-8 senior middle blocker Danny Farrell. Westlake felt good going on the road to face Newbury Park with Farrell and his 7-foot wingspan […]

Ranch-style home with lots of storage and three-car garage

This ranch-style pool home is on nearly half an acre of flat land and has a huge landscaped front yard. The spacious three-car garage comes with plenty of storage space. The house has approximately 1,400 square feet of attic space with two accessible locations. For additional storage, a 12-by- 16-foot wooden shed in the backyard is anchored to a concrete […]

Going plum crazy for a special tree

On the Trail

I was trying to recall what the defining moment was years back that led me to buy a home in rural Agoura that I’d given the “stink eye” to six months earlier. It wasn’t meeting the neighbors, who were standoffish at best, or the price, which was too high, or the setting, which was shaded to the point of gloominess. […]



29525 Canwood St #211, Agoura Hills, CA, 91301 (818)-306-3127 • www.drsherrythomas.com Dr. Sherry Thomas, right, is a surgeon and urogynecologist based in Agoura Hills. She was one of thefirst women in the U.S. recognized as an expert in thefield Q: What is the nature of your business, and what makes yours different? A: I’m a sub-specialist to OB/GYN, I’m a […]

Cal Lu youth hoops camp on tap

Who let the Lu Dogs out? Cal Lutheran will host its Cal Lutheran Basketball Youth Camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 13. The three sessions run from June 18-21; June 25-28; and July 30-Aug. 2 at CLU. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $250 per camper. The camps will be led by […]

Lakefront estate features rustic-modern home

This Malibou Lake lakefront estate has four bedrooms and three baths in 2,409 square feet of living space. The rustic-modern house was built in 2018 and is on a private lot behind the gates of S. Lakeshore Drive and across from the playground. Interior features include wide plank white oak floors, beamed ceilings, center kitchen island and Thermador appliances. The […]

Outdoor baptism

DEEPER MEANING—Members of this Los Angeles congregation could be seen on the Saturday before Easter performing baptismal rites at Malibu Creek State Park. Outdoor baptisms are common and usually include singing, dancing, praying—and the immersion.

Delighting in the many exotic flavors of Japan

Convectional Wisdom

It’s Sunday night in Dotonburi, the center of nightlife in Osaka, Japan, and I am still jet-lagged. As I walk through the crowded main street for the first time, distracted and slightly overwhelmed by the sight of giant illuminated billboards and a huge plastic octopus, a familiar smell wafts in the air and forces me to turn my head. “It’s […]


Viewpoint grad surges for Lake Forest College

A Patriot is tearing up the hardwood in college. Aram Arslanian, a Viewpoint High graduate, finished his sophomore season on a strong note for the Lake Forest College men’s basketball team. Arslanian helped the Foresters finish 17-9 overall, 13-5 in the Midwest Conference this season. In his last 12 games, Arslanian averaged 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and 1.5 […]

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