Appreciating our Rotarians

PATRIOTS DAY—June is Rotary Club Fellowship Month. At left, Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise joins the American Supporting Americans group to show their appreciation for U.S. troops June 1 at North Ranch County Club. Above, Hans Korsmo and Saleem Saleem don old military uniforms. Right, Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks presents the club with a certificate of recognition.

Global Wellness Day at Westlake Village

THE WAY TO GOOD HEALTH—Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and its on-site California Health and Longevity Institute offers residents and hotel guests a complimentary day of wellness to celebrate Global Wellness Day on June 9. Above, Alison Camhi of Oak Park takes the body sculpting class. Below, Juan Huerta and Kendra Campbell give massages. To kick off the day, guests […]


Soccer fans from around the globe have been waiting four years for the sport’s premier event. The wait is over: The 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally here. Thirty-two soccer teams from all over the globe have gathered in Russia for the world’s most popular sports tournament. American soccer fans won’t see Team USA in this year’s competition—and Acorn All-Stars […]

Music just for Dad

Looking for something to do on Fathers’ Day, with or without Dad? Musicals a favorite in your family? Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will present the first in its Summer Concert Series, “Fathers on Broadway 2018,” at 3 p.m. Sun., June 14 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Singers will perform […]

Pet of the week

I’M HAPPY!—Dilbert is a 6-year-old medium hair Chihuahua mix. He is a happy guy that dances for treats and takes them gently. To adopt Dilbert ask for ID NO. A5169119 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control before visiting.

Wildlife bridge discussion at open house

Members of the public are invited to drop by Mon., June 25 between 4 and 7 p.m. for an informal open house about the proposed 101 Freeway wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills. Representatives will answer questions about the project, the newly finalized environmental assessment and how to coexist with area wildlife. Early plans call for a 165-foot-wide […]

Big payoff from annual golf tee-offs

FAMILY AFFAIR—Joseph Amoroso, left, and his son Jason Amoroso, vice president of acquisitions and legal affairs for Amoroso Companies, title sponsor for the Triunfo YMCA’sfifth annual golf classic at the North Ranch Country Club. The event in Westlake Village on May 7 raised $83,573. The funds will providefinancial assistance to community members signing up for Y programs, including summer camps, […]

Soffer’s shot

Agoura grad’s game-winning heave goes viral

Michael Soffer remembers “The Shot” like it happened yesterday. There were six-tenths of a second left on the clock on Jan. 22. Purchase College of New York, a Division III school, trailed then No. 14 Wesleyan University of Connecticut by one in a men’s basketball game. Purchase head coach Kyle Martin turned to the only play he had drawn up […]

Musical brings Mark Twain’s work to life

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Big River’

Mark Twain and Roger Miller were made for each other. The legendary novelist and the late country music star, who died in 1992, were both humorists noted for their wry irreverence, but they were also two of our greatest moralists, summing up in uncomplicated language the best of the American spirit. Their work came together in the 1985 musical “Big […]

Upgraded Hadleigh Hills home with entertainer’s backyard

Features built-in barbecue, pool and spa

For the first time on the market, this upgraded Hadleigh Hills entertainer’s pool home has gated RV parking, a spill-over spa, covered patio, built-in barbecue and island bar. There are four bedrooms plus a spacious game room with a wet bar, pool table chandelier and custom built-ins. This room could be a fifth bedroom downstairs. The downstairs bathroom has a […]