Westlake Village doctor treats himself with rockin’ bucket-list album

By day, 58-year-old Phillip Tirman is a Westlake Village-based radiologist. But when he goes home at night, the good doctor straps on a guitar and writes rock songs. Tirman started playing music in the 1970s, but he set it aside to focus on his medical career. Now, 40 years later, he’s on the cusp of fulfilling a dream he put […]

A spot where every bite leads to a smile

Acorn Epicurean

When you think of the words “green” and “basil” together, chances are that the idea of fresh and wholesome food might come to mind. Add the word “Thai” into the mix and you have the perfect formula for tasty and authentic cuisine. That’s exactly what you’ll find in Calabasas at the humble and cheery Green Basil Thai on Las Virgenes […]

La Reina names chair

The board of trustees of La Reina High School and Middle School has named attorney and La Reina alumna Tamara L. Harper as the new board chair. Harper is the first La Reina High alumna to lead the trustees as board chair and the first female to hold the position. Harper is a graduate of Ventura College of Law, Marymount […]

Mattress store makes product on site

The SelectaBed and Tempflow Mattress Factory and Store has opened a combined 40,000-squarefoot facility in the furniture row retail neighborhood of Canwood Street in Agoura Hills. Mattresses sold in the showroom are made in a company factory next door to the showroom,” said Dr. Rick Swartzburg, a local chiropractor who is the head of product design for the company. “All […]

Candidates all set in Westlake, Calabasas

The candidates are set for the Calabasas and Westlake Village city council elections, and in each race there is newcomer challenging the field. The candidates in both cities have just over nine weeks to rally supporters behind them, which may be easier for some than others. Incumbents, whose faces and track records are familiar to their constituents, have an inherent […]

Agoura Hills reality show contestant cast into the role of a lifetime

Like many people, Terry Allen of Agoura Hills has dreamed about relaxing on a tropical island, sipping coconut milk and staring at the stars on a warm evening. Recently, her tropical getaway came true, but it wasn’t as relaxing as she might have hoped. Allen, 62, recently spent several weeks living on a desert island in Indonesia, foraging for food […]


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Oak Park Eagles (0-2) vs. Nordhoff Rangers (1-1)

— Friday, 7 p.m. at Nordhoff High School —

The Kanan Bowl pitting Oak Park against Agoura is special, without a doubt, but the rivalry between the Eagles and Nordhoff runs deeper. In the past decade, Nordhoff is the only other team Oak Park has faced every year. “It’s a fun game. We love going there,” said Oak Park head coach Casey Webb. “And they have great tri-tip sandwiches.” […]


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