Water board will have a new member

Elections only work when voters have multiple candidates from which to choose, but when the number of office-seekers matches the number of openings, there’s no need to cast a ballot. Such is the case with the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which has three seats up for election this November and only three candidates in the running. Mike McNutt, public […]


WLV club welcomes newcomers The Westlake Village Newcomers Club invites prospective members to attend the group’s annual free Kick-off Coffee event at 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 12 at the Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. A continental breakfast will be served. Guests will have the opportunity to meet members and learn about the club’s activities. The WLV Newcomers Club […]

Power up with sports drinks, powders

Critical need to replacefluids sweated out during exercise

COMMENTARY /// Physical fitness We hit the gym, the track, the pool and the court and we do it because we want to gain muscle and lose fat, but what else do we lose when working out? Our energy stores are depleted, and our bodies excrete fluids through perspiration. We need to replace those fluids and refuel our muscles. Lately, […]

Weekend schedule

El Camino Real atAgouraFriday, 7 p.m.Calabasas atLa HabraFriday, 7 p.m.Channel Islands atOak ParkFriday, 7 p.m.St. Francis atWestlakeFriday, 7 p.m.

Westlake close call raises questions about bike safety

On Aug. 21, North Ranch resident Matt Singley was riding his road bike on Westlake Boulevard near the intersection at Thousand Oaks Boulevard when a driver to his left made a dangerous lastsecond move, zipping across two lanes of traffic in an attempt to turn right. The vehicle swerved in front of Singley, who was traveling 20 mph, forcing the […]

Rock-climbing rookie takes bite out of height

Rock climbing is not in my genes, but the temptation can be overwhelming sometimes. In once trying to prove my mettle as an outdoorswoman to a former beau, I revved up the bravado and hastily scaled up one side of a huge boulder that loomed above Trancas Creek in Malibu. Once I reached the top, the bravado evaporated and panic […]


Heart full of sole The American Heart Association will host the 2018 Ventura County Heart and Stroke Walk Sat., Sept. 15 at Cal State Channel Islands, El Dorado Park, Camarillo. Festivities start at 8:30 a.m. The 5K walk starts at 9:15 a.m. The event is among 300 Heart Walks held in communities across the nation. The Heart Walk is open […]

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Agency aquires open space near bridge

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority announced it has acquired 98 acres of Santa Monica Mountains open space south of the 101 Freeway and west of Liberty Canyon Road. The land widens the amount of protected open space south of the freeway and near the proposed Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge in Agoura Hills. It abuts open space to the west […]

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