Creating a work of art

Max Cheylov, a league MVP, keeps chiseling his game on the hardwood

Max Cheylov grew up in a home of artists. He doesn’t always use a brush, pen or rasp to create masterpieces. Cheylov just needs a basketball and a hoop. The Calabasas High senior stars at point guard for the school’s basketball team. The squad’s only fourth-year varsity player has started for three seasons while helping the Coyotes capture three straight […]


FRI., NOV. 30 End Of Season Performance 7 p.m. at Thousand Oaks High School stadium, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Performances by marching bands of five local high schools. Free, open to public. Brief ceremony to honor Borderline victims. Freewill donations taken for Borderline/wildfire victims’ funds. Hark! A CHICO Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m. at Rancho Campana High School performing arts center, […]

Good music always good medicine

CONCERT REVIEW /// Rodney Crowell

“A few days ago we weren’t sure you would be here,” Rodney Crowell said in between songs at the Scherr Forum on Nov. 17. The venerable country singer-songwriter was only half-joking. The twin tragedies of the Borderline shootings and the devastating fires earlier in the month preempted many concerts and entertainment activities in the Conejo Valley, but last weekend felt […]

Park service says don’t feed animals

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has received reports of individuals who continue to leave food and water for wildlife on federal land as if it were a harmless or compassionate act—it is not. The inclination to help out is understandable. People care about the wildlife, and the animals have suffered from the stress of the fires. But the […]

Pet of the week

SHE’S GOLDEN-Delilah likes to play but needs a soft touch. She can be found in the Habikat Room. Meet Delilah, ID No. 5209681, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.

Victory lap

Oak Park’s Sarah Shulze seizes silver; Newbury Park boys winfirst state title

Panthers don’t get stage fright. Newbury Park High’s boys’ cross country team, in its fourth visit to the CIF State Cross Country Championships, made history in Fresno. The Black Cat Attack seized its first CIF State Division II title with a team time of 77 minutes, 51 seconds, the second-best collective performance of all time in that division. “It was […]

Track star signs with UCLA

Bailey Umans, a Calabasas resident, signed a scholarship with the UCLA women’s track and field team. Umans, a senior at Chaminade High in West Hills, is a standout sprinter in the 200- and 400-meter races. She’s an honors student with a GPA above 4.0. She placed seventh in the 400 at the state meet as a junior. The Eagle made […]

World of nativities helps the homeless

No Room at the Inn, a display of hundreds of nativities, be held this weekend at Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. The show, in its 26th year, raises money for Ventura County homeless charities. The opening reception and silent auction will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., Nov. 30. The reception will have refreshments, a free ornament […]

Westlake Village menorah lighting to honor firefigthers

Chabad of the Conejo will host its annual Chanukah at the Shoppes Menorah Lighting at 5:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 3 at the shopping center, 30770 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village. The festival will include a special tribute to the local firefighters in recognition of the heroic work they did on behalf of the communities during the past weeks. “In the […]

Giving comfort to those who grieve

For Brooke Weger, the holiday season meant spending time with her friend Jake Dunham. The two had been close for eight years since they met through Dunham’s sister, Alexis. They would off-road in the desert, camp in Pismo Beach and hang out one Wednesday a month at Borderline Bar and Grill. A 23-year-old Moorpark College student studying to become a […]