2019-01-10

Adventists host free talk on anti-aging, longevity

Television pastor John Bradshaw of “It Is Written” and Thousand Oaks nutritionist Dr. John Westerdahl will give a presentation titled “Anti-Aging Secrets” at 12:45 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12 at Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road. The two-hour program will discuss the scientific and practical lifestyle approaches to longevity and anti-aging. A complementary vegetarian luncheon featuring foods and […]

Believe in the Bolts

Chargers running
’n’ gunning to big wins in new league


The 2006 edition of the Phoenix Suns reveled in their “seven seconds or less” shtick. Agoura High’s boys’ basketball squad makes those Suns look like rugrats crawling during halftime of a Los Angeles Clippers-Fort Wayne Mad Ants game. . . . Hold on a second, folks, we’ve just been informed that the Clippers are still in the NBA. To say […]

The Meme Team

Warrior girls’ water polo players share laughs while racking up wins



Move over “Dream Team.” This winter’s all about “The Meme Team.” Westlake High girls’ water polo players constantly send each other hilarious memes in group chats. Larry, Magic and Michael only wish they had funnier teammates during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. “It’s always funny opening my phone and seeing another one,” said Emma Adams, a Westlake senior attacker in her […]

Student 360 circles around

Program provides trauma comfort

In 2017, the Las Virgenes Unified School District launched its Student 360 initiative, which promotes the K-12 development of growth mindset, empathy, mindfulness, autonomy, persistence and collaboration. Each of these dispositions was selected after considering brain science, protective factors for mental health and career readiness. As the community continues to rebound from the Woolsey/ Hill fires and the Borderline tragedy, […]

Vocalists compete at a cappella fest

SING OUT—Unstrumental, the co-ed a cappella group at Calabasas High School, will defend their title at the L.A. A Cappella Festival on Feb. 8 to 10, competing against five college groups from across the country and Legacy, an L.A. area community group. They’ve also been nominated for Best High School Video in the 2019 A Cappella Video Awards for the […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 11: Class of 2020 fundraiser/ main stage/7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12: 24-hour showcase/ main stage/7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 14: Late-start day Tues., Jan. 15: Senior panoramic picture, info meeting/gym/8:45 a.m. Wed., Jan. 16: Jazz concert/main stage/7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 17: Charger talks/ main stage/6 p.m. Theater inductions/G building/ 7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 11: Pep […]

Club takes on child care at Oak Park



Club Oak Park is growing. Oak Park Unified School District’s before- and after-school program replaced a similar program provided by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District in July. Sara Ahl, director of the new program, presented a report to the board of education last month on how the extended care is faring six months after the switch took place. […]

Pet of the week

JUST LOUNGING AROUND—Chilling out at the animal shelter’s Habikat is 3-year-old Reggi. She is friendly, enjoys people and the company of other cats. Meet Reggi, ID No. 4925197 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control before visiting the shelter.

Wildlife center gets busy in 2019

The Marine Mammal Team from the Calabasas-based California Wildlife Center rescued its first sea lion patient of the year on Jan. 2. The 6-month-old pup was stranded on Broad Beach in Malibu, dehydrated and weighed only half of what a normal pup should. She had weaned from her mother a little early—sea lions normally wean between six months and a […]

Pets must deal with weighty issues too



The obesity epidemic is not just a human problem but a pet problem, too. Yes, some cats and dogs are just naturally bigger and not fat. But, as with humans, if the animal follows a poor diet and doesn’t exercise regularly, it can be expected to gain weight. Today I am talking with Darlene Geekie, a registered veterinary technician with […]