2019-08-08

College student finds side gig as elected representative

WHS graduate now serving in the New Hampshire legislature


Forget delivering pizzas or sorting packages in the university mailroom. A Westlake High School alumnus attending Dartmouth College has as his part-time job serving in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Twenty-one-year-old Garrett Muscatel, who was graduated from WHS in 2016, was elected last year to represent Grafton County in the state legislature. The economics major, who is studying government […]

Record deal completed for Tull house

$35-million sale closed with one-week escrow, listing agent says


Thousand Oaks’ most exclusive piece of real estate has changed hands for a record price. Jordan Cohen, estate director for Re/Max Olson & Associates, Westlake Village, recently announced the closing of a $35-million deal for the massive 33-acre North Ranch compound built by movie mogul and self-made billionaire Thomas Tull and his wife, Alba. Cohen represented the Tulls in the […]

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Pet of the week

FRIENDLY FELINE—Beego resides in the shelter’s Habikat room and thoroughly enjoys interacting with visitors. Beego likes playing with string toys; is good with other cats; uses the litter box in a masterful way, and may do well with another mellow canine. Meet Beego, ID NO. A5274361 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets have already been […]

Animals entertain, teach

For senior birthdays, the best gift is to give a memory

Other Side of 50

`I recently visited New Hampshire to join my mother in celebrating her 85th birthday. While planning the visit, I asked my mother if she would like to go on a short trip with me—maybe a visit to Cape Cod or to Maine? My mother has temporarily lost her “partner in crime” for outings. My sister is in “grandma mode,” babysitting […]

Yelich runs toward history book

Westlake grad will try to win second straight MVP trophy


There’s hot. There’s blue flame hot. Then there’s Christian Yelich hot. He must really like playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. Maybe it’s the unpasteurized Wisconsin cheese. The pride of Westlake High, Yelich has homered 75 times since joining the Brew Crew in 2018. In the previous five seasons with the Miami Marlins, the 27-year-old homered 59 times. With 39 home […]

Air it out in Atlanta

NEED FOR SPEED—Team Formula4Speed, a 7-on-7 youth football team and offshoot of the 101 Rams tackle squad, won three consecutive tournaments in California and Arizona to earn a spot in the national tournament in Atlanta. Pictured above are Caden Sliwoskli, Daeton Woodward, Savvy Gentle, Tagg Harrison, Izayiah Lopez, Savion Taylor, Case Eckman, Alberton Ayon, Stacy Gentle, Brolin Harrah and coaches […]

Lacrosse madness

CHAMPS!—The Agoura Youth Lacrosse U-11 boys’ team won the Southern California Lacrosse Association Tournament. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Dominic Khatchatourian, Jake Lovegren, Brevan Chalk, Anthony Gonzalez, Isaac Hsu-Kwan, Bash Hsu-Kwan, Gavin McArthur and Stevie Clarke. Back row: coach Jaxson Spar, Greg DeGroote, Brady Golan, Brett Dato, Nathan Samose, Henry Bertelsen, Rivers White, Calvin Petkus and coach […]