April 18, 2013 |
When it comes to trendsetters, Thomas Hudnut will go down in history as the high school educator who proved students could excel in academics and athletics at the same time. As the headmaster when Studio City Harvard High School merged with the Westlake School for Girls in 1989 to become Harvard-Westlake, he decided to launch an all-out effort "to be as much like Stanford as we possibly could. " Sports was used to gain exposure and inspire a whole different element of students to consider Harvard-Westlake, known for its academic excellence.
April 7, 2013 |
Westlake Village, 38 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, seems farther. It straddles the Ventura County line, its golf courses, man-made lakes and gated estates sprinkled among gentle hills. Some weekend visitors golf. Some loll in the spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village or chase immortality at the California Health & Longevity Institute. (David Murdock, the soon-to-be-90 founder of Dole Foods, owns the hotel and institute.) It's a good place to lie low. My wife, daughter and I spent $142 on lodging (one night, including tax)
April 5, 2013 |
After winning eight games in 10 days and capturing tournament championships in North Carolina and Orange County, it can be concluded that the streaking Santa Ana Mater Dei High baseball team is the No. 1 team in Southern California, if not the nation. The Monarchs (14-1) won their latest championship on Friday night, winning the Boras Classic Southern California championship with a 6-0 victory over Westlake Village Oaks Christian at JSerra High. It earns the Monarchs a trip next Saturday to the University of Pacific to play Northern California champion Pleasant Grove in a noon championship game.
March 13, 2013 |
If you haven't swooned over Dr. Joe Gannon of “Medical Center” then you haven't lived … in the early 1970s, that is. The estate of actor Chad Everett, whose name became synonymous with the dashing doctor, and his actress-wife, Shelby Grant, has come on the market in Westlake Village at $3.795 million. The custom-built Mediterranean sits amid redwoods on a cul-de-sac surrounded by golf course. The single-story estate features 1.78 acres of park-like grounds, a long circular driveway, a swimming pool and a four-car garage.
February 13, 2013 |
Charlie Wi has had enough of being a bridesmaid. He wants to get the toast, not give it, at the big banquet. It's not that he hasn't had success on the American pro golf tour. This is his eighth season and his bank account shows $9.1 million for his efforts. It is hard to feel sorry for anybody in that situation, but as Wi points out, "We play out here to win. " Wi has won nine tournaments, eight in Asia and one in Europe. In the good ol' USA, he has been second five times. Very good and also very frustrating.
January 21, 2013 |
Explaining how Encino Crespi continues to hold down first place in the Mission League basketball race is hard to do. The Celts have no one taller than 6 feet 3 in their starting lineup. Most predicted Crespi wouldn't finish higher than fifth place. But on Monday night, there was Crespi holding on for another victory, 69-66, over Studio City Harvard-Westlake to complete a sweep of the Wolverines. Crespi is 16-6 overall, 6-1 in league, and keeps finding ways to win. "We have people stepping up to make plays, and that's what we need to win," senior point guard London Perrantes said.