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Four grandsons of Bill Redell are playing for Oaks Christian

The legacy of Bill Redell continues at Oaks Christian even though he has retired as football coach. Redell, 75, has four grandsons playing sports for the Lions. Russell Redell is a senior soccer player and the son of former Crespi quarterback Randy Redell. He transferred from Colorado this year....

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    Veuve Clicquot is launching a cross-country tour of its Clicquot Mail truck with a couple stops in the Los Angeles area. The truck is named after the Clicquot Mail collection of products that includes a Champagne bottle carrier shaped like a letter and another in the shape of a mailbox. The first...

  • Thanksgiving 2013: Where to eat out on the holiday

    Thanksgiving 2013: Where to eat out on the holiday

    Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. If you'd like someone else to worry about the cooking, here are some places that will be open and ready to serve Thanksgiving lunch and dinner.   33 Taps is offering a special "Next Day" turkey sandwich on Thanksgiving and the week after. It's...

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    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

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    Santa Ana Mater Dei and Westlake Village Oaks Christian each had 10-0 freshman football teams this season. If only they could face off . . . "We'll play it on Sunday in the parking lot," Mater Dei Coach Bruce Rollinson said. Both schools also had top freshmen on varsity. Mater Dei's starting quarterback...

  • Football: Westlake, Chaminade receive at-large berths from Pac-5 Division

    One of the biggest uncertainties regarding the Pac-5 Division playoffs was cleared up Sunday morning when the Southern Section announced that Westlake (7-3) and Chaminade (7-3) have been awarded the two at-large berths for the 16-team bracket. Last season, the at-large berths went to two teams...

  • Football: This week's TV and Internet prep schedule

    Friday's Marmonte League game between Oaks Christian and Westlake will be televised by Fox Sports West. Games to be shown on the Internet via Prep Zone include Bishop Amat-Loyola, Valencia-Hart, Atascadero-Paso Robles and Rancho Cucamonga-Upland. On Time Warner Cable, the Marine League game between...

  • Football: Oaks Christian moves to No. 4 in Pac-5 rankings

    With one week left in the regular, Oaks Christian has moved to No. 4 in this week's Southern Section Pac-5 football rankings. Corona Centennial is No. 1, St. John Bosco No. 2, Gardena Serra No. 3. The rankings are used for playoff seedings that will be announced on Sunday. Here's the link to complete...

  • Football: Jim Benkert's return to Westlake High is going to be 'huge'

    Football: Jim Benkert's return to Westlake High is going to be 'huge'

    Jim Benkert was the football coach at Westlake High for 26 years until he left this season to take over at nearby Oaks Christian. Borrowing a Donald Trump term, it's going to be "huge" for Benkert to return on Friday night to Westlake in a Marmonte League showdown. Oaks Christian is 9-0 and 2-0...

  • Football: Receiver Theo Howard of Westlake picks UCLA

    UCLA has gained a huge commitment in picking up receiver Theo Howard from Westlake. Howard, known for his speed, hands and instincts, is an important recruit at a position of need for the Bruins. With quarterback Josh Rosen only a freshman, Howard's arrival should make Rosen even more effective....

  • Boys' basketball: Julian Andrade will be coaching Oaks Christian this season

    Oaks Christian Athletic Director Jan Hethcock said Tuesday that Julian Andrade, a former head coach at Bell-Jeff, will be coaching the boys' varsity basketball team this season.

    Robert Icart, who was originally hired as a co-coach, will be handling college recruiting and athletic placement as a...

  • Football: Reese Silofau of Oaks Christian is impact freshman

    It's not unusual to see a freshman making an impact at the varsity level at a skill position, such as running back, quarterback or defensive back, but to do it as a defensive lineman means watch ou.

    Reese Silofau, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound freshman defensive lineman at Oaks Christian, is going to have...

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    Did 'Magnum P.I.' star Tom Selleck steal truckloads of hydrant water? A real P.I. was on case

    The vehicle that officials say was used to pilfer water from a Ventura County water district’s fire hydrant was a white water tender truck, not a red Ferrari driven by a mustachioed man in a Detroit Tigers baseball cap and a Hawaiian shirt.

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    Guitar Center overhaul plays up hands-on experience

    Justin Alvarado perched on a stool, softly strumming an electric guitar and ignoring the teenager who jammed just feet away.

    Alvarado, 19, comes to Guitar Center's Sherman Oaks, California store every few months to check out the bass guitars as he saves to buy one better than his current pawn-shop...

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    Guitar Center overhaul plays up hands-on experience

    Justin Alvarado perched on a stool, softly strumming an electric guitar and ignoring the teenager who jammed just feet away.

    Alvarado, 19, comes to Guitar Center's Sherman Oaks store every few months to check out the bass guitars as he saves to buy one better than his current pawn-shop special.

    ...

  • Firefighters extinguish 3.2-acre brush fire in Westlake Village
    Firefighters extinguish 3.2-acre brush fire in Westlake Village

    Firefighters have doused a 3.2-acre brush fire that burned close to homes Thursday in Westlake Village.

    The flames appeared about 11:39 a.m. and ran uphill, charring brush and vegetation along East Potrero Road and Pixton Street, near houses in the area, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

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  • FDA approves Westlake Village company's drug to reduce double-chin fat
    FDA approves Westlake Village company's drug to reduce double-chin fat

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved a Westlake Village company's injectable drug as a treatment to reduce double-chin fat in adults.

    Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. said in a news release that injections of the drug have been shown in clinical studies to be both safe and effective in...

  • Football: Seeing what QB Matt Corral of Oaks Christian sees
    Football: Seeing what QB Matt Corral of Oaks Christian sees

    A four-team, seven-on-seven passing competition Saturday morning gave me an opportunity to try out a new camera fastened to a harness, and Oaks Christian quarterback Matt Corral was gracious enough to wear it.

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  • Football: Tony Henney is the new coach at Westlake

    Tony Henney, a former Nordhoff coach who guided Trabuco Hills to a section title in his only season as coach, has accepted the job of head coach at Westlake High.

    He replaces Jim Benkert, who left for Oaks Christian after running the Westlake program since 1989.

    "It wasn't something that I really...

  • Football: Exodus from Westlake picking up steam; QB Malik Henry to leave

    The expected exodus of Westlake football players after the resignation of Coach Jim Benkert has begun to pick up steam.

    On Friday, standout junior quarterback Malik Henry said he would be leaving for IMG Academy in Florida. That puts him closer to Florida State, the school that he is committed...

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    Shinola opens West Coast flagship in Silver Lake

    Shinola -- the brand of watches, leather goods and bicycles that adopted the name of a vintage shoe polish when it sprang to life in 2011 -- opened its first West Coast flagship on Friday.

    The company is known for making its wares in Detroit. As Chief Executive Officer Steve Bock told our Adam...

  • Westlake's Jesse Cuccia proves you can get lacrosse scholarship

    Jesse Cuccia, the starting strong safety for Westlake's Marmonte League championship football team, was one of the few high school athletes on the West Coast signing on Wednesday to play lacrosse.

    He received a partial scholarship to North Carolina.

    That's big news. West Coast athletes signing...

  • Football: Junior QB Malik Henry is ready to announce college choice

    Junior quarterback Malik Henry of Westlake plans to announce his college choice next Thursday, according to his Tweet on Wednesday.

    Henry has been looking at Florida State, UCLA, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

    He has a Marmonte League title decider against Oaks Christian on Friday.

     

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  • Brownley-Gorell congressional race too close to call
    Brownley-Gorell congressional race too close to call

    Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) are running neck-and-neck in Ventura County.

    National Democrats fought hard to try to keep the post they won two years ago, when Brownley beat a seasoned Republican after the retirement of Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi...

  • Football: Kicker Kevin Robledo sets state record for field goals

    The state record for most field goals in a career now belongs to Kevin Robledo of Westlake.

    He made three field goals on Friday night against Newbury Park, giving him 40 in his career and moving him past Jake Van Ginkel of Upland who set the record in 2010 with 39.

    “He’s a great kid and deserving...

  • Boys' basketball: Westlake is gearing up for big season

    Beware of Westlake High this winter in basketball.

    Not only does Coach Rob Bloom have a four-year varsity player at point guard in Isaiah Brooks, but the Warriors have a mix of experience and several promising newcomers to put them ahead of the local competition.

    Also back are 6-foot-5 Michael...

  • Football: Oaks Christian's Michael Pittman picks up UCLA offer

    It was only a matter of time before 6-foot-4 junior receiver-defensive back Michael Pittman of Oaks Christian started a frenzy among college recruiters. It's about to begin.

    UCLA made an offer on Thursday, Coach Bill Redell said.

    "He's one of the top guys in the country," Redell said. "He's big,...

  • Football: Bill Redell gets his moment at Dodger Stadium
    Football: Bill Redell gets his moment at Dodger Stadium

    On Wednesday morning, Oaks Christian football Coach Bill Redell was acting like he had just pitched in a baseball game.

    "I have ice on my arm," he said by phone from his Westlake Village home.

    On Tuesday night, the 73-year-old Redell was at Dodger Stadium throwing out the first pitch prior to the...

  • Football: Bill Redell to throw out first pitch at Dodger Stadium

    In 1957, '58 and '59, Oaks Christian football Coach Bill Redell was an All-CIF baseball player at San Marino High.

    More than 50 years later, Redell will get his chance to show off his baseball arm. He said he's scheduled to throw out the first pitch before the Dodgers-Giants game on Tuesday at...

  • Football: Freshman QB Matt Corral named starter at Oaks Christian

    That didn't take long.

    Freshman Matt Corral has been named the starting quarterback at Oaks Christian after making his debut last week off the bench.

    Corral passed for three touchdowns and ran for another against Venice. He'll be starting on Friday against Antelope Valley.

    Coach Bill Redell said...

  • Football: Receiver Theo Howard of Westlake picks up UCLA offer

    Junior receiver Theo Howard of Westlake has been offered by UCLA, Coach Jim Benkert said.

    He has 15 receptions for 231 yards and three touchdowns this season.

    He's a 6-foot, 175-pound transfer from Oaks Christian.

     

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    Veuve Clicquot truck, Rhone Rangers wine tasting, Terrazza's spirited Thursdays

    Veuve Clicquot is launching a cross-country tour of its Clicquot Mail truck with a couple stops in the Los Angeles area. The truck is named after the Clicquot Mail collection of products that includes a Champagne bottle carrier shaped like a letter and another in the shape of a mailbox. The first...

  • Baseball: Pitcher Phil Bickford leaves Cal State Fullerton

    Former Oaks Christian pitcher Phil Bickford, the No. 10 player taken in the 2013 June draft, will not return to Cal State Fullerton for his sophomore year.

    He's expected to end up at a junior college so he'll be available for the 2015 draft.

    Here's the link to a story by Baseball America.

     

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  • Football: Jeremy Vincent is player to watch at Oaks Christian

    Coach Bill Redell makes his official return to the sideline for Oaks Christian on Friday when the Lions participate in a four-team scrimmage at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame.

    Redell already has an idea who is his team's best player.

    "Jeremy Vincent," he said. "He's going to be a big-time player."

    Vincent...

  • Football: Westlake has high hopes

    My timing for phone calls to football coaches couldn't be more precise.

    On Thursday morning, I called Westlake's Jim Benkert, and he was in his team's equipment room trying to chase a mouse on the loose. Hey, he needed a break.

    Westlake doesn't begin practice until Monday. The Warriors are part...

  • Football: Bill Redell is back at Oaks Christian at the age of 73

    At 73, Bill Redell should be playing golf, hanging out on the lake adjacent to his home in Westlake Village or traveling the world.

    Instead, he’s back as football coach at Oaks Christian for a second time after a two-year absence.Did he just take a sabbatical?

    “I was head coach at Occidental College,...

  • Football: QB Malik Henry named to junior All-American preseason team

    Junior quarterback Malik Henry of Westlake High has been named to the MaxPreps.com preseason junior All-American team.

    Here's the link to the complete team.

     

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  • Baseball: Sophomore Adam Kerner commits to San Diego

    Adam Kerner, who started as a freshman at catcher for Oaks Christian this past season, has committed to the University of San Diego.

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  • Singer Chris Brown left his mark in home, moves on
    Singer Chris Brown left his mark in home, moves on

    Chris Brown, the singer whose Hollywood Hills house once drew the ire of neighbors for its graffiti-like artwork, has sold his hillside residence for $1.69 million.

    Although the exterior was repainted before the home went on the market, several interior walls in the four-story home still bore cartoon-esque...

  • Three westbound lanes of the 101 reopen
    Three westbound lanes of the 101 reopen

    Three westbound lanes were reopened on the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village on Sunday night after a fiery crash involving a big rig had forced a closure of all lanes, authorities said.

    One westbound lane and the entire eastbound side of the freeway, remained closed as of 11 p.m.

    The big rig was...

  • 101 closed in both directions as big-rig crashes in Westlake Village
    101 closed in both directions as big-rig crashes in Westlake Village

    The 101 Freeway was closed in both directions in Westlake Village on Sunday after a fiery collision involving a big rig, authorities said.

    The crash occurred about 9 p.m. near the Lindero Canyon Road exit, according to Officer Monica Posada of the California Highway Patrol.

    It was not immediately...

  • Football: Bill Redell has plenty to work with at Oaks Christian

    Two of high school football's most entertaining and successful coaches, 73-year-old Bill Redell of Oaks Christian and 65-year-old Bruce Rollinson of Santa Ana Mater Dei, warmly greeted each other on Saturday at the San Juan Hills passing tournament.

    "What are the two of us still doing this for?"...

  • Football: Oaks Christian's Reno Rosene commits to Duke

     Reno Rosene, a 6-foot-3, 335-pound offensive lineman at Oaks Christian, has committed to Duke, Coach Bill Redell said.

    Rosene will be a senior this fall.

     

  • Several California congressional candidates raise more than $1 million
    Several California congressional candidates raise more than $1 million

    If there were a club for candidates who raise more than $1 million, an increasing number of California congressional hopefuls would be joining.

    Top candidates in some of the state's hottest House races have been collecting contributions at a breakneck pace, according to campaign reports filed with...

  • Golf: Spencer Soosman of Westlake wins Northern Division

     Spencer Soosman of Westlake won the CIF Northern Division boys' individual golf title on Monday, shooting a four-under 68 at River Ridge Golf Club.

    Braden Lewis of Saugus took second, Aden De Los Reyes of Saugus was third and Daniel Lopez of Loyola was fourth after all tied with 71s and were separated...

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     Chaminade hosted a seven on seven passing competition with Westlake on Saturday, and quarterback Malik Henry of Westlake showed off the skills that have caused USC and UCLA to offer scholarships even though he's only going to be a junior this fall.

    Westlake also has some good receivers, such as...

  • Blake Griffin pays $9 million for new home in Pacific Palisades
    Blake Griffin pays $9 million for new home in Pacific Palisades

    The L.A. Clippers forward buys a 9,100-square-foot Cape Cod-inspired house with six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.

  • Guitar Center gets new owner and relief from crushing debt
    Guitar Center gets new owner and relief from crushing debt

    Ares Management gained control of Guitar Center Holdings Inc. in a debt-for-equity swap, the Westlake Village retailer said in a statement.

    Guitar Center reduced its debt by about $500 million under the deal, which gives Ares Management a controlling interest in the nation's largest guitar retailer.

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  • Tennis champ Pete Sampras sells Lake Sherwood-area compound
    Tennis champ Pete Sampras sells Lake Sherwood-area compound

    Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, sell the hilltop estate for an undisclosed price in an off-market deal. It had been listed at $19.95 million.

  • Thanksgiving 2013: Where to eat out on the holiday
    Thanksgiving 2013: Where to eat out on the holiday

    Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. If you'd like someone else to worry about the cooking, here are some places that will be open and ready to serve Thanksgiving lunch and dinner.  

    33 Taps is offering a special "Next Day" turkey sandwich on Thanksgiving and the week after. It's...

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    Quicken Loans tops J.D. Power mortgage customer satisfaction survey

    Online lender Quicken Loans sits atop J.D. Power & Associates' survey of mortgage customer satisfaction for a fourth straight year.

    Quicken rated 841 overall out of a possible 1,000, according to J.D. Power, a Westlake Village market researcher. The Detroit-based lender received top ratings in...

  • Jeff Woodcock is set to retire at Oaks Christian

     Jeff Woodcock, the headmaster at Westlake Village Oaks Christian since the school opened in 2000, is set to retire at the end of this school year.

    He has worked for 42 years in education and helped Oaks Christian go from a school with 198 students to more than 1,400 on two campuses while focusing...

  • CEO David Murdock to buy Dole Food for $13.50 a share
    CEO David Murdock to buy Dole Food for $13.50 a share

    David H. Murdock, chairman and chief executive of Dole Food Co. in Westlake Village, is taking the produce company private in a deal valued at $1.21 billion.

    The Los Angeles billionaire will pay $13.50 a share in cash for all the outstanding shares of common stock he doesn’t already hold. As of...

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     Westlake Village Oaks Christian, coming off a Southern Section Division 5 championship and having a first-round draft pick, has a group of incoming freshmen that Coach Tim Penprase believes could have bright futures.

    Two of the freshmen, catcher-infielder Adam Kerner and pitcher-outfielder Dane...

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    Dole CEO Murdock makes $1.1-billion takeover bid

    David H. Murdock, the chief executive, chairman and largest shareholder of Dole Food Co., made an unsolicited offer to take over the Westlake Village company for $12 a share.

    The bid, which values the world’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable producer at nearly $1.1 billion, represents an 18% premium...

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