Investors headed by David Gulbranson are making headway in gaining permission to develop a multimillion dollar sports complex in the Conejo Valley.
Gulbranson presented his plan Monday night to the Conejo Sports Federation, a group of community leaders and city and park officials who have shown interest in building a multiuse facility.
The plan includes a 150,000 square-foot facility that would be surrounded by soccer fields, a swimming pool, an all-weather track and an in-line skating rink.
The facility, tentatively planned for the Conejo Creek area in Thousand Oaks, would house a basketball arena, restaurants, a weight-training room, a theater, retail outlets and a sports rehabilitation center.
Quarterback Ethan Slimak of Verdugo Hills High will miss Friday's game against Franklin because he was ejected from last week's game, which under City Section rules carries a one-game suspension.
Ken Smith, co-coach of the Montclair Prep softball team for eight years, was named Mountie baseball coach.
Pepperdine secured its hold on the nation's No. 4 ranking by placing fourth last weekend at the NorCal tournament at California.
Contributing: Rob Fernas, Steve Henson, Michael Lazarus, Tris Wykes.