National recreation area celebrates 25 years

First of two parts

Woody Smeck

By Stephanie Bertholdo
Acorn Staff Writer

First of two parts

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, established in 1978, hosted a gala 25th anniversary event at its Thousand Oaks headquarters to kick off a year of celebration.
More than 500 people attended the catered affair last Friday evening, about twice as many patrons than expected, according to Superintendent Woody Smeck. The theme was "25 Years and Growing," which was exemplified by 25 ...

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