Oak Park aging gracefully

Longtime residents of Oak Park have seen their community come a long way since the late 1960s, when a builder named Metropolitan Development Corporation purchased large swaths of ranch land in the area and constructed the first homes there.
What began as a small residential enclave at the base of the Simi Hills now includes a bustling shopping center, hiking trails, attractive greenbelts and more than half a dozen scenic parks. Not even an incorporated city, Oak Park managed to form its own sch...

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