2001-03-22

Citizen, Youth of Year honored in Westlake



At the March 14 meeting of the Westlake Village City Council, recipients of the Citizen and Youth Recognition Awards were honored for their dedication and service. Karl Balke was selected as the Citizen of the Year. A Westlake Village resident since 1986, Balke has served as president of the Oak Forest Homeowners’ Association. His primary interest is in the preservation […]

Positivism still prevalent



Although concerned about economic stability, the state’s deepening energy crisis and the ability to secure financing, California’s small business owners continue to feel overwhelmingly positive about their own company’s prospects in 2001, according to a statewide survey released recently by Union Bank of California. The bank surveyed more than 1,000 of its small business customers statewide to better understand the […]

Gardens of the World project will be discussed tonight



The Gardens of the World project planned across from the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will be the topic when the Westlake Joint Board of Homeowners Associations meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the North Ranch Community Centre, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd. The public is invited to the event whose speakers will include Westlake Village Mayor Mark Rutherford, Thousand Oaks […]

Agoura freshmen basketball team wins Marmonte League title Hopes are high because the future looks bright for Charger boys’ basketball– and their fans– for the next several years



Agoura freshmen basketball team wins Marmonte League title Hopes are high because the future looks bright for Charger boys’ basketball– and their fans– for the next several years The Agoura boys’ freshmen basketball team clinched the Marmonte League title with a 47-43 win over Westlake in the final game of the season and completed the 2000-2001 campaign with a record […]

Flooded oak trees face an uncertain future

Acorn Staff Writer

During downpours earlier this month, a small grove of oak trees sat in a temporary lake. The rainfall caused the problem, but hadn’t these trees, decades if not hundreds of years old, already survived similar torrents? Currently, landscape grading has been occurring on the site of the future Sycamore Canyon Estates. According to Vintage Communities, the developers, 51 houses starting […]

Families with tiny tots can explore nature on guided walks



This March and April, there are plenty of ways to celebrate nature’s awakening with your children. The Children’s Nature Institute offers guided nature walks for families with babies, toddlers and children up to 8 years old. Children learn through hands-on activities. Many sites are stroller accessible. Walks usually begin at 9:30 or 10 a.m., and reservations are required. Suggested donation […]

Learn how to landscape



Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a class designed to help students learn about the types of plants, trees and ground covers other than grass that are available at local nurseries. Participants will discover how to use them for gardens, patios, hedges, hillside and erosion control, as well as learn which plants are best for sunny, shady, coastal and […]

Oak Park to host golf tourney



The Oak Park High School golf team announced it will host the inaugural Oak Park High School Spring Invitational Golf Tournament April 10 at Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo. The event begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Many of the area’s top high school golf teams will compete in the 18-hole medal play with trophies awarded for […]

Assemblyman named to committee



State Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Camarillo) recently announced that he has been appointed to the Assembly Agriculture Committee. The Assembly Agriculture Committee is charged with considering any new state legislation that will affect farms, livestock, pest management programs, land conservation efforts and trade within the agricultural industry. "Serving on the Agriculture Committee will give me a better opportunity to represent Ventura […]

Oak Park Mom’s Club to host library benefit next week



Oak Park Mom’s Club to host library benefit next week The Oak Park Mom’s Club will host an event from 4 to 4:35 p.m., Thurs., March 29 at the Oak Park Library, adjacent Oak Park High School on Kanan Road. Members will read stories at the first Oak Park Mom’s Club Storytime. Participants are asked to bring a new or […]


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