Foundation endorses

Measure D4 in Oak Park

The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Oak Park, on behalf of its five activity committees, has endorsed a yes vote on Oak Park Measure D4. The measure, on the March 2 ballot, would support the Oak Park Unified School District by assessing a tax of $197 per parcel for all properties in the community. The nonprofit foundation […]

Business helps wildfire victims

Diabetes seminar to be offered at West Hills Hospital

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is offering a free seminar titled "Diabetic Neuropathy: Causes, Prevention and Treatments" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wed., March 31. Neurologist Kannen Paramesh, M.D., will discuss the many forms of neuropathy a person with diabetes may experience, how to prevent or delay damage to nerves and circulation caused by hyperglycemia, and current treatments. Dr. […]

Methodist Church to host concert by youth group

The Young Continentals will present a program of "cutting edge music ministry" at 6:30 p.m. Sun., March 7 at United Methodist Church, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. They are described as "an empowered, enthusiastic, evangelical group of young people communicating the truth of Jesus Christ as the only absolute in an ever-changing world." The group features 30 high-energy singers, […]

Measure E makes sense

Measure E makes sense Twenty-five years ago, I moved to California from Toledo, Ohio, as a widower with my two young sons. We were privileged to own a home in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. My sons attended White Oak Elementary and Lindero Canyon Middle School and they both graduated from Agoura High School. Their strong public school education, […]

Students collect food for the needy


If you drive by Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park on Friday mornings you’ll see a gaggle of enthusiastic students trying really hard to get your attention. In fact, they’re out there every Friday from 7:40 to 8:10 a.m. on Doubletree Road, waving signs and helping the fight against hunger. The half hour is unabashedly spent soliciting food donations […]

Picnic, car show, kids’ parade to kick off Conejo Valley Days

The Conejo Valley Days (CVD) kickoff picnic and classic car show will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., March 6 at Conejo Creek Park North, Thousand Oaks. At 10 a.m. the CVD’s 48th annual Children’s Parade will be presented. Children age 12 and under are invited to decorate their bicycles, dress in country costumes and ride in homemade […]


THURS., FEB. 26 Cents for Women Ventura County Chapter of National Assn. of Women Business Owners: Financial consultant Irene Smith will present financial seminar for women, "Choose Your Destination," at 6 p.m. in Renaissance Hotel, Agoura Hills. $35-$45. Reservations: (818) 991-0688 Chamber Mixer Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce hosts a Networking Mixer at 5:30 p.m. at One America Wireless, […]

Bar Mitzvah planned for special person

By Jack Israel Through the caring support of a synagogue, rabbi, teenage mentor and his parents, Jeffrey Rinsky will become a Bar Mitzvah on Sat., March 13 at Shomrei Torah Synagogue. Jeffrey, who’s a victim of Down syndrome, conquered all odds to be able to march up to the Bema to lead the congregation in prayer and become an adult […]

Retired librarian likes Measure E

When I moved to Agoura in 1973, I was drawn by the excellent reputation of its public schools for my young daughter and by the offer to manage the then-Las Virgenes Library. Over the years since, Las Virgenes Unified School District has fulfilled my early hopes for my children’s education and has continued its tradition of providing a quality public […]