County tries to help make traffic safer near schools in Oak Park

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The county will provide several devices to boost traffic safety near schools in Oak Park, said Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks at a Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting last week. Flashing crosswalks will be installed at Red Oak and Brookside elementary schools, and a permanent solar-powered speed monitor will be set up on Doubletree, near Medea […]

Seven take posts on LVUSD Measure E Oversight Committee

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Seven residents of Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) have been selected to serve on the Measure E Oversight Committee. They will watch over the proceeds of a parcel tax initiative that was passed by voters in March. The independent community oversight committee was appointed by trustees to ensure that the four-year, $98-per-year parcel tax money […]

Chanukah event at library

"The Triumph of Freedom—Chanukah and the Reagan Legacy" will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Highlights of the program include an hour-long ceremony paying tribute to the former president and the kindling of a menorah in the Freedom Plaza adjacent to the Reagan Memorial. The family-oriented festival, […]

OPHS to host holiday boutique

A holiday boutique to benefit Oak Park High School’s (OPHS) Grad Nite 2005 will be presented from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 at 795 Oak Path Court, Oak Park. The sale will feature "a fabulous collection" of purses, watches, bracelets, rings, necklaces, scarves and other gift items. Proceeds will go towards helping OPHS students celebrate their high […]

For the record

According to a victim, there were several inaccuracies in a report from the city of Westlake Village in the Nov. 18 edition. The vandalism of a vehicle on Halloween occurred in the 4400 block of Yorkfield Court (not the 4900 block of Vorkfield). In addition, the same vehicle was vandalized again the night of Nov. 6 and the loss was […]

Conejo/Las Virgenes not perfect

Every time we start thinking that we live in Shangri-la, something happens, bringing us back to reality. Parents of teenagers learned again recently that drugs exist here, kids use them, and the results can be devastating. Surprisingly, over-the-counter medications (such as Dramamine and cough and cold remedies—probably Nyquil) are also being abused by teenagers. Not surprisingly, the drugs of choice—the […]

Chanukah begins next Tuesday

Oak Park residents want greater police presence

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com A lone deputy handles the region spanning Bell Canyon to Lake Sherwood, and Oak Park residents are concerned that the area needs more police officers. "Oak Park is underserved," said residents at the Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting last week. There’s only one squad car patrolling Oak Park, and Shadow Ridge homeowners are worried because the […]

Drivers under 18 face strict laws

Today’s teen motorists under 18 years of age must obey more and more regulations in the state of California or they risk losing their driving privileges. Some of the rules include the following: 1. Teens between 16 and 17 years of age who are applying for instructional permits or driver’s licenses must hold their permits for a minimum of six […]

Just turkeying around

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