2005-07-14

Local park earns recognition



Oak Park Community Center and Gardens has been recognized by the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts with the Award of Distinction for “Best New Facility.” The award was presented to the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. Located at 1000 N. Kanan Road in Oak Park, the facility consists of an 11,500-square-foot community center building with recreation and […]

Explore former Ahmanson Ranch



By Gloria GlasserSpecial to the Acorn The Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve—formerly known as the Ahmanson Ranch propertand now owneby the SantMonica Mountains Conservancy and managed by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority—offers residents many opportunities to discover this parkland through guided hikes and interpretive programs throughout the summer months. There are now three ways to access the […]

That championship seasonz



WINNERS—“X Team” celebrates first place in the WAGS (Westlake-Agoura Girls’ Softball) combined U-12 and U-14 Division. The girls finished with a record of 9-3-2. Pictured front row, rom left, are: Hannah Walker, Lindsay Dworman, Hannah Adelsberg, Kellie Speer, Jane Desmond and Gina Boolootian. Back row: Coach Alan Dworman, Paige McAdam, Coach John DeLuca, Meghan Shaver, Sammy Smooke, Coach Steve Speer, […]

‘Wall Poppin’ Art’ arrives in Thousand Oaks



The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will present “Wall Poppin’ Art,” an invitational exhibit of three-dimensional wall sculpture by diverse artists, from July 15 to Sept. 30 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts Galleria, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The artwork includes flowers, the human face and abstracts. Public viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Large Backyard with Redone Pool and Spa



This single story home offers nice curb appeal. Features include vaulted ceiling in the living room, large remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, all new stainless steel appliances and a dining room overlooking the backyard. Other highlights are newer dual-glazed sliding doors and windows, smooth ceilings, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, newer carpet, plus upgraded baths with jacuzzi tub. Sliding doors […]

Boys & Girls Clubs name new personnel



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes recently named three new members to its Board of Governors: Matt Morrison of Westlake Village, Shannon Nash of Thousand Oaks and Gary Stephani of Lake Sherwood. Morrison is first vice president of Merrill Lynch in Westlake Village. He has lived in the Conejo Valley all his life. He graduated from […]

Authors to sign books in Calabasas



The Barnes & Noble bookstore located at the Commons in Calabasas will host book signings by a pair of local authors. From 7 to 9 p.m. Sat., July 30, Ruth Marlenee of Calabasas will sign copies of her novel “Isabela’s Island.” Isabela Mason is the novel’s narrator, a wife and mother with a secret past that involves lying, cheating and […]

Foundation presents $3,000 in scholarships to seniors



The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Community Foundation presented six high school seniors with a $500 scholarship each to assist with their college education. This year’s winners were Lindsay Adamski of Thousand Oaks High School, Natasha Gallo of Agoura High School, Lisa Tagliati of Westlake High School, Corbin Walker of Newbury Park High School, Amanda Brookshire of La Reina High School and […]

Dance lessons



The West Valley Folk Dancers provide an evening of participation and instruction in international folk dances from 7:15 to 10 p.m. Fridays at the Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Included in their presentation is a variety of line, couple, set and mixer dances from many different countries and for all ages and experience levels. On Fri., […]

Pat Helton



Pat Helton, the no. 1 agent in the Coldwell Banker Conejo Valley Regional office, has successfully completed the Realtor e-PRO® course to become one of a select few real estate professionals to earn the prestigious certification offered through the National Association of Realtors®. The Realtor e-PRO certification course is an educational program unlike any other professional certification or designation course […]


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