2005-09-08

New stop signs coming to Oak Park intersection



The Ventura County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the installation of two stop signs at the intersection of Deerhill and Deerbrook roads in Oak Park. The intersection is now a fourway stop. According to county officials, the additional signs will cost about $1,000. Installation will be sometime in early October. Although the Ventura County Transportation Department said the stop signs […]

Dance company wins at Encore Nationals



Rhythm Machine, dancers from the Retter’s Academy of Dance in Agoura Hills, won highest honors at the recent Encore Dance Competition in Las Vegas. Highest honors went to the school’s senior company (ages 13 to 18) for “Over the Rainbow,” choreographed by Linda Bernabei-Retter. They were platinum winners and first place grand champions of the entire competition, earning the highest […]

Backstage at the park



Las Virgenes School District contacts



District Office Switchboard: 880-4000 Administration Dr. Sandra Smyser, Superintendent: 878-5225 Dr. Donald Zimring, Deputy Superintendent: 878-5203 Joseph Nardo, Assistant Superintendent-Education: 878-5218 Dr. Stephen Hanke, Assistant Superintendent, Personnel: 8785212 Ann Eklund, Director, Elementary Education: 878-5219 Jim Nielsen, Director, Secondary Education: 878-5220 Mary Schillinger, Director, Pupil Services: 878-5216

Skirball exhibit to showcase Berlin artist



The first major museum exhibition in the U.S. on the art and life of German painter Max Liebermann (1847 to 1935) will be presented at the Skirball Cultural Center from Sept. 15 to Jan. 29, 2006. “Max Liebermann: From Realism to Impressionism” will then travel to the Jewish Museum in New York, its only other venue in the U.S. Liebermann […]

Country music rocks Strauss



Paula Mentzer



Prudential California Realty welcomes real estate professional Paula Mentzer to its Thousand Oaks branch. She brings with her more than 16 years combined experience in commercial lending and real estate. A native Californian, Mentzer was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She has resided in Oak Park with her husband and children since 1988, and has spent years […]

Air unit keeps area safe

Helicopters make good medicine

For hikers lost in the Los Padres National Forest, there’s no sweeter sound than the unmistakable roar of an incoming search helicopter. And when the bright yellow and blue chopper flown by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Air Unit comes into view, wayward backpackers know everything’s going to be okay. With a fleet of three “multimission” helicopters […]

Dance auditions today



The Academy of Dance will host its annual audition for the competition dance team today, Sept. 8 at the school, 5700 Corsa Ave., Ste. 106, Westlake Village. The school offers award-winning ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap dance teams that compete throughout the Los Angeles area. Audition times are as follows: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., senior company in ballet, tap […]

Tennis on the horizon




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