Oak Park family makes Rose Parade an annual tradition

While many families throughout the nation kick off the New Year by watching the Tournament of Roses Parade on television, one Oak Park woman and her family prefer watching the event curbside each year, even in the rain. Shawna and Taylor Driggs and their four children— Nathaniel, Camille, Spencer and Rachel—who at six months will experience her first parade— have […]

New Year a great time to volunteer

Conejo Valley nonprofits invite residents to sign up for 2006

With the holidays behind us and all our blessings counted, perhaps now is a good time to concentrate on looking forward. New Year’s resolutions tend to focus on ourselves—a new diet, new goals, perhaps a switch in career direction. For 2006, how about expanding the view to include the community? Local agencies and a plethora of programs would welcome your […]

Volleyball players love their Acorn

Class compares American and Jewish law

Laurie Levenson, professor of law at Loyola Law School, will teach a special interest class, “American Law or Jewish Law: Which is the Better Path for Ethical Advocacy?” at the University of Judaism (UJ), 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. The class will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Jan. 12 through Feb. 16. Her class is presented by University […]

Build it, they will come

The New Year is underway and it’s time for some thoughts about what to expect in the coming 12 months. The community has much to offer and its residents should be proud, but not all is perfect in paradise. In Agoura Hills, time has come to finally break pavement on the new Kanan Road interchange. The wait has gone on […]

Close To Civic Arts And Shopping

This upper-level unit has an open floorplan with large wrap around balcony, spacious kitchen with breakfast bar, large walk-in closet in master bedroom and newer central air and heat. It’s close to Civic Arts and shopping. For more information on this property priced at $373,000, call Michael Schone of Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Centre at (805) 4951048.

Agoura resident teaches writing to young inmates

Nicole Weinberg, a 28-yearold resident of Agoura Hills, has spent a fair amount of time behind bars over the past three months, although never convicted of a crime The only thing this Oak Park High School English teacher is guilty of is donating a majority of her Saturdays each month to helping disadvantaged and incarcerated youth at Barry J. Nidorf […]

National Charity League presents debs

The Conejo Valley Chapter of the National Charity League hosted its 24th annual Debutante Ball on Nov. 26 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village. Fourteen young women from the Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Oak Park and Agoura were presented as debutantes, the culmination of the six-year philanthropic, mother-daughter program in which the participants perform community service throughout the […]

Controversial plato run at OPHS

The students of Oak Park High School’s Spotlight Theater Club will present “The Laramie Project,” a controversial play by Moises Kaufman about the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student. This student-produced play focuses on the reactions to the hate crime and the stories told by the residents of Laramie, Wyoming. Performances are at 7 p.m. […]

Family follows their rainbow on stage

Charles Davis has already snatched the pot of gold at the end of his professional rainbow, but when he saw the photo of a rare double rainbow on the front page of the Thousand Oaks Acorn in March 2005, he considered it an omen. Not long after the sighting, the Conejo Players Theatre invited Davis to direct and act in […]