2006-03-02

Active student helped prompt Calabasas secondhand smoke ordinance



One person can make a difference and 19-year-old Margo Arnold of Calabasas is a good example. Arnold went to the Calabasas City Council last year to express concern about the secondhand smoke in front of The Commons shopping center. The city took her comments to heart and adopted a citywide secondhand smoke ordinance that’s since gained nationwide attention. “School had […]

Agoura Pony Baseball stresses character over competition



A movement is underway to make youth sports focus more on fun and character development rather than winning at all costs. The facts are sobering. According to Agoura Pony Baseball (APB) officials, 70 percent percent of children give up on youth sports by the time they are 13 years old. While some experts point to the drop-off in participation as […]

Cheer squad seeks donations



The Oak Park High School cheer squad welcomes donations from the community to support its participation in upcoming events, including the USA National Cheerleading Championships competition in Anaheim from March 17 to 19. The students are in a fundrais-ing drive to net more than $10,000 to cover trip expenses. Checks made payable to “Oak Park Cheer” may be mailed to: […]

Touring theater explores body image issues



The Whitworth College touring production of “Mirror, Mirror: The Body Image Show” will be presented at 7 p.m. Sat., March 18 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL— The Whitworth College touring production of “Mirror, Mirror: The Body Image Show” is coming to Westminster […]

In defense of Sheriff’s deputies



Regarding the recent letter, “Sheriff’s deputies have gone too far,” the short answer to your question, Ms. King, is no. My wife and I have lived in either Thousand Oaks or Oak Park for the past 10 years, and neither of us have ever received a ticket. I don’t consider myself a particularly careful driver, and I do catch myself […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation



Beautifully Maintained



This house in Suntree Tract is beautifully maintained and in a desirable neighborhood close to park, shopping and award-winning schools. It has 4-bedrooms, 3baths and about 2,614 square feet. It was built in 1979 and has newer tile flooring, carpet, and recessed lighting. For more information on this property listed for $799,000, call Sally Varga of Dilbeck Realtors at (805) […]

Club to meet



The Westlake Village Newcomers Club will host its monthly coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Tues., March 7 at Glabman Furniture and Interior Design, Westlake Village. The director of design and her team of interior designers will be on hand to answer questions. There will be light refreshments. People new to Westlake Village and Oak Park are invited to the […]

Lecture on Hispanic women



California Lutheran University will present “Comadres, Cowgirls and Curanderas,” a discussion of the roles and lives of Spanish and Mexican women in the American Southwest between 1540 and 1900 at 4 p.m. Mon., March 6 in Samuelson Chapel at CLU at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Guest speaker Vicki L. Ruiz, PhD, is an author, editor or coeditor of nine […]

Alternatives to public education offered



With increasing competition from charter schools, homeschooling and other options available to parents, public schools have begun to offer creative alternatives to in education. The follow is a recap of what the local school districts in Ventura County are doing to spice up traditional education. Oak Park For the last several years the Oak Park Unified School District has encouraged […]


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