This party is too much fun for the whole family

REACHFORTHESKY–Mike Wallace, 9, of Westlake Village, leaps up and tries to touch the banner flying high in the wind during the eighth annual Stand for Children “Party in the Park” at Conejo Creek Park last Sunday. Sponsored by the Conejo Valley Day Care Association, the event featured family-oriented fun including arts and crafts, face painting, live entertainment, food and refreshments. […]

Grin and bear it

With all the bears roaming our paved enclave, you would think that this was once a wilderness. Welcome home, little bear, but beware-it’s dangerous here. Mark Tracy Agoura Hills


This 5-bedroom, 5.5bath estate with views is on a large lot with study and formal living/dining rooms, gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry. Outside is a pool, spa and pool house with kitchen and bath. For more information on this property listed at $5,999,000, call Dick and Terry Goodrich of Coldwell Banker.

Politics and pleasure

SOUND OFF-Hannah Finders, right, a member of the Concert Orchestra at Lindero Canyon Middle School, plays the acoustic bass during the school’s 2006 Finale Concert last week. While at the show, Lindero Principal Ron Kaiser, below, takes the opportunity to promote the Measure G school bond in Tuesday’s election.

Learn to live with wildlife

The National Park Service and On the Edge invite the public to attend a free wildlife and community fair to learn more about their wild neighbors who live in communities on the urban/wilderness edge from 3 to 7 p.m. Sat., June 10 at the National Park Service Visitor Center, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. On the Edge is a […]

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THURS., JUNE 1 Senior of the Year City of Thousand Oaks’ Council on Aging hosts annual Senior of the Year awards ceremony and social from 7 to 9 p.m. at Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Five nominees will be honored, one selected as Senior of the Year. Entertainment, dessert. $2. (805) 449-2743 RSVP Due for […]

Oaks Christian overwhelms Oak Park to win second straight title

Lions win 3-0 in clash of topseeded teams

Any changing of the guard in Division IV boys’ volleyball will have to wait another year as top-seeded Oaks Christian (25-4) defeated rival Oak Park (33-8) Saturday in three consecutive games to win its program’s second-consecutive CIF title. The clash of two local programs well-known for their athletic rivalry drew a large contingency of fans to nearby Westlake High School, […]

Kite exhibit flying high

Kites are found throughout the world. They are used as toys and objects of artistic expression as well as cultural and religious symbols, tools of war, artifacts of history and instruments of science, technology and mathematics. An exhibition in Cal State Northridge’s Oviatt Library, “Kites-Soaring Among the Clouds,” explores the roles kites play across the world. The exhibit, on display […]

Not a done deal

Once again, the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has used its advertising to purposefully disseminate civic disinformation. This week’s topic du jour is the Heschel West School. Their prominently displayed banner honors Rick Wentz who they proclaim “spearheaded approval of the new day school to be built in Agoura.” It fails to mention that cursory approval came with a […]

Elizabeth and Bill Avery

Re/Max Olson recently congratulated The Avery Team for their ongoing community involvement. Elizabeth and Bill Avery sponsored a neighborhood clean up in conjunction with the city of Thousand Oaks at the Lang Ranch Elementary School. As always it was a huge success. Residents were invited to bring their trash, yard trimmings and other items that were cluttering garages and backyards […]