Oak Park gardeners find common ground

Crowded developments and miniscule backyards are driving homeowners up a wall. Community gardens are a popular way for residents caught in the urban squeeze to keep their gardening skills intact and their neighborhood looking beautiful, and it’s a trend that’s growing. Community gardens are a sign that people care. The flowers, fruits, herbs and vegetables that fill the community garden […]

School nurse shortage cited

'We're not a healthcare provider,' superintendent says

The shortage of trained school nurses in the Las Virgenes Unified School District reportedly is among the worst in California. According to a recent study, the average nurse-to-student ratio in California is 1-to-2,791, while the district ratio is 1-to-12,104. The school district said it plans to conduct a health and safety needs assessment in the mmediate future. According to Calabasas […]

Sewer repairs disrupt Kanan

Underground meters replaced

Sewer-related construction work will disrupt traffic for the next several weeks on Kanan Road by Tamarind Street near Oak Park. The left northbound lane on Kanan Road starts to narrow at Fountainwood Street in Agoura Hills, and is blocked completely at Tamarind Street in Oak Park where left turns are prohibited. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is digging up […]

More interchange work coming

The dust has yet to settle on construction of the 101 Freeway/ Kanan interchange, but the city of Agoura Hills has the wheels in motion for another ambitious public project: improvement of the interchange at Reyes Adobe Road. At last week’s city council meeting, city engineer Ken Berkman announced that Irvinebased STV Inc. has been selected to draft plans, specifications […]

Oak Park election deadline extended

Yesterday was the deadline for Oak Park residents to file nomination papers for the upcoming Municipal Advisory Council election.The filing period, which opened July 17, had been extended to Aug. 16 because not all the incumbents decided to run. Three seats on the council will be open in the November election. Bonnie Biddison and Jay Kapitz are seeking reelection, while […]

Community foundation accepting nominations for Golden Acorn

The Community Foundation for Oak Park has announced that nominations are now open for the Golden Acorn Award, which honors residents of Oak Park who volunteer their time and efforts to benefit their community. Recipients are dedicated to serving the community without seeking rewards. Criteria for the award include being an Oak Park resident during the period the service was […]

Calabasas transit no longer serving gated communities

To comply with state transit laws regarding private property, the Calabasas public transportation routes to Bay Laurel Elementary School will no longer enter gated communities. The shuttles will continue to stop on Parkway Calabasas at Park Granada, Paseo Primario, and Camino Portal, city officials said. Overall, the Calabasas public transportation program has been expanded to better serve public school areas, […]

Small business awards given

Pacific Coast Business Times and the Los Angeles District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration, will present the “Spirit of Small Business” awards luncheon on Fri., Aug. 18 at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. Tickets are $55. For event time or reservations, call Jennifer Hemmy at (805) 560-6950, ext. 228. Keynote speaker is California Secretary of […]

Meet the Democratic candidate

Friends of Ferial Masry, Democratic candidate for California’s 37th Assembly District, will host a meet and greet reception on Sat., Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the home of Gerda and Arnold Fadden, 1428 Suffolk Ave., Thousand Oaks. The seat is now held by Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks). Guests can meet and discuss issues with the Masry, whom […]

Old Agoura preps for horse evacuation

It’s not a matter of if a fire, earthquake or other disaster will force residents to evacuate their horses and other large animals to safety- but when. To help the community prepare for the inevitable, a Horse Evacuation Awareness Day has been scheduled on Sat., Aug. 26 at Old Agoura Equestrian Park. Information booths, a demonstration by Agoura Hills Mayor […]