2006-09-21

Vandals return to Oak Park



Vandals tore down nine trees last weekend in Deerhill Park in Oak Park with most of the 10to 14-foot tulip and golden ring trees broken off at their bases. None of the trees can be replanted, according to Eugene Molnar, senior maintenance supervisor for Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, which maintains Deerhill Park. “That is just senseless vandalism,” said […]

Tennis league founder retires



After running the Agoura Hills Men’s Tennis League for 16 years, league founder Thom Bancroft is stepping down from his post. An Old Agoura resident since 1978, Bancroft was involved in Agoura’s initial drive to incorporate. He chaired the Old Agoura overlay committee which helped Old Agoura maintain a unique equestrian environment in the midst of a growing city. But […]

Harvard’s big step



Harvard’s announcement that the university is ending its early admissions program is being heralded as the first step in restoring sanity to the college admissions process. Beginning next year, Harvard will have one application deadline, Jan. 1, for all students. The university is waiting a year to implement the new policy so that other schools have time to consider following […]

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WANDERER-Gypsy, a female German shepherd, 2, needs a secure yard to call home. Gypsy can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Gypsy home, ask for ID No. # A3559560. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Woman’s Club to meet



The Thousand Oaks Woman’s Club will host its first meeting of the new year at 10:30 a.m., followed by luncheon and entertainment, on Wed., Sept. 27 at the Palm Garden Hotel, 495 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Tracy Henry and his wife will provide entertainment with “Two for the Show,” featuring upbeat jazz and swing. During the past 40 years […]

Pirate Faire sails this weekend



The West Coast’s largest gathering of pirates, buccaneers and scoundrels will recreate the golden age of piracy on the shores of Lake Casitas this weekend, Sat. and Sun., Sept. 23 and 24 in Ojai from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Visitors will intermingle with pirate captains and their motley crews coming ashore after a year of plunder on […]

All About the Hunt



It was the end of August and I was having major flea market withdrawal. You see, there had not been a flea market at Seaside Park in Ventura since June. It was a Friday, and I got up early, knowing there were several garage sales in my neighborhood. Friday garage sales are few and far between, and these all happened […]

Life with Cousteau in the wild



ADVENTURER-Above left, Agoura Hills resident Gary Holland has his sound equipment ready to roll as he and Jean-Michel Cousteau travel off the coast of Monterey, Calif. recently. Below, Holland hangs over the bow of his Zodiac communing with a pod of dolphins. Holland has sailed the seas with the Cousteau crew for two decades. For complete story, see page 16A.

Old Agoura hosts barbecue bash



COWBOYS AT HEART- Robin Britton Rogers laughs it up with two unidentified “sheriffs” at he 19th annual Old Agoura barbecue on Sat., Sept. 16. Organized by the Old Agoura Homeowners Association, the shindig welcomes neighbors as well as family and friends from outside the area. This year several community volunteers were honored: Diane Walker and Sharon McGee, Diane and Bob […]

Woodcrest Preschools accredited



The Woodcrest Preschools in Southern California have gained national accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Woodcrest has schools in Agoura and Newbury Park. This accreditation is the standard in grading a preschool for quality of care. Fewer than 10 percent of the preschools in the country have gained accreditation due to the strict guidelines on […]


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