Oak Park vandalism spreading

The nine trees that were de- stroyed in Deerhill Park recently haven’t been the only targets of van- dalism in Oak Park, but many of the other incidents have gone unreportedleaving police unaware of the true extent of the activity, officials said. Recent vandalism of cars parked in front of homes includes at least seven vehicles that had their em- […]

Boys in the hood

UPON CLOSER INSPECTION-Don Polazzo of Westlake Village looks at a 1970 Buick GSX on display during the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce 21st annual car show last weekend. The show was in the parking lot of the Countrywide offices in Westlake Village.

Topanga art exhibit explores L.A. landscape

“Landscapes at the Topanga Canyon Gallery” offers two dif- ferent perspectives on the sur- rounding metropolis from artists Debbi Green and John Smith. Through differing media, both artists explore the Los Angeles landscape. The show opens Tues., Oct. 10 at the Topanga Canyon Gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 109, Topanga. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. […]

Center for Civic Education receives $250,000 grant

State Superintendent of Public In- struction Jack O’Connell announced he is awarding a $250,000 grant to the Calabasas-based Center for Civic Education. The funding must be used to build middle school and junior high school civic education programs. The cen- ter will determine which local edu- cation agencies should participate. For this year’s funding, the cen- ter will receive $225,000 […]

Protect your pet in emergencies

“It’s important to consider your pets in your emergency plans” in case of fires or other natural disasters, said Warren Eckstein, an animal expert and nationally syndicated radio host. “Pets rely on their owners for food, water and shelter,” Eckstein said. “Remembering your pets in your emergency plans can help minimize their stress and increase their odds of survival in […]

Future depends on school bond

Please join me in support of Proposition H6. I have lived in Oak Park for 29 years. I moved here just as the Oak Park Unified School District was formed. All three of my children graduated from Oak Park High. I have seen the district expand and the com- munity completion become a re- ality. I am a senior citizen […]

Family Matters

by Michael Picarella What ever happened to big fam- ily gatherings? It seems that these days extended family only comes together for weddings and funer- als. Even my family, which is Ital- ian and holds family in very high regard, doesn’t gather anymore. Growing up I remember get- ting together with much of my ex- tended family on every holiday, […]

Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison, a sales associate with RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors, is sponsoring a community garage sale. The event will take place on Sat., Oct. 7th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will in- clude all of Varsity Park Highlands and Varsity Park Estates in Moor- park. All residents are encouraged to partici- pate. Registration is available through a […]

Kids find the darndest ways to have fun

THRILL SEEKERS-Just because school’s back in session doesn’t mean the fun has ended for these local kids. Left, Lindero Canyon Middle School sixth-grade student Carlie Jansen, 11, flies high on the bungee jump at the St. Maximilian Kolbe Fall Festival on Sunday in Westlake Village. Below, Oak Park residents, from left, Jim Van Dijk, Jarin Erickson and Sean Rothermel are […]

Mountain bikers host fundraiser

The Concerned Off-Road Bicy- clists Association presents the Fat Tire Fest 2006 and the 19th annual fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 14 at Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. A Poker Run will be staged from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration and check-in will be in the main stag- ing area and helmets […]