2007-01-25

Trail maintenance in Oak Park



HEAVE, HO- John Sabol, a retired computer programmer, tosses an unwanted rock away from the China Flats trail near the Lindero Canyon trailhead in Oak Park. Sabol, who hikes the local trails about three days a week, looks upon his trailclearing work as a way of giving back to the community. To find out how you can work the local […]

Women’s Club gives gifts to RAIN Project



The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club donated gift cards worth more than $1,500 to the RAIN Project Transitional Living Center in Camarillo. Marlene Schwartz and Roselle Wolfe, the disbursement vice presidents, chose the RAIN Project as the recipient of this year’s gift card drive “because of the worthy cause that it serves,” they said. Club members delivered the gift cards […]

School fitness a growing trend

Take the focus away from food and put it on physical activity, advocate says

With concerns constantly in the news about the growing problem of childhood obesity, parents at Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park are trying to do something to combat the trend. In December, parent volunteers launched the Friday Fitness Club, a structured exercise program. Held every other Friday during lunch, the program is open to all students in grades one […]

Hard work, dedication pays off for Agoura wrestler

Rebecca Polich wins CIF Southern Regional title

It seems as if Peyton Manning wasn’t the only one to step out of the runner-up shadow this past weekend. Rebecca Polich, a senior wrestler in the 122-pound weight class at Agoura High, one-upped her second-place finish from last year when she won the Southern California Regional Individual Championship last Saturday at Channel Islands High. Polich was one of 191 […]

Westlake company films music video



THEY WERE RIGHT- Director Shane Drake, right, sets up a shot during Red Van Pictures’ production of a music video for the New Year’s Day band’s song, “I Was Right, You Were Wrong.” Red Van Pictures, which has produced a number of music videos, is based in Westlake Village.

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Fire scorches Thousand Oaks hillsides

Cause of blaze still under investigation

When the Ventura County Fire Department officially closed the fire season on Jan. 15, Mother Nature did not get the memo. Fortunately, fire season or not, the fire department is always on the ready. “Whenever there is a Red Flag alert, the game is on,” Fire Department Spokesman Capt. Barry Parker said. A Red Flag Warning means the National Weather […]

Seminar helps seniors to plan for the future



The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation will convene the third annual Senior Congress from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed., Jan. 31 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. The topic for this year’s program is “Roadmapping Your Future- Plan While You Can.” A light lunch will be served. Admission is free but seating is limited, and […]

School district session covers broad ground



School repairs, a communitywide newsletter, district audit, upcoming elections and volunteerism were some of the issues discussed Jan. 16 at the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meeting. Roof repairs/new lockers A roof leak at Oak Park High School and a mold problem at Oak Hills Elementary were repaired over the winter break at a cost of about […]

Marmonte League girls’ basketball race entering final phase

Agoura and Westlake fighting for No. 4 seed and a guaranteed postseason berth

It might not be a date that jumps off the calendar, but Feb. 4, 2005, is an important landmark in the recent history of Marmonte League girls’ basketball. On that day nearly two years ago, Newbury Park High went on the road and was defeated by Westlake 57-49. Since then, the Panthers have been perfect in league play, reeling off […]


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