He’s a legend in their time

SPECIAL VISITOR– Former L.A. Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda greets A.C. Stelle sixth-grade students Brad Dern and Keeyana Kian at an assembly last week in Calabasas. Lasorda inspired students with his talk about hard work and fulfilling dreams. Please see story in Community section.

Chabad’s ‘fishing line’ dragged under

Religious marker taken down, contractor blamed

The fishing lines are gone but not the anger in Oak Park. Nearly 100 people attended an Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council meeting on Tues., Jan. 23 to discuss the Jewish “eruv,” a symbolic enclosure that is used to guide the movements of Orthodox members on the Sabbath. The wires, strung from light poles in Oak Park, Agoura Hills and […]

Calabasas compensated for loss of new school

City receives $7.8 million after elementary campus is nixed

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas announced it received almost $8 million from a developer for a new elementary school that will not be built. Now, Las Virgenes School District officials say they aren’t sure whether another campus is even needed. The money came from New Millennium Homes as part of a December 2004 agreement to compensate the […]

T.O. fire lights up the evening sky

T.O. fire lights up the evening skyDARK MOONRISE– Monday’s Thousand Oaks fire fails to eclipse the moon as it rises over the trees.

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 […]

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 […]

Oak Park focuses on teen drinking

Minors caught drinking are not the only ones in trouble. Owners of homes where the drinking took place are also responsible, whether they were present at the time or not, according to a “social host” ordinance Ventura County passed last April. To help parents understand their responsibilities under the new law, the Oak Park High School Parent Faculty Club is […]

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How do you feel about the possible redevelopment of Whizin's mall?

How do you feel about the possible redevelopment of Whizin’s mall?

Lasorda hits a homer with students

Tommy Lasorda, considered one of the most successful managers in baseball history after leading the Dodgers to eight division titles and two World Series championships, scored a big hit with A.C. Stelle Middle School students last week. Lasorda delivered a powerful message to students about the value of hard work, respect and fulfilling their dreams, one step at a time. […]

Burnett, others to speak at diversity seminar

“Lifelines: Celebration of Culture” is the theme of Oaks Christian School’s Symposium 2007. The all-school event will be held on campus from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 30. Keynote speaker Dennis Prager, author and radio talk show host, will address the student body on the topic of diversity. Other speakers and panelists include Hector Barajas, press secretary of […]