Mulwood cell tower receives final okay

After months of ups and downs, the cellphone tower project at Bon Homme Road and Paul Revere Drive has officially been approved. The application was scheduled to be approved in March despite some complaints from residents, but was declined at the last minute due to what city officials called a contract technical issue. After changes were made to the T-Mobile […]

Dancers take the stage at ‘Star 2007’

TINY DANCERS- Left, Westlake Village resident Somer Wilson runs the sound board for “Star 2007/Illusions,” the Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center’s show at the Countrywide Performing Arts Center in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza last weekend. Below, ballerinas take a bow during the curtain call.

Nature camp introduces critters to kids

DAY OF DISCOVERY- From left, a California grey fox, wood duck and barn owl are some of the creatures children will encounter at Discovery Nature Camp at Headwaters Corner this summer. Camps will be held July 23 to 26 and Aug. 20 to 23. For information, call (818) 591-1701 extention 181.

‘Summer of Love’ services

The Filling Station, associated with Calvary Chapel, is holding its “Summer of Love” Sundays in July. Each Sunday features leading worship artists and a message from the Bible. Two or More, a Latin/rock fusion group, performs July 8, followed by Jordan Freund on July 15. The Filling Station, a nondenominational church, meets each Sunday at 10 a.m. at North Ranch […]

Zimring’s ship finally comes in

These are not easy times for our local school districts. Waters have turned choppy due to constant budget wars, declining student enrollment, and the challenges of alternative and special education. On top of it all, some nearby school districts are facing campus closures. In such an environment, the call goes out for strong leaders who are able to chart the […]

Book highlights diversity of Santa Monica Mountains

The Santa Monica Mountains are much more than hills surrounding our homes. Made up of grasslands, oak groves, beaches and canyons, the 50-mile-long range is vital to those who live in and around it, according to Tom Gamache and Matthew Jaffe, two ocal residents who have pub ished a book about the venerable mountains. Gamache, a photographer, and Jaffe, a […]

Youth poster contest promotes dental health

Oak Park High School art students won top awards in the recent First 5 Ventura County “Healthy Teeth Begin at Birth” poster contest. Out of 220 entries from throughout Ventura County high schools, Oak Park students in every grade level were among the winners. Anna Lovejoy, an art teacher at the school, said students in her drawing and painting classes […]

Westlake Village student becomes Emerson scholar

Michaela K. Shaw of Westlake Village has been named one of 52 Emerson Scholars, entitling Shaw to a full scholarship to attend Interlochen Arts Camp, a summer arts program for aspiring young musicians. Shaw will study the harp and perform with youth ensembles. She is a senior at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, where she played with the professional orchestra for […]

Called to the Torah

Mark Gero was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on June 23 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. He is a seventh-grader at Heschel West Middle School in Agoura and the son of Melanie and Bernard Gero of Westlake Village. Courtney Pomush was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on June 23. She is the […]