It’s a Stark family tradition

Oak Park pole vaulter qualifies for Junior Olympics

Connor Stark is moving up in the world in more ways than one. After receiving some advice from his pole vaulting coaches, Stark, a soon-to-be eighth-grader at Media Creek Middle School in Oak Park, recently went from competing with a 12-foot pole to a 13-foot pole. The result was a leap of more than 10 feet at the Southern California […]

Keep children out of streets

This is to respond to the letter written by Ms. Billig, “No need to be rude about it.” I have lived in the Oak Park area for 14 years. In those 14 years this has been my observation: What gives you the right to let your children play in the street? The street is for cars, trucks, etc. The city […]

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A wing and a prayer

Woman saves dogs, one at a time

The e-mails that Tammy Sue Roberts fears receiving the most are those from the animal shelters she visits often. The lists that crowd her inbox aren’t filled with the dogs and cats who have been adopted by a new family or have recovered from an injury. They are long lists of animals who have a day, sometimes hours, before they […]

Meet ‘Malice’ author at the New JCC at Milken

The Rosenkrantz Library will present author Robert K. Tanenbaum at 7 p.m. Wed., July 25 at the New JCC at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. In addition to writing mystery novels such as “Fury,” Enemy Within” and his most recent book, “Malice,” Tanenbaum is a trial lawyer and has been the homicide bureau chief for the New York district […]

Baseball tournament to raise funds for ALS patients

The Third Annual CytRx Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease All-Star Youth Baseball Tournament will take place today through Sunday in Thousand Oaks. Produced by The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the ALS Association, in conjunction with Conejo Valley Little League, the tournament will host youth baseball teams from throughout Central and Southern California in a four-day competition. All proceeds from […]

Parents at fault

Lorena Billig is upset about a “speeder” at 20 miles per hour in her neighborhood while her children are playing in the street apparently with her permission. Wake up, Lorena. It is against the law for children to play in any street. A mother who allows her children to play in the streets is endangering her children and should be […]

This New Westlake Village Listing Features An Office And A Gym

This new listing in Westlake Village features 5 bedrooms, office and gym with approximately 4,655 square feet. Expansive grounds include of 0.46 acre with waterfalls, pool, spa and outdoor barbecue pavilion. Home is in a gated community on a cul-de-sac. For more information on this property listed at $2,075,000, Teri Pacitto of Rodeo Realty at (805) 4944663 or (805) 444-7013.

Water and sewer rates will go up

LVMWD cites higher costs, regulatory issues

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District announced potable water rates and sewage costs will increase over a five-year period starting Nov. 1. Sewer charges for single-family dwellings will rise about 47 percent during the first year and will double by year five. The increase in the cost of drinking water is the first in 12 years […]

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