2008-02-21

Final trail purchase is completed



The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) announced recently it has purchased one of the last remaining properties needed to complete the 65-mile Backbone Trail System. The 10-acre property in Encinal Canyon in unincorporated Ventura County provides a critical link to more than 20 miles of the trail between Los Angeles County and Point Mugu. The $275,000 purchase price includes […]

Local seniors step back in time to enjoy intergenerational high school prom



For one night a group of local adults returned to high school, dancing, dining and socializing during the first intergenerational prom at Oak Park High School. Hosted by the school’s Students for a Cure service club, the Valentine’s Day-themed event held on Feb. 13 brought together about 60 adults and 30 students. “It’s a wonderful thing to see the mature […]

Wells Fargo Bank names Ravens district manager



Joe Ravens has been named district manager for the Conejo Valley district of Wells Fargo’s Pacific Coast Community Bank. Ravens will oversee nearly 200 team members at nine Wells Fargo bank branches in Newbury Park, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, as well as a new branch in Oak Park at 604 Lindero Canyon Road. Ravens began his […]

Area wrestlers advance to Masters Meet



The CIF Masters Meet is Friday and Saturday at Wilmer Carter High in Rialto, and many local wrestlers have qualified for the prestigious event. Royal High, which easily won the Marmonte League title, will send six of its grapplers to Masters. Sam Mestaz (112 pounds), Blake Ginsburg (130 pounds), Franky Bienz (135 pounds), Mike Dumelle (140 pounds), Sergio Cortez (152 […]

Community school needs our support



In 2007 I was asked to hear Brenda Harari speak about a new school opening in Calabasas. Since then, I have enrolled my two sons in that school, Las Virgines Community Learning Center. It is a truly phenomenal example of “progressive education.” Through our parent/faculty club, Collaborative Alliance of Parents, Teachers and Students, this school is provided with Harvard and […]

This Hollow Hills Home Has Vaulted Ceilings



This 4 bedroom 2 bath Hollow Hills home has vaulted ceilings and a brick fireplace in the living room. The house has a three-car garage and a pool in the backyard. For more information on this home, listed at $545,000, contact Wendy Furth at (818) 523-2916.

Motorcycle haven is subject of winning documentary



The Rock Store has been known as a motorcycle Mecca for decades, but the quaint mom-and-pop pit stop in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains is about to become an even bigger tourist attraction with the release of a new documentary film. Christopher Leps, a veteran stuntman turned filmmaker, finished producing “Ed & Vern’s Rock Store” last September. He […]

Agoura Hills to sponsor bike rodeo, battle of bands



The city of Agoura Hills announced several upcoming events for February and March. For more information on any programs, call the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at (818) 5977361 or visit the center in person, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. •The inaugural Public Safety Day and 18th annual Bike Rodeo will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., March 8. […]

Chamber recognizes Firestone



Tinalyn Firestone, executive director of the Woodland HillsTarzana Chamber of Commerce, won a certificate of management service at the recent Western Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives conference. Firestone received the certificate for 20 years of service as a Chamber executive and in appreciation of devotion to public and community interest while serving as a leader of Chamber activities.

Kurzeka opts for USC



Agoura High’s Peter Kurzeka, the 2007 Marmonte League boys’ water polo Player of the Year, has accepted an offer to attend USC in the fall. Kurzeka led the Chargers to a CIF-Southern Section Division IV championship in November. Kurzeka’s former head coach, Dustin Litvak, was excited to see his former player become a Trojan. “I’d been talking with him on […]


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