2008-07-17

Purchase Fair tickets early to save money

Combo fares with Metrolink even less

Guests who plan to attend the Ventura County Fair from July 30 through Aug. 10 may save money by purchasing tickets in advance. Prefair carnival ride tickets, season tickets, and Metrolink/fair combos are available at the Ventura County Fairgrounds Administrative Office, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Prefair tickets are also available at the […]

Stark up for reelection on Triunfo water board



An incumbent on the fivemember Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors is up for reelection in November. Longtime director Ron Stark’s fouryear term is up. He said he plans to run again. Registered voters within Triunfo’s district, which includes Oak Park, North Ranch, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood and parts of Thousand Oaks, are eligible to run. Board members oversee an […]

Calmont School teaches earth-friendly living



Tucked away in the folds of the Santa Monica Mountains is a school that places emphasis not only on quality education, but also on environmental awareness- weighing the importance of both equally. Calmont School, a private school in Calabasas, instructs students up to ninth grade in an environmental education program that goes hand-in-hand with their regular curriculum. It is led […]

Van Dyke is Malibu art show’s star



The Malibu Art Association will present just one of the many exhibits at the Malibu Arts Festival set to return later this month. Proceeds from sales at the association’s booth will help fund college scholarships for local artists. The Malibu Arts Festival, now in its 37th year, will showcase over 200 exhibits and artist booths with original art from all […]

Old Topanga homeowners oppose sewer installation



Homeowners in Old Topanga say they are worried that the city of Calabasas might be installing a sewer system in their neighborhood. They fear the sewers will spur unwanted development. “Sewers mean growth- quick growth,” said Toby Keeler, Old Topanga spokesperson. “Then we are going to have contamination of another sort. There will be traffic contamination and runoff contamination from […]

When parents are alumni



When anxiety about getting into college is so high, it’s not surprising that people are looking for an edge in the admissions process. Parents often ask whether the fact that they graduated from a college will help their child get into that school. Admissions officers at most colleges don’t provide statistics about the rate of admission for legacy students compared […]

Beautiful ballerinas perform in ‘Wonderland’



ON POINTE- Dancers, from left, Jackie Ku, Katrina Mitchelll, Melissa Wabby, Carly Melber, Stephanie Goretsky and Brigita Budginas perform during the Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center production of “Alice in Wonderland” at the Scherr Forum Theater in Thousand Oaks on June 29.

Fire department quickly puts out small blaze on Canwood Street



HELP ON THE WAY- Above, Courtney Boer holds her cat and observes, along with her mother, Sharon, the fire that broke out July 11 between homes on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills. Below, a firefighter cuts through some bushes. The blaze reportedly was caused by young males igniting fireworks.

FOR THE RECORD



Prior to winning to winning the North Region Distict Championship on July 4, the Agoura Mustang A (under 10) Pony Baseball team also won the Las Virgenes Tournament on June 29. It was the first Agoura Mustang A team ever to win the Las Virgenes competition. The players are: Brandon Shearer, Justin Gastwirth, Austin Kratochvil, Hayden Luff, Brandon Lowe, Ben […]

Doobie drummer to perform



The Agoura Hills Summer Concerts in the Park series presents Chet McCracken, former drummer with The Doobie Brothers, and his band at 6 p.m. Sun., July 20 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. The concert is free, although donations are accepted. Attendees should bring blankets or chairs or lawn seating and may bring picnic dinners. Food is […]


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