2008-08-07

National Night Out keeps neighborhoods, law enforcement in touch



Oak Park residents got to know each other and the public servants who protect them during National Night Out Against Crime, held locally on Sat., Aug. 2. The annual crime awareness program seeks to strengthen the bond between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve in an effort to keep neighborhoods safe. Seven Oak Park neighborhoods participated in this […]

Baseball City takes a final at bat

'Cages' were a fixture in the community

WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers FASTBALL—Agoura Hills resident Eric Corsello gets his licks in. It has been about a month since baseball fans learned that the quaint, outoftheway business in Agoura Hills known simply as "the batting cages" would be closing.   On the final day—July 31—a stream of regulars couldn’t help but stop by one last time to bid owners Sol […]

Oak Park garden an offshoot of escalating food prices



With grocery prices on the rise, Conejo Valley consumers are finding that growing their own food has become a viable way to save money. And, for the first time in its six-year history, the Oak Park Community Garden is nearly filled to capacity with gardeners. Only three of the 66 plots in the garden at the northwest corner of Kanan […]

Teammates, always



For the past 22 years, Tuesdays with Murray Wald and Bill Locklear were spent at Baseball City in Agoura Hills. But when the Baseball City batting cages closed on July 31, the longtime friends were forced to come up with a new game plan. The baseball pals would meet weekly at 5:30 p.m. to take their swings in the 70 […]

Election day presents multitude of possibilities

Many local races are schedule

Besides being the day when the presidential election is held, Tues., Nov. 4 also presents voters with a variety of local races for school districts, city councils, park boards and water boards. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Fri., Aug. 8 to file for the races. The following is an alphabetical rundown of the local area elections: •Calleguas Municipal Water District—three […]

College grad already successful in competitive film industry



Spenser Cohen is a 22yearold college graduate determined to making a name for himself in the film industry. With a couple of short films on the independent film circuit, a completed music video for “American Idol” finalist Ace Young’s debut album and several treatments being pitched to two major record labels, Cohen is on his way to his dream job […]

Woman says living is easy at 102



According to Madeline Perry, God doesn’t want to take her, and neither does the devil. “So here I sit,” says the spry centurion, who will celebrate her 102nd birthday in Agoura Hills on Aug. 19. A resident of the Agoura Hills Senior Retreat, a senior living community, Perry still appears fit as a fiddle and maneuvers her walker as if […]

At The Library



The Agoura Hills Library entertains a full lineup for August. All programs and events will be at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. •Library Fine-Free Week will be Mon. to Sun., Aug. 11 to 17. The Agoura Hills Library and all county of Los Angeles library branches will accept all overdue library materials […]

Tea parties benefit Lighthouse Mission



On a recent afternoon in Thousand Oaks a group of women donned feather boas, elbow-length gloves and lace- and straw-filled straw hats and paid a visit to the new Tranquility Tea Room to celebrate the birthday of their friend, Frieda Swedelson of Oak Park. The eight women gathered around a table filled with tea cups and plates, roses and ribbon, […]

Event to benefit Big Brothers/ Big Sisters



Panache Hair Studio will hold a cut-athon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 at the salon, 2900 Townsgate Road, Ste. 100, Westlake Village. Proceeds from all haircuts will benefit the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Ventura County. Appointments are recommended. For more information, call (805) 496-7457.