Oak Park youths needed for Teen Council

The Oak Park Community Center, Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is seeking interested youths to serve on the Oak Park Teen Council for a oneyear term ending June 30, 2009. The Teen Council consists of seven to 11 Oak Park teens entering grades seven through 12 in the fall. One representative is selected from each grade, and the remaining […]

Mental health professionals meeting looks at addictions

The monthly “Meet and Greet” sessions sponsored by the Conejo Valley Mental Health Professionals Association will resume at noon tomorrow with a program about addictions, said Judy Wiener, a licensed social worker and a marriage and family therapist in Agoura Hills. The Sept. 5 meeting will feature a talk by Dr. Daniel Gatlin, a licensed clinical psychologist and certified alcohol […]

Billingsley’s last stand

Longtime Oak Park football coach says this is his final year on the gridiron

Dick Billingsley Oak Park High head football coach Dick Billingsley is learning to say goodbye. Last year, Billingsley bid adieu to the majority of the Eagles’ starting lineup, as star players such as Sean Westgate and Kyle Shorten graduated. At the conclusion of this season, Billingsley will say goodbye to the rest of the OPHS football program. The coach said […]

National Unitarian leader to speak at dedication

The national leader of the Unitarian Universalist denomination, the Rev. William G. Sinkford, will speak at dedication ceremonies for the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s new sanctuary and multipurpose building at 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 7 at 3327 Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park. Seating will be limited and guests are advised to arrive early. The proceedings will be televised […]

Art exhibit highlights agriculture

The Ag Art Alliance presents the second annual “Art About Agriculture Exhibit” from Sept. 6 through Nov. 16 at the California Oil Museum, 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. The public is invited to the opening reception with music and refreshments on Sat., Sept. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. The purpose of the exhibit is to promote artwork that […]

The giver

I ran into Roy Laviolette not more than a week or so ago at Albertsons. He was walking toward me ever so slowly when he grabbed my arm, leaned up against me and held on to me firmly. “I’m sorry,” he said. “I felt a little dizzy.” I looked into his eyes and said, “That’s okay, even 55year-olds get a […]

Reyes Adobe Days names Berlin lead singer as Grand Marshal

The city of Agoura Hills has announced that the Grand Marshal for the fourth annual Reyes Adobe Days Parade is local resident Terri Nunn, lead singer of the band Berlin. She has been an Agoura Hills resident for seven years. “I love Agoura Hills,” said Nunn, who lives with her husband, Paul Spear, a family law attorney, and their three […]

Luncheon for Ventura County volunteers

The Ventura County Volunteer Coordinators Council volunteer appreciation luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 16 at Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. The luncheon provides nonprofit and servicebased organizations the opportunity to acknowledge the people that support them. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations are due by Fri., Sept. 5. Registration forms […]

Oaks Christian has big names, bigger expectations

Lions gunning for another state championship appearance

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP—Oaks Christian head coach Bill Redell, left, chats with junior quarterback Nick Montana. The son of the famous NFL QB has been named the team’s starter. The Oaks Christian football program has gone through a roller coaster of emotions during the offseason. In December, Lions head coach Bill Redell and his wife, Cheryl, were involved […]

Handbell quintet shares music

The handbell quintet from Westlake Lutheran Church performed at two local venues on Aug 16. The quintet, part of the church’s full English handbell choir, played at the United Cerebral Palsy Home and later the same day at University Village. The program included of spirituals, contemporary worship music and standard hymns. The musicians were Carol Ziebel, Bree Howard, Stephanie David, […]