One-story Morrison South Meadows Home With Many Upgrades

This one-story home in Morrison South Meadows has all neutral décor, high ceilings, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, sitting room and a three-car garage. There is a fireplace in the step-down living room. The family room has a fireplace and mirrored wet bar. The master bedroom features a sitting room with a fireplace. The yard has a stamped concrete patio, […]

Old Agoura resident settles into her job as planning commissioner

Old Agoura resident Cyrena Nouzille had a big job to fill when Agoura Hills Planning Commissioner Phil Ramuno stepped down from his post after 10 years on the job. The planning commission consists of five volunteer members who live in Agoura Hills. The panel acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on land-use matters and recommends ways to […]

Newly-approved Westlake Village school certifies class of nursing assistants

Fifteen nursing students have completed 185 hours of nursing training at Professional Medical Careers Institute and received their CNA (certified nursing assistant) pins on Aug. 16 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library. The students obtained their clinical experience at Mary Health of the Sick in Newbury Park and at Thousand Oaks Healthcare Center. The graduates are eligible to take the […]

Moorpark College welcomes new faculty

Moorpark College welcomes the following new faculty members for the 2008-09 academic year. •August Benassi, speech. Benassi has a master’s degree in communications from Illinois State University. He has won numerous national awards in competition. •Kahroline DiPassero, mathematics. DiPassero has a master’s degree in pure mathematics and has been an adjunct faculty for the Ventura County Community College District. •Jana […]

Compassion counts

Once I received a note in response to an article I wrote about the idea that we always have a choice as to whether we see our physical bodies as a blessing or a burden. The writer shared with me the fact that her 22-year-old nephew was dealing with neurofibromatosis, also known as Elephant Man’s disease. Without going into detail, […]

‘Little Mermaid’ performs in parks

The all-volunteer troupe of Gypsies in a Trunk will conclude its 14th season of free Fairy Tales in the Park with family-friendly performances of “The Little Mermaid” at the following sites in Ventura County: •11:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 6, Foxfield Park, 31965 Foxfield Drive, Westlake Village. •4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 6, and Simi Valley at 4:00 pm at Rancho Simi […]

Where have all the coaches gone?

I’ve been coaching youth sports for several years. The fantastic programs like WAGS, AYSO, and AYBA have dedicated boards of directors who are both women and men. I’ve often wondered, though, where are the women head coaches? Out of 20 girls’ U12 soccer teams in Region 4 this year, there are no female head coaches. I don’t think anyone can […]

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 […]

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