Water fines could be imposed

Voluntary cutbacks not enough

Local water districts are considering tougher measures to convince the public that water conservation is vital in Southern California because of prolonged drought conditions and a court-ordered sanction that limits the amount of water flowing from Northern California to the south. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District implemented voluntary water conservation programs in January and mandatory measures in July, but […]

Stocking project sends cheer to the troops

Project Holiday Stocking will accept donations from Sat., Nov. 1 to Fri., Dec. 12. The project sends season’s greetings in the form of holiday stockings to American troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Stockings no longer than 20 inches in length can be dropped off at the following locations: Thousand Oaks: Courtesy Chevrolet, 3610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Westlake Village: Merrill […]

Choir members will sing a regional chorus

HARMONY—Ten Oak Park High School choir students have been chosen for Regional Honors Choir from the 600 students in Southern California who auditioned. The choir will perform on a weekend in November. Back row, from left: Kerry Anderson, Jared Brown, Scott Compton, Alexandra Corley, Francesca Corley and Breanne Eilerman. Front row: Callie Hughes, Laura Miller, Michael Potter, Arya Roshanian.

No-body has it better!

“Acceptance is the act of embracing what life presents to you with a good attitude. Our bodies are among the most willing and wise teachers of this lesson. Unless you spend a large percentage of your time engaged in out-of-body experiences, your body shows up wherever you are. It can be an everpresent benevolent guide or a lifelong cross to […]

Oak Park needs Measure R

Our schools continue to demonstrate excellence in education within the classrooms by the administration and faculty commitment and dedication. Unfortunately the years have taken a toll on the physical facilities at each of the schools and there is significant deferred maintenance which must be addressed and repaired in order for the excellence to continue within the walls of the classrooms. […]

Weekend event brings a record turnout at De Anza Park

Some 30,000 people know what makes Calabasas great. Pumpkins. The record crowd came to Juan Bautista De Anza Park on Oct. 18 and 19 for the city’s popular Pumpkin Festival, an event that was cut short last year at this time due to the Malibu fires. With perfect conditions this year the families came out in droves and enjoyed a […]

For the love of the lion

The Nature of Wildworks director Mollie Hogan has published “Phoenix the Mountain Lion Gets a Job.” Author Rennie Chamberlain based the book on conversations with Hogan, who tells the story of how she started the Nature of Wildworks when circumstances threatened to separate her from Phoenix, a mountain lion cub she’d raised. Teryl Matkins provided the photographs and artwork. All […]

Many Mansions hosts Bowls of Hope

Many Mansions will host the Bowls of Hope Project from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 2 at Calamigos Ranch, 327 S. Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu. The project is designed to spread awareness about the homeless, the need for affordable housing and the services that Many Mansions provides. Each guest will select a bowl and proceed through a soup […]

People put faith to work in gardens

At Episcopal parishes around the country, increasing numbers of volunteers are putting their faith to work with hoes and trowels, drip systems and harvesting baskets. Community gardens are producing fresh, local vegetables for gardeners and food pantries, stewarding land and biological diversity, and connecting people across cultures and generations. Our Saviour Community Garden in Dallas, Texas is “Plotting Against Hunger” […]

Measure R repeats past failures

Oak Park Superintendent Tony Knight has lost two bond measures in a row, and is on track to lose a third. The reason is credibility. His board members were told there was a credibility issue after the last failure and have done nothing about it. The campaign signs always lie: the current sign says "Repair Oak Park Schools." Who in […]

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