Painting the town

SIDEWALK SKETCHES—Oak Park residents Adam Kline and daughter Goldie, 9, a secondgrader at Willow Elementary School, stop to observe artist Amy Burkman create a chalk mural of the Promenade fountain during Sunny Day at the Promenade in Westlake Village on Oct. 12.

Local Business Profiles

The Best Holiday Store Ever intends to live up to its name. The Thousand Oaks store is one-stop shop for Halloween and Christmas needs. The store, which is owned by 23-year-old Tiana Scharf, offers many unique, one-of-a-kind decorations, such as $5 tombstones, 20-foot hanging props, $3 ornaments and life-size nativity scenes. Services include face painting and special effects latex prosthetics […]

Spadea claims Challenger title

In what may go down as the first victory moonwalk dance in Challenger history, rapping tennis player Vincent Spadea made his way to the net just that way after the final point of his 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over unseeded Sam Warburg on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz of Calabasas USTA $50,000 Pro Challenger at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. […]

Beach Girlz at The Canyon

Pop singer Mandy Jiroux and her group Beach Girlz will have their first live performance from 7 to 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 8 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Jiroux appeared on the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in a dance battle with pop singer Miley Cyrus. The Beach Girlz is a five-girl group whose music is described […]

Sigi Ulbrich and Pam Moran

Sigi Ulbrich and Pam Moran were awarded Top Producer in June 2008 for Prudential California Realty’s North Ranch/ Westlake Village office. This real estate team is perennially honored for their presence in the industry’s top 1 percent nationwide in earnings and they continue to lead their office with the highest sales volume. Ulbrich and Moran are sensitive to the fact […]

Distinguished Speaker Series to kick off Oct. 28

Line up has comedian, politicians

The Distinguished Speakers Series of Thousand Oaks has lined up an array of presenters for the upcoming 2008-2009 season, its eighth year at the Countrywide Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The season runs from October 2008 to May 2009. The series is sold only as a subscription package and it sells […]


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Lions in an unfamiliar role

Oaks Christian boys' water polo team still finding success despite this being a 'rebuilding year'

This season the Oaks Christian boys’ water polo team has played well enough to earn a 126 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the Tri-Valley League. The Lions are ranked 10th in the CIF-Southern Section Division IV coaches’ poll. Not too bad for a bunch of newcomers. Although the Lions are once again a force in the pool, first-year […]

Yes on Prop. 8: protect malefemale marriage

What’s a marriage? Until a few years ago, there wasn’t any question: It’s a man and a woman joined in a civil or religious ceremony recognized by the state. It’s always been that way. Opponents of Prop. 8 want to have it be something different. Why? What’s in a label? The only argument I’ve heard is that “loving couples should […]

Hundreds of volunteer teens assist local American Red Cross

Through the Youth Services Program, the American Red Cross of Ventura County leads a team of more than 300 young volunteers who do good works in their local communities. High school students have several programs including Safe Kids Day, where students undergo basic aid training; learning to teach children, ages 7 to 12, and fundamental safety skills. Youth teams conduct […]

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