2009-01-01

Free concert for peace



Composer, jazz pianist and recording artist Louis Landon will present a free concert for peace at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 14 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. For nformation, call the center at (805) 4950105, ext. 3, email csl@cslwestlake.org or visit www.cslwestlake.org. For more about the artist, go to www.louislandon.com.

Features Two Patios



This home has views, spa, two covered patios and golf course access. There is a newer kitchen and baths. The house has an entertainment center and features lots of granite, travertine, rosewood and slate. For more information on this property, listed at $1,057,500, call Shirley Richards of Coldwell Banker Westlake Village at (805) 495-1048.

Sun sets on 2008



A BRIGHTER 2009?—Ben Balke of Oak Park took this photograph of a December sunset in Ventura County. It was shot with a Sony Cybershot 5.1 mega-pixel.

White Oak Elementary School students enjoy bedtime stories



ONCE UPON A TIME—White Oak Elementary School students join school librarian Mrs. Westernoff with their favorite bedtime books for a storytelling evening on Dec. 9Children wore their pajamas to the event and feasted on cookies and hot cocoa as school staff and alumni read entertaining stories.

We’re getting a new year



Everyone’s talking about the brand-new year that just came out. And most everyone I know lined up for weeks to get it upon arrival on Jan. 1. I love getting something new as much as the next person, but getting something new is a big deal to me, and it requires lots of thought and consideration. Last week, my wife […]

Grazing into the future for a new park



Goats and sheep will play a role in helping Westlake Village and the Triunfo YMCA get started on their new 30-acre park. On Dec. 10, the City Council voted 31 to approve an agreement with the California Department of Fish and Game for preliminary site clearing of the proposed Westlake Village Community Park. Planned for the north side of Thousand […]

Robotics team to compete internationally



Viewpoint School qualified for the World VEX Robotics Competition scheduled for April This is the first year Viewpoint’s Engineering and Robotics Team has entered the robot-building competition. More than 1,000 teams in 13 countries are participating in qualifying tournaments that will send 200 teams to the championship round in Dallas, Texas. “They actually built two different robots to see which […]

Strawberry Festival appoints new director



The all-volunteer executive board of the California Strawberry Festival recently appointed Patrick Mullin to serve as interim volunteer festival director for the 2009 festival. After leaving his position as general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Oxnard, Mullin will begin serving as festival director in January, following the departure of Bonnie Weigel, who recently joined FOOD Share as […]

Community center director reaches out to residents



From the outside the Oak Park Community Center may look quiet, but there is a tremendous amount of activity and energy inside. Fifty different programs and classes as diverse as exercise, writing, and arts and crafts are offered for all ages, tots to seniors. January will see the premiere of a new power yoga class and the expansion of a […]

Oak Park High School golfers selling tournament tickets

Price is half-off for February event

The Oak Park High School Golf Program is selling daily grounds tickets to the Northern Trust Open for half-price at $15 each. The tickets can be used for any day of the tournament, which runs from Mon., Feb. 16 to Sun., Feb. 22. Tickets can be purchased online using a credit card or by PayPal at the team’s website, www.oakparkgolf.org. […]


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