Reach Out to Oak Park

The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Oak Park High School presentation room (G9) at 899 Kanan Road. MAC minutes and agendas can be found at the website www.countyofventura.org/bos/ dist2.asp. You can also e-mail Linda.Parks@ventura.org. The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meets in the high […]

Plan now for a 2009 wedding

The Bridal Premiere, a day of wedding exhibits and fashion shows, will be on Sun., Jan. 11 at the Hyatt Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and fashion shows will be at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 at www.bridalpremiere.com. Discount coupons, good for up […]

Carpenter promoted to chief deputy

Cmdr. Dennis Carpenter, acting chief of police of Thousand Oaks, will be appointed to chief deputy of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department effective Feb. 8. “Dennis has done a truly outstanding job as police chief over the past four years. He played a key role in implementing City Council’s strong commitment to public safety,” Thousand Oaks City Manager Scott Mitnick […]

The Movie Nut

Not a dog lover? Go away. Because “Marley & Me” is a shamelessly gratuitous dog lover’s film based on the bestseller from columnist John Grogan, who made a living regaling his Labrador retriever’s exploits as “the world’s worst dog.” An upfront confession: I reside with three golden retrievers, which qualifies me as a “dog person.” My youngest dog uses the […]

Apartment Community In Camarillo

Villas at the Park, a 58unit apartment community in Camarillo, is available for lease. The 10-building complex is part of the Village at the Park master planned community being constructed by McCook Development. “Villas at the Park emphasizes healthy lifestyles and a ‘live where you play’ philosophy,” said Pierre Tada, principal at Granite Peak Partners, Inc., a real estate investment […]

Street named for Cantina’s Bob McCord

IN MEMORY—El Canon Street in Old Town Calabasas is renamed after the late Bob McCord, longtime owner of the Sagebrush Cantina, in a ceremony Dec. 18 attended by Dennis Washburn, Calabasas City Council member; Carol Washburn, president and CEO of the Calabasas Chamber; Don Genaro, Sagebrush Cantina; Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Council member; Ray Phillips, president emeritus of the […]

Local Business Briefs

Owners arrive William and Ann Zucker recently took over as new owners of the Sylvan Learning Center in Westlake Village. Sylvan is a provider of live and online tutoring for students of all ages, grades and skill levels. Individual instruction is given in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and testprep for college entrance and exit exams. Ann Zucker previously managed […]

Your ‘self’ is watching

"Integrity simply means not violating one's own identity." —Erich Fromm

Late one night an old and very wise master teacher took his students into the village and said to them, “I am old and helpless and have no money. Go and follow people who are walking alone along the dark side streets and, when no one will see you, pull them into a dark corner and take their money. Do […]

‘Rashomon’ opens at Hillcrest Center

Gothic Productions ushers in the new year with its production of the drama “Rashomon,” the classic Japanese tale of crime and deceit. Performances will be Jan. 9 through 25 at the Theatre on the Hill/Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Based on […]

Parcel In Agoura Hills

A nearly half-acre flat parcel in Agoura Hills is surrounded by oaks and mountain views. The parcel is the site of a home that was ruined many years ago, but the concrete driveway and foundation are still intact. The retaining wall is in, and there is a water meter on site. The property has been surveyed and staked. Perk, topo […]