Two Oak Park schools earn Distinguished honors

Oak Park High and Medea Creek Middle schools were notified by state Superintendent Jack O’Connell last week that they’ve been named 2009 California Distinguished Schools. Schools must go through a rigorous application process that includes site visits by a judging committee. It’s is the third time Oak Park High has earned the honor and the fifth time Medea Creek has […]

Nonprofit group provides valuable experience for young musicians

They may be young, but when the music students step onstage to join the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic in concert, they play their instruments like the professionals who surrounded them. About 150 students have participated since the Philharmonic was formed in 2000. It was started by Thousand Oaks piano teacher Edward Francis, who wanted to provide young musicians the opportunity to […]

Jewelry sales benefit Alzheimer’s group

At Agoura Hills Senior Retreat, one wouldn’t know a recession was going on. The staff and residents often indulge in jewelry purchases from “The Jewelry Ladies,” a traveling bazaar set up in the retreat’s dining room. Last year the jewelry-buying soirées have raised more than $1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association, providing charitable support to the organization. “Our residents, their families […]

Youth wrestlers from Westlake excel at meet

The following members of the Westlake Youth Wrestling club posted top results during the TriCounty Wrestling Association Tournament at Thousand Oaks High: Jacob Orsay finished first in the 77pound, 12andunder division. Aiyanna Pillado was second in the 60pound, 8andunder division. Michael Zone finished in second place during the 85-pound, 10-and-under competition.

Tigers win Triple Crown

Rancho Serrano Townhomes In Thousand Oaks Now Available

Rancho Serrano Townhomes in Thousand Oaks is open for sales, built by Southern California multiresidential boutique developer Double R Real Estate Associates LLC. Prospective home owners are welcomed to visit the newly constructed Spanish Mission town home urban village in the heart of Thousand Oaks on Rancho Road and East Hillcrest Drive. Rancho Serrano is the address for locals desiring […]

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As state and federal governments struggle with a sagging economy and declining revenues, the move to legalilze and tax marijuana is growing. An online poll at www.theacorn.com asks readers if they favor the legalization of pot for its possible tax benefits. The poll is running 12-1 in favor.

Calabasas Eggstravaganza is April 11

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department invites children ages 2 to 12 to participate in the annual Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., April 11 at Grape Arbor Park, corner of Canwood Street and Parkville Road. More than 2,500 eggs will be hidden. Participants must bring their own baskets. Egg hunts are scheduled by age: 10:15 […]

Calabasas resident joins board

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich recently appointed Alex Soteras to the Los Angeles County Water Appeals Board. A resident of Calabasas, Soteras is a director with the United Chambers of Commerce and the vice president of NAI Capital Commercial Real Estate. He has served as a trustee with the Los Angeles County Retirement Pension Fund, a board member […]

Agoura grad Wells to play at Northern Michigan

Eric Wells, a 2007 Agoura High graduate, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Northern Michigan University. Wells, a linebacker, played at College of the Canyons where he led the team in tackles and was a unanimous selection for All-State and All-America.