Community enhancement grants available through Thousand Oaks

Total of $45,000 available to nonprofit groups

The city of Thousand Oaks Public Works Department is accepting applications for the 2009-2010 Community Enhancement Grant Program. The program provides grants for nonprofit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations, to raise funds to support group activities. In turn, the groups volunteer for a community beautification project, such as tree planting, mulching, weed abatement, litter collection, […]


THURS., OCT. 1 Santa Paula Rotary Pumpkin Patch 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Faulkner Farm, 14292 W. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula. Four weekends in October and Halloween. Pick pumpkins, giant sunflowers, hayrides, farm animals, pony rides, mini train rides, country store, entertainment. Locally grown corn on the cob, tri-tip, country chicken sandwiches, fresh baked pies, caramel apples, lemonade. Admission […]

Last week’s top performers

Westlake offensive line: The Warriors’ playmakers have been on fire, and much of their success goes to the big fellas in the trenches. In crushing Hart, WHS rolled up 409 yards of offense. Kyle Zion, QB, Calabasas: During CHS’ loss at Channel Islands, Zion completed 21-of-32 passes for 206 yards and three TDs. Stephan Yang, WR, Agoura: The junior wideout […]

Vote for Stein

In regards to the upcoming Nov. 3 election for the LVUSD School Board, here is my “in six words” essay: Leslie Stein. Best candidate. Smart vote. James E. Rosenberg Westlake Village

Strawberry Fest seeks poster entries for 2010

The 27th annual California Strawberry Festival seeks submissions for the 2010 official poster contest with $2,000 awarded to the winner. The entry deadline is Jan. 4, 2010. The poster will be utilized in marketing and advertising, and also printed on collectible Tshirts and promotional items. The festival will be on May 15 and 16, 2010. The contest has no age […]

Oak Park teen chosen as diabetes foundation spokesperson

Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age four, Michelle Smolarski, now 15, wants to educate others about the disease. The Oak Park teen has been chosen as a spokesperson by the Los Angeles chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. “It’s such an important cause. A lot of people aren’t educated about diabetes,” said Michelle, an Oak Park High School […]

Gearing up for the Pumpkin Festival

SPEAKING OF AUTUMN— Surrounded by pumpkins and autumn-themed decorations, Spotlight the Arts representative Bradley Bobbs talks with Dilbeck Estates agent Terilyn Medrano at the Thursday night Calabasas Chamber of Commerce mixer at Acura 101 West. The mixer kicked off the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival, which is scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18.

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