2009-10-15

Western weekend slated



Western Heritage Weekend rides into town from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 17 and 18 at Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. The event will have stunt rope shows, music, cowboy poetry and an old-time medicine show. Admission is $10, which includes parking. Children under 2 are free. For more information, call (805) 529-3690.

Boutique provides funding for special needs program in T.O.



A support program for families with special needs children will soon be available in the Conejo Valley due to the support of the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club. The Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center, a division of the Tri-Counties Regional Center, will be housed in Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. The program currently has offices in […]

Sour grapes in Morrison Ranch



This is in response to your Oct. 8 reporting on Mr. Jan Gerstel’s grievances with the board of directors of the Morrison Ranch Estates Homeowners Association. It is very regrettable that Mr. Gerstel seeks revenge on the current board by an immature display of allegations and accusations that are misinformed and distorted. Frankly, his conduct is comparable to that of […]

2009 Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo winner!



TREE PEOPLE— Rachel Kraut, Cameron Lloyd, Cooper Coradeschi, Garrett Burns, Andrew Kraut, Cole Coradeschi, Nicholas Lloyd and Connor Burns climb an old oak tree and read their Acorn during a family campout at Lake Lopez in San Luis Opispo County. Their photo won this year’s $100 top prize. For second and third place and honorable mentions, please see page 30.

Las Virgenes School Board debate scheduled



A debate between candidates for the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 22 at the district office, 4111 N. Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The League of Women Voters and Westlake Revelations are hosting the candidates forum, which will be moderated by Neil Ticktin of Westlake Revelations. Board President Dave Moorman […]

Janss’ Haunted House scares up a good time



The Reign of Terror Haunted House will be at the Janss Marketplace 7 to 11 p.m. Thurs. through Sat., Oct. 22 to 24 and Oct. 29 to 31. The haunted house is celebrating its 10th year. The attraction began in Bruce Stanton’s Thousand Oaks front yard and has grown over the years. Last year it was presented at the Conejo […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest



Morrison apathy



As a Morrison Ranch homeowner, I appreciate your coverage of the current situation regarding the association’s board of directors. According to your article, the board members say they are entitled to compensation, even though the CC&Rs strictly prohibit it. Fontayne Holmes, the chair, said the policy of awarding themselves gift cards was started by a previous board, so does that […]

Oak Park water rates run higher

Blame placed on dwindling supply

Oak Park Water Service customers saw significant increases in their bills this month. The jump reflects an increase in the cost of water purchased from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which provides water to Oak Park via Calleguas Municipal Water District. The higher rates also are required to pay for maintenance and improvements to infrastructure, including construction of the […]

Chaparral, A.C. Stelle lead scores parade



Despite facing dwindling resources and ongoing budget cuts, students in the Las Virgenes Unified School District continue to excel academically, according to the results of the 2009 Academic Performance Index (API) released Sept. 15 by the California Department of Education. The API scores, which range from 200 to 1,000, are derived from standardized tests taken in the spring by students […]