Oak Park water rates become open spigot

A near 50 percent hike this year alone

This January Oak Park Water Service customers will pay an additional 22 percent for water. That’s on top of a 27 percent increase imposed in September. Water officials are defending the repeated rate hikes and say they will help finance the new $8 million Oak Park water tank that will begin work in the spring, build Oak Park Water’s reserves […]

New dog park a treat for Oak Park

The Oak Canyon Community Dog Park where canines can run and play is moving forward at a brisk pace. During its Dec. 3 meeting the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Board awarded a $71,000 contract for the fencing and concrete ditch construction at the new Oak Park facility. A Simi Valley construction company earned the contract, chosen from seven […]

Shopping for jammies

HOW’S THIS LOOK?— Evan Einbund, 6, a Westlake Hills Elementary School kindergarten student, shops for pajamas with his mom Wendy during the Oak Park High School boys’ basketball team holiday boutique fundraiser at the Oak Park Community Center on Dec. 2 in Oak Park.

Good Samaritan

I would like to take the opportunity to give a giant thank you to the lady who turned in my purse on Thurs., Dec. 3 at about 2:30 p.m. at Sharkey’s in Westlake Village. I don’t know who you are, but when I realized what I had done about 3:30 p.m., I ran back over to that location. I was told by […]

A birthday party at the Community Center

THE SPIRIT OF COOPERATION— Right, Chandra Gero dances with friend and Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center charter member Donna McKee (wearing scarf) during the facility’s 10th anniversary celebration last weekend. The building on Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas opened on Dec. 11, 1999 and has a membership today that has grown to 1,400. The Community Center is run by a joint […]

Caretaker robs Calabasas home

Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station arrested two people Dec. 4 on charges of stealing from a 91-year-old local resident.. Buena Park residents Kauzak Tugung, 51, and Evelyn Cubillas, 63, allegedly conspired to steal bank funds and jewelry from the Calabasas home of a 91-year-old man where Tugung worked as a caretaker. Tugung worked in the man’s home for […]

Call for high school jazz musicians

The Ventura Music Festival is sponsoring the third annual Student Jazz Competition, open to all high school students in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties. The contest winner will play with Latin-jazz percussionist Pete Escovedo when the musician and his ensemble perform at Ventura High School Theatre on Feb. 13. The judges will pick five finalists from submitted CDs. […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Time for parents to take charge

Cyber bulling and too much tech freedom for our kids—I believe this is directly responsible for the attacks at A.E. Wright Middle School. As a parent who believes in parenting and being responsible for providing my middle school student with regulations concerning the Internet, texting and phones with Internet access (he doesn’t have a cellphone), violent video games and absolutely […]

Bad kid, bad parenting

My wife and I were at the park with our 6-year-old son and saw a little boy wash his friend’s face with a mouthful of juice. Bad kid, bad parenting. While at the mall, a little girl was screaming at her parents like she was challenging them to a death match—and winning. Bad kid, bad parenting. Our boy has been […]

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