Oak Park

Success and tragedy marked the past year in Oak Park. Improvements to Oak Park schools got underway in 2009 as part of Measure R, the $29.4million bond measure passed by voters on the third try in November 2008. Gone are the potholes, cracks and rocky dirt that once marked the Oak Park High parking lot. The renovated lot now features […]

“Up in the Air”

George Clooney might just be Hollywood’s favorite weatherman and “Up in the Air ” his latest prediction of cultural precipitation: gloomy today, with a chance of emotional drizzle tomorrow, and clouds of despair possible for the foreseeable future. Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a “corporate downsizing specialist” who travels the Midwest, firing people from their jobs. He’s unmarried, blissful in his […]

Elks to show appreciation for police officers, firemen

The 33rd annual Law Enforcement and Firefighter Appreciation program will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 20 at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The program will include dinner for $12, which will be served at 7 p.m. Awards will be presented around 8 p.m. The Elks will honor law enforcement officers and […]

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

•Freshman Kellie Ryan of Agoura Hills made honor roll for the fall term at Oregon State University. Ryan earned better than a 3.5 grade point average and took at least a 12hour class load. •Colleen Murphy, a student at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks, received the St. Michael’s College Scholarship and Service Book Award. Colleen is the daughter […]

Westlake Village

Work began this year on the long-awaited city of Westlake Village and Triunfo YMCA mulimillion-dollar community sports park. In an unusual move that had residents scratching their heads, goats and sheep were brought in to help clear the 30-acre site. Grading and drainage work are continuing on the hillside along Thousand Oaks Boulevard across from La Baya Drive and are […]

Call for art show entries

The Thousand Oaks Art Association’s annual juried show will take place Feb. 2 through 27 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The show is open to all artists residing in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo and Orange counties. Images, entry form and fees must be received no later than Jan. 8. Prize […]

Chaparral students collect toys for local children

SELPA to offer surrogate parent training

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) will offer special education surrogate parent training from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 12 at Ventura County SELPA, Santa Paula Room, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. This workshop is for community members who are willing to serve as an educational surrogate for special education students whose parents have had their educational […]

Agoura Hills signs agreement to join Thousand Oaks Chamber

The city of Agoura Hills confirmed earlier reports that it is joining the Thousand Oaks/ Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce in a new partnership that goes into effect Jan. 1. Agoura Hills had a falling out with its own Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber more than five years ago and there were no signs that the cold relationship between […]

Pacific Festival Ballet wows with ‘Nutcraker’