2011-06-30 E-Edition

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Westlake Village officials cut costs by reducing public transit options

City spends $370,000 a year on transportation for its residents

Westlake Village residents will have to pay more to catch a lift on city-sponsored school buses and Dial-A-Ride taxis in coming months. The last fare increase was in 2005. In addition to raising fares and for buses and modifying the Dial-A-Ride program, the City Council voted 4-0 on June 8 to consolidate school bus routes and to eliminate a subsidy […]

Time for firework fun, but only in designated places

Bright colors will light up the night sky on July 4, but the fire department is reminding the community to keep their hands off the explosive devices that ignite the popular displays. Fireworks are illegal in Camarillo, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas and in unincorporated Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Possession or use of fireworks […]

Chumash Museum presents summer events for children

The Chumash Summer S.H.A.R.E. two-day Eco-Earth Enrichment workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the Oakbrook Chumash Museum, 3290 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks. S.H.A.R.E. stands for science, health, activities, respect and environment. Children ages 7 to 9 will meet Tues. and Thurs., July 12 and 14 or July 26 and 28. Children ages […]

Ditch workout, join party

The Agoura Hills Recreation Center will host its fourth Zumba party on Fri., July 8. Zumba guru Rachel Moreno will lead a two-hour party of highenergy dancing to Latin rhythms. She will enhance the calorieburning routines by teaching new dance moves and giving away prizes throughout the session. According to Jacob Broyles, community services director, Zumba party participants will have […]

WAGS crew claims third tourney title

Economy’s long and winding road leads to Westlake Village

Despite its recent failure to build the YMCA sports park at Thousand Oaks and Lindero Canyon boulevards in a timely manner—leaving residents looking day after day at a denuded hillside where the construction has stalled—the City of Westlake Village has a chance to redeem itself by approving a new development that’s recently entered the pipeline. Builder Dan Selleck has come […]

Where to watch the professionals

Thousand Oaks The Conejo Recreation and Park District and City of Thousand Oaks will present the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts. Best spots to watch are The Oaks mall and Janss Marketplace parking lots. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. For more information, call CRPD at (805) 381-1247. The Janss Marketplace will host […]

Park service offers fun-filled July

The National Park Service will present the following outdoor activities in July in the Santa Monica Mountains. All events are suitable for families. Parking and admission is free for all events except where noted. For more information and driving directions, call the National Park Service Visitor Center at (805) 370-2301 or visit www.nps. gov/samo. Ted Garcia, chief of the Southern […]

Love of learning will set applicants apart

“How will you benefit from attending our college? What will you contribute to our college?” While colleges may not ask these questions outright, if you have answered them in your applications, you will be setting yourself apart from other applicants and making a persuasive case for your admission. Students sometimes lose sight of the fact that colleges are academic institutions […]

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