2011-09-15

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Westlake forum kicks o’ election season



Two incumbents and one challenger will vie for two open seats on the Westlake Village City Council in the November election. Mayor Ned Davis and Councilmember Philippa Klessig are defending against 35-year-old former council member Chris Mann.. On Mon. Oct. 3, the candidates will participate in a forum hosted by Westlake Revelations, the Oak Forest homeowners association, League of Women […]

Oak Park High students, community remember 9/11 victims



Oak Park High School set aside time this week to reflect on the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On Sept. 12, the school held a ceremony to honor the more than 3,000 people who lost their lives on that fateful day. Principal Kevin Buchanan spoke to students, administrators and special guests, including Chris and Miriam Wolverton whose son, […]

Historical society to train new docents for museum



The Conejo Valley Historical Society will host “A Day At the Museum,” an orientation day for new volunteers and docents, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 24 at the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Attendees will be introduced to the rich heritage of the area, from the Chumash to the present, and learn […]

Fireside concerts are a bargain




The best entertainment bargain in the Conejo Valley just might be the Fireside Concert series at the Borchard Community Center in Newbury Park, presented by Bob and Penny Kroll and sponsored by the Conejo Recreation and Park District. (Think open mike night in the Greenwich Village coffee houses of the 1960s.) Last Friday’s show opened with Melanie Devaney, an Iowaborn […]

Students honored for their hard work



Davis seeks return to City Council




Mayor Ned Davis, who was elected to the Westlake Village City Council in 2007, is seeking a second term in office to continue the work he started with his colleagues—bringing people together to maintain the quality of life that residents have come to appreciate. “I enjoy representing our residents with pride and admiration,” he said. Davis, 54, said his motto […]

Hidden Hills now a grand old city




Hidden Hills officials and residents are ready to celebrate a milestone. The gated city nestled between the western foothills of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County and the Ventura County line will commemorate 50 years of independence on Oct. 19. Hidden Hills is home to about 2,000 residents who still enjoy a country way of life that nearly […]

Republican primary candidate Newt Gingrich addresses Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park




Republican primary hopeful Newt Gingrich addressed supporters at Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park last week, just hours before participating in the GOP presidential primary debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. The former Speaker of the House’s one-hour speech at the church on Sept. 7 was followed by a short question-and-answer session with the mostly conservative, religious audience. The […]

Finalists for Arts Council awards



The Ventura County Arts Council recently announced the finalists who will be recognized at the Art Stars Awards Sunset Dinner Celebration on Wed., Sept. 21 at the Tower Club in Oxnard. The award recipients will be announced at the event. Nominations were made of individuals, organizations and foundations who have given generous amounts of time, talents or funding in support […]


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