Oak Park district not playing fair

I have a new neighbor who just moved in. She was told her fifth-grader could attend Red Oak Elementary but there was no room for her kindergartner. One of the main reasons she moved into Oak Park was because of our good schools. She will pay very high property taxes due to all the school bonds in Oak Park— out- […]

‘Tis the season for blue whale sightings

Blue whale season in California is underway. Whether you’ve never been aboard a whale watching vessel, or have spotted almost every cetacean species that makes its way through our waters, don’t miss this year’s opportunity to see the largest animal to ever inhabit the Earth. Blue whales, once near extinction, have rebounded in numbers, thanks to strict international regulations on […]

‘Rapturous rendition’ of classic tale

Play review “Peter Pan”

When Jackie Nicole dons her green tunic to play Peter Pan, she finds herself the latest in a long line of performers to play the role since “Peter Pan” made its debut as a stageplay more than a century ago. James Barrie’s 1904 tale about the boy from Neverland who refuses to grow up was the subject of three prior […]

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold Fans cheer on the US Men’s Olympic Water Polo team as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic games. Under the leadership of USA Water Polo Head Coach Terry Schroeder, the team held its fi nal stateside practice at the Oaks Christian School aquatic center.

Honoring one of their own

Dogs learn new, life-saving trick

Registration is underway for the Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs hosted by Mountains Restoration Trust on Sun., Aug. 26 at Malibu Creek State Park, Tapia Park Unit, 884 N. Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The clinic is conducted in a safe, humane and controlled environment. The one-on-one training process is repeated several times to ensure that the dog understands the […]


THURS., JULY 19 ‘A Star-Spangled Day’ 1 p.m. at Mrs. Figs’ Bookworm, 93 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo. Alphabet Soup Puppeteers present patriotic puppet play. Kids can create original drama and take a puppet home. Free. RSVP. Phone: 805.482.1384. ‘The Voice Behind Scarlett O’Hara’ 1:30 p.m. at Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road. Martha Miller portrays Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone […]

Activist seeks to bring back Amgen tour

A local open spaces activist is vying to bring the Amgen bike tour back to the Conejo Valley, saying the race could boost local tourism and help to save remaining wild lands in the Santa Monica Mountains. At a recent council meeting in Agoura Hills, Mary Wiesbrock, Chair of Save Open Space (SOS), an organization dedicated to the conservation of […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole $180 worth of alcoholic beverages from the Ralphs supermarket in the 5700 block of Kanan Road July 2. A burglar stole a $200 purse containing two rings worth $400, a $ 250 necklace, $ 250 pair of eyeglasses as well as a driver’s license and bank cards from a car parked near Las Virgenes Road […]

Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL—Rosie is a 10-yearold pitt bull mix. Rosie is curious, engaging, playful and loves belly rubs. Rosie has some arthritis in her knees, but other than that she has been given a clean bill of health. If you would like to adopt Rosie, ask for ID # A4458264 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have […]

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