2013-05-09 E-Edition

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Committee strives to maintain, enhance recreation offerings in Oak Park

Seven park and recreation enthusiasts in Oak Park are working to expand and programs and facilities for the residents of the community. Oak Park is served by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, which owns much of the open space and trails surrounding the community. Members of the Oak Park Recreation and Planning Committee meet quarterly to oversee local […]

Agoura cook is finalist for Strawberry Festival

Winona Krieger of Agoura Hills, with her recipe for strawberry brulee, is one of five finalists in the 30th Anniversary California Strawberry Festival Berry Blast Off Recipe Contest. The finalists prepared and presented their non-bake strawberry recipes for judges in a 60-minute timed challenge on May 7 at the Chef’s Kitchen, Courtyard by Marriott, Oxnard. The two finalists from this […]

Free class teaches diabetes management

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold a free diabetes classes at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. May 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The classes introduce information about Type 2 diabetes, especially the development of an individual care plan that includes diet, medication, exercise and blood sugar monitoring. New developments in diabetes and common […]

Solve murder mystery at the museum


Protected by the best

As giant flames from the Springs fire engulfed the hillsides from Newbury Park to Lake Sherwood last Thursday and Friday, forcing many local families to evacuate, there seemed little to no chance of our local cities escaping the blaze without losing a home—or several. But today, as the last remnants of the 24,000-acre blaze are being extinguished, the seemingly impossible […]

On the Trail

Confronting fire When I was a kindergartner growing up in the “concrete jungle” of New York City long ago, our neighbor’s house erupted in flames in the middle of a bitter winter’s night. My father had been the first one to smell smoke. While hustling us outside he kept banging on walls and yelling for Sal to “wake up and […]

Families bond through nature

House concert benefits inmates

Russ and Julie’s House Concerts in Oak Park will host a benefi t concert for Jail Guitar Doors USA featuring guitarist Wayne Kramer and L. A. Americana band, Jason Heath and the Greedy Souls, at 8 p.m. Sat., May 11. Th benefit concert will have a potluck dessert buffet as well as two full sets of music. In 2007, Billy […]

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