2014-04-17 E-Edition

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Renovation handled poorly

During my daily excursions to the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks, I discovered the most naturally beautiful shopping center on the corner of Agoura Road and Westlake Boulevard. I have never found anything like it anywhere else. The trees look as though they have grown in perfect positions in some cases, just so people can take a deep breath. I’m […]

Class teaches dogs to avoid rattlesnakes

Mountains Restoration Trust is taking reservations for the 2014 Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs. The clinic dates are: Sat. and Sun., April 19 and 20 at Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas; and Sat. as well as Sun., May 17 and 18 and Wed., June 21 at the Calabasas Bark Park, 4232 Las Virgenes Road. The one-on-one […]

Young artists vie for awards and recognition at Reyes Adobe show

The young and the artistic were recognized last week at the historic Reyes Adobe in Agoura Hills. The 2014 Student Awards Show on April 11 was sponsored by the Westlake Village Art Guild and hosted by the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council. The juried show featured 79 pieces of art created by 55 juniors and seniors from Oak Park, Agoura, […]

CLU scholars

The eighth annual Festival of Scholars at California Lutheran University will showcase a range of work by undergraduate and graduate students from Mon., April 28 through Sat., May 3 at the Thousand Oaks campus. The scholarly work includes a variety of research, creative work and the application of theory to real-life situations. Faculty members will present summaries of recent sabbatical […]

Doctor says he’s not guilty

Dr. Terry Stanger, a 67-yearold Agoura Hills resident who has been charged with more than a dozen felonies related to money laundering and the overprescribing and selling of controlled substances, pleaded not guilty on all counts during his arraignment in a Ventura County courtroom April 15. An arraignment is a formal reading of criminal charges in the presence of a […]

Blooms and buds on display in annual garden tour fundraiser

The Westlake Village Garden Club will host its 41st annual Garden Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., May 4, featuring five gardens in Westlake Village, Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks. The gardens offer variety in size, style and plant materials. Several have views. One home will host a special garden-themed boutique plus exhibits on drought-tolerant plants along with […]

Yummy fundraiser to benefit park lands

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund and Sprinkles Cupcakes in Thousand Oaks have teamed up for Earth Day to raise money supporting public park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains. Proceeds from all Earth Day cupcakes purchased between April 21 and 25 from the Sprinkles Cupcake store at the Westlake Promenade will go to the Santa Monica Mountains Fund, the nonprofit […]

Surf’s up for high school athletes

Team performs well in league and at state

One group of Oak Park and Oak View high school students knows that education takes place outside the classroom, too. These students belong to a surfing club and they recently competed in the fun waves at Oceanside Beach in San Diego County on April 6 and 7. The Oak Park High School Surf Team belongs to the Scholastic Surf Series […]

City says OK to tennis academy

The Calabasas City Council approved a new professional services agreement with Top Seed Tennis Academy at a meeting on April 9. The agreement covers the operation and development of tennis programs at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Purchased by the city in 1994, the the center includes a playground, saunas, snack bar, adult lap pool, children’s training pool, 16 […]