2014-10-09 E-Edition

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A near miss

I’d like to share with you a real-life, harrowing tale. Last week, I was standing in my backyard. I heard a thunderous bang on the hilltop above. I looked up to see a 40-foot, 36-inch diameter steel and concrete pipe barreling down the hill toward me. Within seconds, it sped down the hill, across the access road, and hit an […]


As an Oak Park pioneer, I follow the activities of the community daily, mostly through the website Oak Park Now.com, edited by Derek Ross. Derek is an example of the best in the community. He has volunteered to serve on several Oak Park panels, chaired the Municipal Advisory Council, and his work on the website is also totally volunteer. He […]

Tech fest to host NASA speaker

Displays from robotics and scientific groups

The Oak Park Library and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, CSUN chapter, will present the second annual Tech Fest from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 11 in the parking lot in front of the library on the Oak Park High School campus, 899 N. Kanan Road. Dr. James Lux of JPL/NASA will speak on “FINDER—Using deep space communication […]

Family Men

Flea and tick killer I’m afraid to talk back to Siri, the iPhone’s intelligent personal assistant, for fear she’ll give my phone a virus. I play it safe, follow the rules, never putting weird things like pineapple on my pizza. So the other afternoon before going to work, I applied that monthly flea and tick treatment to my pet beagle. […]

Marmonte League standings

League OverallMoorpark 0-0-0 4-2-0Westlake 0-0-0 3-2-0Oaks 0-0-0 3-3-0St. Bonnie 0-0-0 3-3-0

Play examines healthy eating

The Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players will present “Farmageddon and the Undercover Crop” at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 11 and 18 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Written and directed by Victoria Sayeg, the play has a cast of actors age 7 to 14. “Farmageddon and the Undercover Crop” uses humor […]

No on Steinhardt

Here are some of the statements during water board meetings by Barry Steinhardt: “I need to use my cellphone during LVMWD board meetings. I sometimes have to conduct my business from here.” (June 24, 2014) “I need an extra day’s per diem to travel to Claremont.” “I didn’t have time to read the materials for this meeting. I was busy.” […]


Derek Ross is an outstanding choice for the Oak Park School District Board of Education. Derek has been a tireless community service volunteer for Oak Park. He has served on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, the Oak Park Recreation and Parks District Committee, and founded the Oak Park Now community newspaper. Derek is also a leader in our business […]

Jumping ahead of the competition

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