2014-11-26

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New survey highlights kids at risk




During last month’s meeting, Oak Park school board members were shocked to learn how many students in the district have seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months. According to a Healthy Kids Survey administered earlier this year, 17 percent of ninth-graders and 21 percent of 11th-graders at Oak Park High School reported that they’d seriously considered attempting suicide over […]

Car show drives program for kids

Ferraris, Porsches, muscle cars and TV/movie autos on display


Dustin Troyan—Dusty to his friends—had what he calls wacky idea 11 years ago. He had already organized a small car show in the parking lot of his coffee shop, the Village Coffee Roaster in Woodland Hills. That year he asked everyone attending to bring a toy to donate to charity. After four hours, the show managed to collect 2,300 toys. […]

Auditions for ‘Iolanthe’ show



Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will hold auditions for the spring show, “Iolanthe, or the Peri and the Peer,” from 2 to 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 30 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. In the story, the fairies face off with the Lord Chancellor and the House of Peers over lovers […]

New home for active adults



Bike donation will help student in college

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On the Trail

Pilgrims thankful to land on Derry Avenue

We took a wrong turn in Agoura Hills the other day that turned out so right it led to a delightful tour of discovery. The wrong turn was initiated by my dog, who, for purposes known only to him, decided to venture onto the pedestrian overpass at the juncture of Roadside Drive and Lewis Road. The overpass deposited us on […]

Local author on ‘Magi’ musical



The Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks will present “Gift of the Magi: The Musical” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Dec. 5 through 21 at 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. The musical adaptation of the short story by author O. Henry has an original score by recording artist Beverly Bremers and book by […]

Boxing club reaches out for memberships



TITLE Boxing Club at 1714 Newbury Road in Newbury Park said it is offering one-year memberships for no money down and no monthly payments until January. The offer is available only from Nov. 28 through 30. The club offers total body boxing and kickboxing workouts which can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour for men and women of […]

Applicants sought for Oak Park MAC




Ventura County is looking for a replacement member to serve on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, the community’s governing body. Current MAC member Mike Green was expected to make the Tues., Nov. 25 meeting his last. Green, who earlier announced his retirement from the MAC, served on the council for eight years. He said it’s time to step down […]


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