2015-06-11 E-Edition

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Oak Park man arrested for indecent exposure

A 64-year-old Oak Park man was arrested June 7 for allegedly exposing himself in public. Howard Ammerman reportedly exposed his genitalia to three young teens who were riding their bikes at Medea Creek Park last Sunday afternoon. One of the victims also identified Ammerman as the person who pulled his pants down and exposed himself at the same location at […]

End of oil spill proclaimed

The command group responsible for cleaning up the May 19 Refugio oil spill says no petroleum has been found in the affected ocean areas area since June 3. Eight vessels will remain on the water to monitor for oil and will do so until all cleanup operations are finished, officials said. More than 14,200 gallons of oily water mix has […]

What mobile homes used to look like?

Faith in our special needs children

Children with special needs have often been excluded from receiving the Catholic sacraments of reconciliation, Holy Communion and confirmation. Priests have been wary of starting programs in the past because if a child is autistic and non-verbal, the demonstration of a readiness to receive the sacraments appears next to impossible. But two local women thought differently and started programs for […]

The Art of Being

“All blame is a waste of time. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you […]

Mae Boyer expansion comes under question

Residents worry about parking lot and removal of trees

A proposal to double the size of the 50-year-old community center at Oak Park’s Mae Boyar Park came under fire recently when some residents expressed concern about the removal of trees next to the building in order to build a new parking lot. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is considering a proposal to build a new 4,000-square-foot recreation […]

Memorial planned for local homeless woman

Homeless Jenny has not been forgotten. Plans for a public memorial for June Don, known to locals and friends as Jenny, are still underway—they’ve just been delayed until June 21. Don, who for three decades roamed the area from Agoura Hills to Newbury Park and often called a bench near Gelson’s in Thousand Oaks home, died in February from complications […]

Flying Squirrel

Getting to LAX

With Memorial Day behind us, kids ending the school year and temperatures on the upswing, one fact is burning through our traditional “June gloom:” Summer will soon be here, and with it summer vacations. If you have a trip planned for June, July or August, chances are you’re flying. If so, once you’ve booked your trip and your bags are […]

At The Library

The Oak Park Library will host special programs for the summer reading program, “Read to the Rhythm” at the library, 899 N. Kanan Road. Mondays: Family game nights from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Grand events by guest performers at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Wii Wednesday (subject to availability) from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays: Early literacy workshops (formerly Storytime) at […]