Beardie bash

The Beardie Club will host its fall bounce from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Nov., 7 in Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. Cool drinks will be provided. Dogs will be able to play in the spacious dog park. Attendees should bring their own chairs. For information, call Louise Rishoff at (818) 667-1351 and RSVP to […]

Oak Park rates up too

Higher rates and supply restrictions based on parcel size have gone into effect for residents of Oak Park. The increase includes 3 percent higher tier 1 water rates, 8 percent higher tier 2 and 10 percent more for tier 3. Residents in apartments and condos receive 6 units, or 600 cubic feet, of water per month. There are 748 gallons […]

Says old Agoura is disingenuous

Recently Jess Thomas, president of the Old Agoura HOA, sent out a newsletter that accused certain members of the City Council of “showing little interest in their concerns,” specifically regarding Chesebro Meadows. I would like to remind Mr. Thomas and his board that those same council members voted to spend city funds to buy the 70-acre property in question and […]

The Singles Saga: Part lll

This is officially the final installment in a trilogy of columns I’ve lovingly dubbed “The Singles Saga.” The gist of the last one was a call to singles in readerland who are interested in a local mixer to make themselves known. So, folks, this is your final chance this year to step up to the plate and send emails to […]


THURS., NOV. 5 Brandeis National Committee Conejo Valley 1 p.m. at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Singer Saul H. Jacobs and pianist Bob Lipson perform music of Cole Porter. Admission: $20. RSVP required. Contact: Frona. Email: kidzathart@aol.com. VIP Shopping Event 5 to 9 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. Westlake Village […]

Pet of the Week

CURIOUS BUNNY—Russell is a male white and black rabbit about 1 year old. He is curious, sweet, and like to be held. If you would like to adopt Russell, ask for ID No. A4848936 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole $3,500 in cash and caused about $200 in damage at Brendan’s Irish Pub in the 30300 block of Canwood Street Oct. 23. A vandal caused $1,700 in damage to a trailer parked on Waring Drive Oct. 22. A burglar stole a $1,000 laptop computer, $580 cellphone and $900 necklace from a home on Passageway Place […]

Thoughts on eating meat

In “Where’s the Beef?” The Acorn criticizes some Oak Park schools for adopting Meatless Mondays, writing, “We think it’s disingenuous for the local school to say a healthy diet should exclude meat.” Wait—what? Who’s saying that? Oak Park Unified seems to be saying that reducing (not excluding) meat consumption is a worthwhile goal, an opinion shared by the Mayo Clinic, […]

Halloween magic for little ones

Lots of tricks and treats for all

The Mediterranean diet— with a twist

If you want to take a trip to the Mediterranean but time and obligations won’t allow it, you can experience the wonderful, exotic tastes and amazing, beautiful atmosphere of Jordan in Thousand Oaks at Petra Mediterranean Cuisine. Nestled in the northeast corner of the Paseo Marketplace on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, the building’s exterior belies the grand interior of the restaurant […]

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