2016-03-17 E-Edition

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Oak Park town hall meeting sparks debate over park acquisition

A recently completed Rim of the Valley study by the National Park Service that recommends adding 170,000 acres to the Santa Monica National Recreation Area triggered angst among some of the residents who attended a March 9 town hall meeting in Oak Park. The meeting hosted by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Los Angeles), park service superintendent […]

Award for fairgrounds director

Shanté Morgan-Durisseau, Ventura County Fairgrounds director, was honored for her work in civic engagement at Cal State Channel Islands’ fourth annual African American Achievement Awards Luncheon recently. She was one of seven honorees at the event. The awards ceremony, hosted by the university’s Intercultural Services, recognized individuals who have made a substantial difference in their respective fields and have worked […]

Rides, games and the Easter Bunny

The second annual Spring Carnival is coming Easter weekend, March 25 to 27, to the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Hours are from 3 to 9 p.m. Fri., March 25; from noon to 9 p.m. Sat., March 26, and from noon to 7 p.m. Sun., March 27. The carnival will feature 15 rides including kiddie rides, games […]

Carnival for Purim

Temple Etz Chaim invites the community to its annual Purim Carnival from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sun., March 20 in the temple’s main parking lot and social hall, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The Temple Etz Chaim Youth Department will host a day of food, activities and games with live music by Checkone2 Entertainment. Activities will include a […]


Dog park on residents’ wish list, but not City Council’s

When it comes to what they want to see in their city parks, Agoura Hills residents have spoken and say that a dog park tops their list. The dog park was one of many needs that were identified in a survey sent to city residents following a Park Needs Assessment Workshop in January. In addition to a dog park, residents […]

Oaks Christian freshman rubs elbows on his YouTube site

William Weinbach, 15, has found a creative way to meet his favorite athletes, actors and other noteworthy people in person and share his conversations with them online. The Oaks Christian School freshman interviews the celebs on his YouTube channel called “Twin Talk X2,” a site that is growing in popularity. The project started gaining momentum two years ago when William, […]

Springtime fun at the Leonis Adobe in Calabasas

Egg hunt, music and food Sat., March 19

Spring is in full bloom at the historical Leonis Adobe Museum in Old Town Calabasas. Between 1 and 4 p.m., Sat., March 19, the museum will host an Easter egg hunt and other family-friendly activities. The egg hunt will begin at 2 p.m. Visitors will also have opportunities to feed the ranch animals, which include 10 lambs born in the […]


Journey to Shushan Chabad of the Conejo will host Purim Live, an interactive Purim festival, at 7:30 p.m. Wed., March 23 at the Chabad Community Campus, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The festival will have a child and adult masquerade, fire show, barbecue dinner and Megillah (book of Esther) reading. In the all- new “ Journey Through Shushan,” guests will […]