2016-08-11 E-Edition

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Bell rings early in Oak Park

District gets a jump on the new school year

Students went back to school in the Oak Park district on Tuesday, more than two weeks earlier than other school districts. The early start means the school year ends in May. The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education moved the calendar up last year to reduce student stress over the winter holiday and give teens more time to […]

Neighborhood Watch to meet

The Oak Park Bent Tree Neighborhood Watch will meet with Ventura County Sheriff Senior Dep. Paul Ferruzza from 7 to 9 p.m. Mon., Aug. 15 in room G9 by the library at Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road. Donations are requested for sign installation. For more information, call James Ebert at (805) 372-1749.

Conejo’s newest ART PIECE


Montecito growth Montecito Bank & Trust reported 13.6 percent year-over-year loan growth, ending the quarter at $752 million, company officials said. Total assets for the bank grew $71.5 million during the same 12-month period, closing at $1.3 billion. Total deposit growth was flat versus prior quarter and up 3.3 percent year over year, with a total of $1.1 billion. Year-to-date […]

Toilet to tap?

Unsavory name for a new project that has clear consumer benefit

Drought, and the increasingly strict controls placed on reclaimed water discharge, have local officials thinking outside the tank. The directors of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District—working as a joint powers authority—agreed Aug. 1 to investigate the possibility of building an advanced water treatment plant that would turn reclaimed sewer water into drinking water. The plant would […]

No need to ‘go to jail’ in this Oak Park-Opoly game

Custom-designed Monopoly board honors city’s 50th anniversary celebration

With Oak Park’s 50th anniversary celebration just a month away, residents eager to celebrate have the opportunity to preorder a custom-designed game that pays tribute to the history of Oak Park. Derek Ross, an Oak Park Unified School District board member and an organizer of the week-long anniversary bash that culminates Sept. 18 at Oak Canyon Community Park, said the […]

When a mission meets its future

Other Side of 50

Certain charitable organizations are even more vital today than they were 20 years ago. For example, brain disorder nonprofits like the Alzheimer’s Association or Autism Speaks are serving a much larger percentage of the population today than when they were founded. Whether the originators of these organizations were visionary or were simply responding to a need at the time, we’re […]


New stir in Old Agoura over apartment construction

Residents redouble efforts to save Chesebro Meadow

An apartment complex under construction at Chesebro and Palo Camado Canyon roads is raising new concerns about the future of Old Agoura and whether a coveted open space nearby called Chesebro Meadow might be next in the city’s development plans. The 18-unit Old Agoura Apartment project was denied by the city’s planning commission in 2012, but later approved by City […]