Quiet Oak Park concerned about new pump station

Plant will ensure water safety, officials say

Calleguas Water District hopes to receive permission soon to build a new pumping station on Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District—which owns an open space meadow just north of Yerba Buena Elementary School where the station will be built—is expected to give final approval to the project on July 19. The $15-million pump station will connect […]

Grand Prix cyclists beat the heat

COOL RUNNINGS—Above, Thurlow Rogers trains a firehose on cyclists racing in 106-degree temperatures at the Thousand Oaks Grand Prix, held in Newbury Park on July 7 and 8. Rogers, of Mira Mesa, is a retired professional cyclist who now races for the Davis Phinney Foundation Masters team. Here, he cools off the Pro/Category 1-2field, in a race won by Ama […]

Upgraded Westlake home on private cul-de-sac lot

Master suite balcony has pool view

This upgraded Westlake home features four bedrooms and three baths and is approximately 2,500 square feet. The living room has a fireplace, plantation shutters and vaulted ceiling. The formal dining room opens to the backyard and pool. The sunny kitchen has upgraded appliances, cabinets, tile floor and a family eating area. The family room with a fireplace adjoins the kitchen […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks

College Standouts

Kyle Dumpel of Oak Park, an Agoura High School graduate, made the spring dean’s list with a 4.0 grade average at Boise State University in Boise, ID. Garrett Schwartz of Agoura Hills and David Hsu of Oak Park made the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota/Twins Cities. The following students made the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: […]

Spejcher pleads not guilty in stabbing death of her boyfriend

The attorney for Thousand Oaks murder suspect Bryn Spejcher is asking that his client be allowed to continue practicing audiology. Damon Jenkins of the Ventura County public defender’s office appeared in court with the accused doctor last Friday as the 27-year-old entered a plea of not guilty to one count of first-degree murder in the death of Chad O’Melia, 26. […]

John Lee Spence, III

John Lee Spence III, husband, father, and grandfather past away May 23, 2018. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, John became a Californian while pursuing his dream of working in radio and television. To make this dream a reality, he attended USC where he completed his undergraduate degree in 1951 concluding his graduate studies in 1955. John was a loyal […]

Three smart and savvy tips for homebuyers

COMMENTARY /// Real-estate know-how

You don’t pay the real estate agent’s commission as the buyer. Many first-time buyers wonder, “Do you have to pay a real estate agent if you are buying a home?” For some, there is no more water in the well after they have been saving as much for a down payment as possible. The truth is, a homebuyer does not […]

Rabbi returns to lead congregation

After a three-year absence, Rabbi Barry Diamond returned this week to lead Temple Adat Elohim, a Reform Jewish congregation in Thousand Oaks. “With a wealth of experience as both a rabbi and a teacher, Diamond possesses a contagious passion for inspiring each congregant’s connection with the Jewish community,” said a press release announcing his return. Diamond seesk to strengthen TAE’s […]

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