In playoff softball on Thursday, Trabuco Hills ended the Oak Park Eagles season 4-3.
This essentially ends the local sports season for 2012-13. High school sports will return at the end of the summer. Oak Park Now will continue to monitor for any lingering scores or stories. Meanwhile, we congratulate all of the players, coaches, and supporting parents and friends on a great season! Have a superb summer.
OAK PARK RECREATION CENTER SPRING/SUMMER BROCHURE
PLEASE REMOVE ALL GARAGE SALE SIGNS
In an effort to keep our community clean, Oak Park Now wants to encourage all residents that host garage sales to remove the signs they distribute throughout the community upon completion of the sale. On any given weekend, garage sale signs are left lingering across the community without proper removal. Please also keep in mind that garage sale signs are not permitted in public roadway medians. Thank you for helping to keep our community looking pristine.
MY STREET IS DIRTY, WHEN DOES IT GET CLEANED?
Below you will find the 2013 Street Sweeping schedule for Oak Park.
To find out when your street gets cleaned, please click HERE
To purchase "Images of America - Oak Park", please click HERE
OAK PARK LIBRARY HOSTS EVENTS FOR KIDS
The Oak Park Library hosts two wonderful educational classes throughout the month to help stimulate the minds of young children. These events are FREE to the public and open to all ages. To learn more simply click on the events below.
Did you know that Oak Park High School has a surf team? Click above to learn more about it dude!
WHERE EXACTLY IS THE DOG PARK?
Oak Park now has received several emails asking for a map to access the dog park.
View a map to help you locate the Oak Canyon Dog Park by clicking HERE
OAK PARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TO RECEIVE 5-STAR GATE AWARD
Oak Park Now is pleased to announce that the Oak Park USD will be awarded the FIVE STAR GATE AWARD from the California Association for the Gifted. The GATE DAC (Gifted and Talented Education - District Advisory Council) decided to put forth an application for the award this fall. The lengthy application was followed up with a visit to all of the schools in the District on January 15. The award and banners for each school will be presented at the California Association for the Gifted Annual Conference on February 15. For more information about this organiazation, please click HERE
HOW DO I REPORT GRAFFITI IN OAK PARK?
If you happen to see any "tagging" or "graffiti" in or around Oak Park, please report the location to the Ventura County Sheriff´s Department by calling (805) 654-9511 so they can file a report and track it. If the graffiti appears to be gang-related, also report it to Ventura County Gang Hotline by calling (888) 58-GANGS.
CHECK OUT THE NEW TECHNOLOGY AT THE OAK PARK LIBRARY
Ventura County Library (VCL) is proud to announce the availability of Access Video On Demand, a comprehensive streaming video resource offering a broad variety of documentary, educational, cultural and instructional programming.
Access Video On Demand is available now! Access Video On Demand is available online from any computer with a broadband internet connection through the Ventura County eLibrary. Click HERE to check it out!
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SAY GOODBYE TO EL POLLO LOCO... STARBUCKS DRIVE THRU COMING TO OAK PARK
MONDAY (5/20) - TSD BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The next Triunfo Sanitation Board of Directors meeting will be on May 20th at 5:15pm. Meeting location is the Oak Park Library (film and lecture room)
To view the meeting agenda, please click HERE
TUESDAY (5/21) - OPUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
The next OPUSD Board of Education meeting will take place on May 21st at 6pm. Meeting location is Oak Park High School, Room G-9.
To view the meeting agenda, please click HERE
(5/27) - MEMORIAL DAY
Monday, May 27th, is Memorial Day, set aside to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
All Federal, State, County and City offices will be closed, along with all schools, courts, animal shelters, and libraries. There will be no mail delivery. Financial institutions, including banks, will also be closed. Most shopping centers will be open.
OAK PARK SPLASH PAD TO OPEN MEMORIAL DAY!
Get ready for the famous Oak Park Splash Pad to re-open this Memorial Day Weekend.
For more details about the splash pad, please click HERE
(5/28) - OAK PARK MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
The next Oak Park MAC meeting will be held on May 28th at 7pm. Meeting location is room G-9 at Oak Park High School. The public is encouraged to attend.
To view the upcoming meeting agenda, please click HERE
(5/29) - OAK PARK HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
Enjoy some wondeful music presented by the OPHS band and choir at the 2013 Spring Concert. This event will be held at the Oak Park High School Pavilion at 7pm. See you there!
(6/13) - OAK PARK HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
Congratulations to the class of 2013. Have a wonderful summer!
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REPORT DANGEROUS TEEN DRIVING
The Sheriff’s Teenage Traffic Offender Program (STTOP) wants you to be the eyes and ears of the community. If you witness a case of reckless driving, call STTOP at (818) 880- 5420 or click HERE to report an incident online.
OAK PARK CENSUS DATA
As a service to our readers and newsletter recipients, OAK PARK NOW is pleased to share this interesting information about our precious community, courtesy of Oak Park Pioneer David Ross.
We invite you to CLICK HERE and view this compilation of 2010 census data and some interesting comparisons with the 2000 census data. THANK YOU DAVID!
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
The Ventura County Department of Transportation has conducted a study and provided Oak Park Now with maps of all campuses and the safest routes for students to walk to and from school. We encourage students to walk to school to safely. Elementary children should never walk without an adult and secondary students should never walk alone. Walking to school provides so many benefits to health, for the environment, and for our traffic situation.
To view the the map with the safe routes, please click HERE
(Richard Smith & Kim Prillhart, Ventura County Planning Director, Photo Courtesy of Harry Medved)
OAK PARK PLANNER RICHARD W. SMITH HONORED BY VENTURA COUNTY
Ever wonder why Oak Park has so much open space?
You can thank Richard Warren Smith, PhD, an architect and planner who was hired to create the Oak Park Community Development Plan in the early 1970s. It was Smith’s concept to design “a natural parks system” that would be administered by Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District, in order to protect the open space from future development. He won the Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award in Urban Design – the Oscar of his field – for his Oak Park work.
Nearly forty years later, Smith received another honor for his work here. In late August 2012, the Board of Supervisors of Ventura County issued a resolution recognizing Smith for “his pioneering use of the concept of environmental suitability” and “for his outstanding contributions that benefit our community.” Planning Director Kim Prillhart presented the proclamation to Smith at the county government center during Smith’s presentation to planning staff.
Smith announced at the planning staff meeting that he is donating his project’s papers to the Oak Park Library Reference Desk so that future area residents can enjoy them. If you have any historical Oak Park photos or newspapers that you would also like to donate to the library’s History Archives, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN EVENING DISCUSSING MOVIES MADE IN OAK PARK
Dozens of Oak Park residents and visitors gathered in Oak Canyon Community Park's amphitheater to hear a film legend talk about historic films made in the community and to acquire signed copies of the new Arcadia publication, "OAK PARK".
The special guest of the evening, 97-year-old Norman Lloyd, was introduced by Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks. Parks surprised the four authors of the new book, OAK PARK, with Board certificates commending them on publication of the new book. Accepting were (l-r) Derek Ross, Harvey Kern, and Harry Medved. Co-author David E. Ross was away on vacation.
Before showing clips of famous films made in Oak Park and surroundings, Harry Medved led a fascinating discussion with Norman Lloyd, who also took questions from the audience.
The evening also featured a brief discussion of the Native American influence in the area, and Richard W. Smith--Oak Park Planner--outlined the planning process for Oak Park.
Proceeds from sales of the book benefited the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. Thanks to RSRPD staff for their assistance with this event.
(photos by Michael Paule and Harvey Kern)
HAVE YOU LICENSED YOUR DOG WITH THE COUNTY OF VENTURA?
Section 4411 states: "Every person who owns, harbors, or keeps any dog over the age of four (4) months for 30 days or longer shall obtain a current license. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. Any dog found without a current license tag may be taken up and impounded".
For more information, please click HERE
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