50th anniversary of Thousand Oaks parade

The community of Thousand Oaks celebrated 50 years with a parade down Thousand Oaks Boulevard on Sat., Sept. 27. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Long-time Thousand Oaks resident and photographer Ed Lawrence takes a photo of the crowd as he serves as Co-Grand Marshal with Wyatt McCrea during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Long-time Thousand Oaks resident and photographer Ed Lawrence takes a photo of the crowd as he serves as Co-Grand Marshal with Wyatt McCrea during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Cara Franke, right, owner of The Arterie, adjusts her two-year-old son, Ellis Bernhard, sign before the start of the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Cara Franke, right, owner of The Arterie, adjusts her two-year-old son, Ellis Bernhard, sign before the start of the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A Marine Color Guard marches down Thousand Oaks Boulevard during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A Marine Color Guard marches down Thousand Oaks Boulevard during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Former Thousand Oaks mayor Richard Hus waves to the crowd during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27. Hus served as mayor from 1969-70.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Former Thousand Oaks mayor Richard Hus waves to the crowd during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27. Hus served as mayor from 1969-70.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Thousand Oaks Assistant Police Chief Capt. Jim Fryoff gives a police sticker to five-year-old C.J. Wood of Newbury Park during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Thousand Oaks Assistant Police Chief Capt. Jim Fryoff gives a police sticker to five-year-old C.J. Wood of Newbury Park during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The City of Thousand Oaks float rolls down Thousand Oaks Boulevard during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
The City of Thousand Oaks float rolls down Thousand Oaks Boulevard during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Lydia Wagoner of the Westlake High Marching Band high-fives parade watchers during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Lydia Wagoner of the Westlake High Marching Band high-fives parade watchers during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Bailey, a one-year-old Goldendoodle, marches with his owner and other dogs with the Lucy Pet Foundation during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Bailey, a one-year-old Goldendoodle, marches with his owner and other dogs with the Lucy Pet Foundation during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Tom Corrigan, son of Ray "Crash" Corrigan, waves to the crowd while riding his horse during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Tom Corrigan, son of Ray “Crash” Corrigan, waves to the crowd while riding his horse during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Musicians on a Mission float performs during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
The Musicians on a Mission float performs during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Conejo Valley Model A Club participates in the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
The Conejo Valley Model A Club participates in the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A cast member with the Reign of Terror Haunted House entertains parade watchers during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A cast member with the Reign of Terror Haunted House entertains parade watchers during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Thousand Oaks resident Linda Oliver waves a pair of American flags during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Thousand Oaks resident Linda Oliver waves a pair of American flags during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Jungle Land float featured a live tiger during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
The Jungle Land float featured a live tiger during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Red Line Corvettes club participates in the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
The Red Line Corvettes club participates in the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Parade watchers gather along Thousand Oaks Boulevard for the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Parade watchers gather along Thousand Oaks Boulevard for the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Parade watchers gather along Thousand Oaks Boulevard for the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Parade watchers gather along Thousand Oaks Boulevard for the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Keira Pender, left, and Reagan Peterson, both 10, cheer during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Keira Pender, left, and Reagan Peterson, both 10, cheer during the Thousand Oaks 50th Anniversary Parade on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Brian Stark, left, on Bass, Arla Terrel on vocals and Andy Bordokas and Jim Cinnery on guitar perform with the Three Rivers Band at The Lakes of Thousand Oaks on Sept. 27.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Brian Stark, left, on Bass, Arla Terrel on vocals and Andy Bordokas and Jim Cinnery on guitar perform with the Three Rivers Band at The Lakes of Thousand Oaks on Sept. 27.

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