Oak Hills may get blue again

Acorn Staff Writer

For the second time in history, Oak Hills Elementary School (OHES) in Oak Park has been nominated for school achievement. In 1992, OHES was chosen as a Blue Ribbon school. After waiting the minimum five years before reapplying, the school sought and was accepted this year as one of 49 schools to be picked from 92 elementary schools in California […]

Experts say planning is the key to surviving holiday blues

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s that time of the year again—Santa’s at the mall, tinsel garland hangs in the office, and media images tell us we should all be having a good time. But for some, this time of year doesn’t measure up to the hype and can bring on the "holiday blues." The holiday season is a time full of parties and family […]

Young volunteers can receive national honor

More than 25,000 young people have been honored for their volunteerism through the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a national program that recognizes and rewards America’s top youth volunteers. This year’s program, conducted in partnership with the national Association of Secondary School Principals, will honor young volunteers at the local level, then name the most impressive high school and middle […]

Curator speaks

The curator of antiquities at J. Paul Getty Museum, John K. Papadopoulos, will discuss the Roman Forum of Trajan on Wed., Dec. 6 during a meeting of the Ventura County Archaeological Society in the social hall of the Nazarene Church, 2770 Borchard Road in Newbury Park. The session will include a video of the virtual reality model built in collaboration […]

Nevers, Oak Park get second in state

Acorn Staff Writer

Mark Nevers, the best long distance runner in Oak Park history, will never be second best in his coach’s eyes. Nevers came in second behind winner Ryan Hall of Big Bear at last week’s state high school cross country championships in Fresno, but the Oak Park senior is still number one in the opinion of Eagle Coach Kevin Smith. "Mark […]

L.A. holiday festival to benefit kids

The "Los Angeles 4 Kids Tree of Life & Festival of Lights" celebration benefiting Children’s Cancer Research Fund will be at 5:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 5 at the California Plaza Watercourt, 350 S. Grand Ave. in downtown Los Angeles. The event is free. Offering illuminating hope for children battling cancer, the Los Angeles Kings will use teamwork to light the […]

Close to the Pacific Coast Highway, this Upgraded Malibu Home Features Views and a Two-Sided Fireplace

Close to the Pacific Coast Highway, this Upgraded Malibu Home Features Views and a Two-Sided Fireplace A fabulous Malibu Highland home with gorgeous views, it is light and bright and has an upgraded kitchen, large family room, vaulted ceilings and a 2-sided fireplace in the living room. The huge master suite with retreat and 2 bedrooms are upstairs, as well […]

Mary Hall

Mary Hall Mary Hall of Keller Williams Realty in Westlake Village recently met with realtors from around the country at the Women’s Council of Realtors National Conference in San Francisco. Included in the several educational workshops was a session led by Stephen Canale, one of real estate’s top technology trainers, who shared up-to-date information on the latest technology successful sales […]

Holiday Homes Tour is this weekend CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Holiday Homes Tour is this weekend CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn HOSTING HOLIDAY VISITORS IN THEIR NORTH RANCH HOME––Sandy and Leeann Smith will open their elegant home, beautifully decorated for Christmas, to hundreds of visitors during Wellness Community’s annual Holiday Homes Tour. The theme and title of the Smith home is "A Tick Tock Christmas." Four homes (three in North Ranch) will […]

Be a responsible host

Capt. John O’Brien and the Juvenile Intervention Team of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station want to remind parents about hosting responsible parties. Deputies have responded too many times to unsupervised teenage parties and found no adult supervision, according to the Sheriff’s Department. As an aid to parents and party hosts, the station is offering a party registration service. Anyone planning a […]

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