Calabasas to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year

LIGHTING OF THE EIFFEL TOWER––Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year is the city of Calabasas. The first official event to mark the occasion was on New Year’s Eve with the lighting of a 55-foot replica of Paris’ famous Eiffel Tower, left. Preparing for Sunday night’s ceremony and tower lighting are left to right: City of Calabasas Director of Parks and […]

New book by local author studies the high cost of freedom

Acorn Staff Writer

His first novel took over a decade to write, and at 77 years old, you could hardly say that Oak Park resident Richard Moore is a budding author. But good things come to those who wait and do their homework. After years of careful research, Moore has published an historical novel titled "A Loss of Freedom," the painful lesson of […]

CPR courses offered

Life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills will be taught in courses to be offered by the Ventura County Chapter of the American Red Cross this January. Adult CPR, a four-hour course that teaches rescuers how to treat cardiac emergencies, breathing emergencies and choking, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., Jan. 13, at the chapter’s East Valley District, 1919 […]

Eagle leader

LEADER OF THE PACK—Oak Park High School cross country and track coach Kevin Smith, right (at a cross country meet at Oak Canyon Park) employed a ‘‘less is more’’ strategy to help his runners prepare for the end-of-the-season punch. Every-one’s ‘‘Runner-of-the-Year’’–Mark Nevers–was among the Eagles who prospered from competing in fewer races and training harder for the meets which helped […]

Gratitude shown

Gratitude shown The staff, volunteers and clients of Interface Children Family Services would like to thank the many individuals, families and corporations who participated in the Adopt-an-Angel event and made the holidays so special for those in our community who otherwise would have gone without. More than 6,000 gifts were distributed to needy families throughout Ventura County. A special thanks […]

Gary Paller and Barbara Riddle

Gary Paller and Barbara Riddle Barbara Riddle of Coldwell Banker Paller & Co. Realtors was presented with the top listing volume award for the month of November by Gary Paller, owner/broker. Highly admired among her peers, Riddle is a Previews Properties Specialist and member of the elite CMA marketing organization. She is active in the Women’s Council of Realtors and […]

Oak Park football players, community find a silver lining

Acorn Staff Writer

A negative event last year eventually caused a positive reaction in Oak Park. Last July, many of the varsity football players at Oak Park High School were involved in possession of alcohol during an out-of-town football camp. To compensate for their mistake, 15 players had to participate in a program set up by peace officers known as "Cops ’N’ Jocks." […]

Parent ‘Warm Line’ available

Interface Children Family Service is operating a 24-hour "warm-line" for parents of young children who have questions about basic child development, concerns about child care or just a friendly voice on the other end of the phone. Phone line mentors, trained in basic child development and crisis counseling, are available at (888) 723-3111. This is a free service.

Rediscover Los Angeles through UCLA Extension

Start the New Year by rediscovering Los Angeles. UCLA Extension is offering two new opportunities to learn about the city beginning in January. "The World Within the City: Folklore and Cultural Diversity in Los Angeles" meets from 7 to 10 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 10 through March 28, at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Room 148. The class will explore the ethnic diversity […]

Sanders says Warriors have many weapons

Acorn Sports Writer

Rich Sanders, Westlake boys’ basketball coach, is very glad that Tyler Adamczyk returned to the team recently to play his senior year. Adamcyzk, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder last year, had initially decided not to play this season. Still, Sanders said the Warriors are far from being a one-man team. Rather, he said, the success of this year’s Westlake […]