Discovering life’s little pleasures CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Discovering life’s little pleasures CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn OAK PARK FUN––Austin Hall takes the lead as he and his classmates collect leaves, pine cones and bird feathers that will be used as materials for an arts and crafts class. Austin’s mom Michelle, a parent-volunteer, watches in the background. The kids are part of the Rancho Simi Parks and Recreation District program […]

Join ‘good deed’ contest and win a computer

Westlake Village optometrist Dr. Steven Henteleff will partipate in a national "Do a Good Deed Essay Contest" which is being organized through doctors from DoctorRelation.com, an Internet search engine with the purpose of improving doctor-patient relations. Young people under 21 are encouraged to do a good deed and write an essay detailing what they did, what motivated them to do […]

Gift ideas offered for Fathers’ Day shoppers

When thinking of Father’s Day gift ideas, most people think of ties, tools or golf balls. This year, give dad a gift of fine jewelry and let him know him important he is in your life. Here are a few gift ideas from the American Gem Society: Watches are a perfect gift for Father’s Day. With the choices available today, […]

Scrumptious feast in class CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Scrumptious feast in class CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn ANNUAL EVENT––Lindero Canyon Middle School’s Spanish class, under the direction of teacher Cheri Bednersh, hosted a Spanish feast at a recent school-wide open house. Each of the 121 Spanish students prepared a Mexican dish for their guests. Left to right, Aaron Alpert, Cortnie Tufillaro, Audrey Poval, teacher Cheri Bednersh, Megan Bielan and Melissa […]

CSUN offers wheelchair sports camp

Cal State Northridge and Adaptive Sports and Recreation give "power to the wheel" at their 16th annual Wheelchair Sports Camp for physically challenged youths and adults to be held on campus from Mon., June 25 to Fri., June 29. The camp is designed for the wheelchair sports enthusiast and providing sports instruction as well as an opportunity to improve interpersonal […]

Thinks bad student behavior is a private matter

This letter is concerning the article "Bad student behavior irks parents at Sumac School" in the May 17 edition. Last fall I attended a work-related conference in which I had the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time with elementary school principals from the Las Virgenes Unified School District. All were dedicated, committed professionals who truly care for the […]

Smaller activity center is chosen for Oak Park High School

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) has come up with a plan to move ahead on an Activity Center for Oak Park High School. Priorities had to be set on several possible projects earlier this year because funding wasn’t available to complete all of them. Some residents were upset about building an OPHS Activity Center instead of a theater building, […]

Westalke Hyatt hosts reggae nights this summer

Hyatt Westlake Plaza will host the area’s largest outdoor reggae party again this year, beginning Fri., June 1. Now a summer tradition, "Reggae Nights" is a party platform for the popular regional band "Urban Dread" from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 24. No reservations are required. The cost is $8 per person. Valet parking and self-parking are available. […]

Agoura Hills’ Charter Pacific sold to First Bank of America

Acorn Staff Writer

Charter Pacific Bank (OTC BB: CHTP), a full-service independent bank headquartered in Agoura Hills, announced last week it’s being sold to First Banks of America in a cash deal worth $21 million. First Banks of America (NYSE: FBA), which operates through its wholly owned subsidiary in San Francisco, First Bank and Trust, will pay Charter Pacific shareholders $3.80 per share. […]

School program addresses asthma

While children with asthma can become trapped in a cycle of emotional and physical disadvantage, an American Lung Association Open Airways for Schools program has proven to decrease the number and severity of children’s asthma attacks, increase their grades and rebuild or boost a child’s self-confidence. This award-winning program teaches children ages 8 through 11 how to detect the warning […]