A memorable moment

HOLDING ON––Riley Anenberg, 5, holds on and hugs her father, Marc, before the start of kindergarten at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills on Wednesday. Classes began yesterday.

Scandinavian Autumn Fest is coming to Vasa Park

Vasa Park in rural Agoura will be the site of Autumnfest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 16. The event features traditional Scandinavian music, folk dancing, woodcraft, spinning, weaving and quilting exhibits, rosemaling, and a marketplace with foods, keepsakes and gifts. Dressed in traditional garb, Ole Olausson and his famous Royal Court will also be present. The […]

Grandparents’ Day event planned

Symphony in the Glen will present its annual celebration of National Grandparents’ Day with a free classical music concert at 3 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 9 in Griffith Park, 4800 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles. Works by composers such as Igor Stravinsky and John Philip Sousa will be featured in a concert of traditional wind band in "the grand American […]

Oak Park Unified School District sets goals, expects to meet them

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park Unified School District sets goals, expects to meet them Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) has set goals and priorities for students, teachers, staff and administrators. A leadership team of the board of education expects that the goals will be met within the next three to five years. Each June, OPUSD contemplates the previous academic year and its […]

Local girl again proves to be a winner

Acorn Sports Writer

Jamie Rauchwarger, who last winter as a freshman helped the Oak Park High School girls’ basketball team win its first-ever California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship, recently played for the L.A. Maccabee team, again helping her team to a first-place finish. Rauchwarger and her teammates swept through six games unbeaten to win the gold medal, which for the Oak Park sophomore […]

Jazz great to play at Pepperdine

Pepperdine University Center for the Arts presents "An Afternoon with Dave Brubeck" at 3 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 16 at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway in mid-Malibu. Legendary jazz pianist Brubeck—perhaps best remembered for his classic "Take Five"—is joined by bassist Michael Moore, clarinetist Bill Smith and drummer Randy Jones. In 1999, the National Endowment for the […]

Debate continues over local hospital situation

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Acorn Staff Writers

and John Loesing Acorn Staff Writers The death of a Westlake Village man who died from a recent traffic accident has stoked more debate over whether Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks is sufficient to handle urgent emergencies and whether a trauma care facility should return to Westlake Village to help ease those concerns. And some residents claim […]

Easy as one, two, three MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Easy as one, two, three MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn FUNNY MAN––Chamber Stevens, acting coach and talent scout, demonstrates the emotions of riding a roller coaster in a movie. About 30 people showed up at the Barnes and Noble in Westlake Village to listen to Stevens give advice and pointers to aspiring actors last Saturday.

Brockovich to speak at convention

The 44th annual Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Conference will be Sept. 20 and 21 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Among the keynote speakers is Erin Brockovich, who (along with Thousand Oaks attorney and City Councilman Ed Masry) was celebrated in the eponymous Oscar-winning film that documented her efforts to help ailing residents of the toxic-tainted town of […]

Freshmen learn the lay of the land

Acorn Staff Writer

Freshmen learn the lay of the land The registration lines were long and students invariably got assigned to the wrong classes––some even to the wrong school––but freshman orientation last week at Agoura High was made a little easier thanks to a group of upperclassmen who offered their services as freshman mentors. About 30 sophomores, juniors and seniors came to campus […]