New student representative on OPUSD Board wants to serve all students

Acorn Staff Writer

Most school boards like to have representation from district students, usually someone from high school. Each year a new student in Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) assumes that role and acts as a liaison between students, teachers and the board of education. This year, Alex Conner, 17, was recently introduced as student member of the OPUSD Board of Education. […]

Conference brings together cancer researchers and survivors

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the nation’s third largest cancer charity and one that focuses exclusively on the link between diet and cancer, will host a conference on Oct. 18 in Santa Monica that will bring researchers, physicians, activists and cancer survivors together. The aim of the "Nutrition After Cancer" conference is twofold: to provide survivors with the […]

St. Maximilian’s parish enjoys fall festival

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Oak Park, hosted a Fall Festival recently with a focus on fun and fellowship. The event also honored the parish’s patron saint, Maximilian Kolbe, known as the "Saint of Auschwicz" because he died a martyr in the Nazi death camp at Auschwicz. Numerous parishioners brought families and friends to the parish grounds to enjoy a […]

Former teacher salutes student who recently died

Michael G. Beher, Ph.D., was born April 8, 1955, and died Sept. 10, 2001. He graduated from Agoura High School, and the following was written by his former AHS science teacher: Two things struck me right away about Michael Beher, a thin, gangly sophomore in my Agoura High School biology class. First of all, he was a marvelous student, the […]

Red Cross continues to help

The American Red Cross of Ventura County will continue to conduct Family Well-Being Inquiries for those who have immediate family members in areas affected by the Sept. 11 acts of terrorism in New York City and Washington, D.C. They have personnel located in their Ventura and Camarillo offices to assist in this process. For those in need of this assistance, […]

Local dentist running in benefit marathon

To raise funds for stroke awareness and prevention, Teri Bianchi, DDS, whose dental practice is in Westlake Village, will run in the 26.2 mile Jamaica Marathon on Dec. 9 for the American Stroke Association (ASA). Created in 1997 as a new division of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association is dedicated to reducing death and disability from stroke […]

First Church of Science to discuss ‘Reality’

First Church of Science to discuss ‘Reality’ "Reality" is the subject of the Bible lesson-sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Sept. 30 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from I Thessalonians. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also at 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are held at […]

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Program looks at brain research

A free program, "Staying Sharp: Current Advances in Brain Research," will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 6 in the California Science Center in Exposition Park, 700 State St., Los Angeles. Attendees will learn about ways to keep their brains "fit." A panel of national experts from Harvard Medical School, the Scripps Research Institute, Johns Hopkins […]