Young people discuss ‘Teen Invincibility: Myths, Realities’

Acorn Staff Writer

The traffic death last December of two Westlake High School students served as a sobering reminder—at least for one group of civic-minded young people—that teens are not "invincible." Not long after the Westlake tragedy, a former Oak Park high student died in a traffic accident in Lake Sherwood. Because of the deaths, the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation hosted its 18th […]

Goodness of others helps child, family

Free camp available to kids with asthma

Camp Wheez, a free summer day camp for children with asthma, sponsored by the American Lung Association of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, is scheduled for Aug. 5 to 9. Children planning to enter grades 1 to 6 in the fall will be meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sacred Hearth School in Ventura. Camp Wheez provides […]

Here are tips for kids to cope with prejudice

Today, in nearly every classroom in the United States, there are children from a wide variety of racial, cultural and economic backgrounds, as well as children with learning and physical challenges. More than ever before, as the population of the United States becomes increasingly diverse, it’s essential that children learn to live, work and play alongside others of different backgrounds […]

Art of tap dance celebrated

National Tap Dance Day will be celebrated from noon to 5 p.m. on Sat., May 18 at Gardens of the World Park, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. This "tribute to Tap" will honor Fayard Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers, Lynn Dally of Jazz Tap Ensemble and Al Gilbert for their significant contributions toward the recognition and preservation of tap […]

Protest against New Millennium is too late

Protest against New Millennium is too late We wish them luck, but the folks in Calabasas who are complaining about the New Millennium Homes housing development (The Oaks) are probably wasting their time, unless they’re seeking more mitigation. Developments that were approved more than a decade ago aren’t likely to be reversed after construction starts. The developer won’t pack up […]

Special education bill advances

The California State Assembly Committee on Education has passed AB-2600 by state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills). The bill would require alternate assessments to be developed to the California High School Exit Examination for special education students who cannot participate in the exam regardless of accommodations or modifications. An alternate test may include an interview or oral presentation, teacher observations, […]

Children’s Festival coming soon

Subscriptions for the Ventura County Children’s Festival 2002-03 season of performances to be presented at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza are now available. Subscribers receive priority seating for all events and a discount of $28 for a child’s seat and $29 for an adult seat over the regular box office prices. The cost for a complete season for a […]

Kick yourself into better shape

Get in shape with "Cardio Kickboxing" at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Two classes will be offered: from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays beginning May 17 and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays beginning May 18. The cost is $10 per class, and classes are open to those ages 13 and up. […]

Oak Park undefeated in Tri-Valley softball

Acorn Sports Writer

Last Thursday, the Oak Park softball team battled back from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits, and by scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh and last inning, beat Bishop Diego, 4-3, to finish the Tri-Valley League season undefeated at 10-0. The Eagles had battled back from a two-run seventh inning deficit vs. La Reina early this season, beat the […]