Fall strands elderly woman

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer An elderly Agoura Hills woman has been released from a local hospital following an incident three weeks ago in which she fell on her living room floor and lay alone for three days until help arrived. Although she was unable to lift herself and obtain food or water during her period of isolation, 85-year-old […]

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Local teacher keeps herself busy during the summer break

Nan Cano, a teacher at Agoura High School, recently participated in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s AP Examinations in English. The AP Program, sponsored by the College Board, gives high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations and, based on their exam performance, to receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter […]

OPUSD starts meal program

Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) recently announced its policy for providing free and reduced meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Each school office has a copy of the policy, which can be reviewed by anyone. Application forms are being distributed to all households informing residents of free or reduced price meals […]

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Words of By Dr. Jon Wilson Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People? Since Sept. 11, I have been asked that question many times. These kinds of tragedies bring to mind many issues. But the deeper, spiritual issue is how we think about God in the midst of this kind of human tragedy. How could God […]

Board appointment causes ill-will

Board appointment causes ill-will The appointment of Audra Strickland to complete the term of Mr. Rosen on the Ventura County Board of Education was a partisan political act and may have been a violation of the Brown Act. The three board members who voted for Ms. Strickland in one instance hired Tony Strickland’s chief of staff as her campaign manager […]

Calabasas plays important role in mapping the new de Anza trail

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer In 1775, while attempting to secure the territory in Northern California against English and Russian intruders, Spain ordered Capt. Juan Bautista de Anza to embark on a journey from Mexico to the port of San Francisco to establish a mission and a presidio. Existing land and sea routes from Mexico were dangerous and the […]

Oak Park cubmaster honored as best of the year

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer More than 50,000 people volunteer each year to act as cubmasters for almost a million Cub Scouts nationwide. Last year, Jane Hanna of Oak Park took up the task and led a pack of scouts in the Simoroaks District of Ventura County. Hanna, Cubmaster of Pack No. 3719, was recently honored with three others […]

Student receives leadership training

Igor Tregub of Oak Park, a junior at Oak Park High School, recently participated in an "Economics for Leaders" program at the University of California Davis. He was among 30 students nationwide selected for the program, which is sponsored by the Foundation for Teaching Economics, a Davis-based nonprofit organization. The weeklong course combined leadership training and economics. Students learned "an […]

Triunfo YMCA registration begins

The Triunfo YMCA is currently accepting registration for after-school childcare programs. They are a licensed childcare facility that promotes enriching programs and ensures quality activities. "Each program is designed to enhance the well being of children as well as instill values," according to Matthew Gomez, childcare director. There are four childcare sites located throughout the Las Virgenes community. Children can […]