Halloween is in the air

Workshop to teach how to build computer from ground up

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3 at the college, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, that will teach both novices and experienced computer users how to select the right CPU, install hardware and peripherals, or upgrade an existing system. Instructor Jonathan Chilvers has appeared on the nationally-syndicated PBS program […]

Volunteers needed to assist disabled kids’ progam

Ramirez Canyon Park in Malibu is seeking volunteers for an educational outreach program for children with disabilities centered around animal-assisted activities and environmental programs. This is a joint venture with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the nonprofit "Happy Trails for Children with Disabilities." Hours of operation for the program are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays. […]


Endorses Wissot for Assembly

As long as I’ve been voting, I’ve never been a single-issue voter, and when I ran for election, I swore not to be a single-issue candidate. I want someone who is balanced in their approach and does not take irrational stands but commits to listen to all sides and make an appropriate decision. For the past several weeks I’ve been […]

Sower’s sought for state flower’s anniversary

San Francisco man aims to restore poppy to former glory

The California poppy will mark its 100th anniversary as the state’s official flower on April 6, 2003. Poppies once lined California’s surface roads and interstate highways like waves of gold every spring. But in recent years, the flower’s cheerful, silky blossoms have largely faded from view. Since 1987, R. David Herndon of the San Francisco Bay Area has made it […]

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella What is your opinion about the governor’s election?

Babysitter training offered

Triunfo YMCA is offering its YMCA Babysitter Training program open to families in Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Oak Park. Participants will receive 20 hours of training and upon completion will be certified through the American Red Cross in CPR and First Aid. Each graduate of the program will receive a certificate of completion and a babysitter’s manual. The cost […]

Athlete of the

WeekSpecial to The Acorn

Athlete of the Week Special to The Acorn Nick Ply may have thought it was cool to get the ball during his days as a receiver on the Eagles Pop Warner team. But now the 6-feet-4, 205-pound Oak Park High School senior is content playing linebacker. Ply, who began by playing flag football, moved on to the Pop Warner level […]

Please vote for Panec in OPUSD

I am writing this letter to express my strong support for Marie Panec for the Oak Park School Board. Panec’s qualifications and experience in the education system are numerous. She has post-graduate degrees in biology and biochemistry. She is a mother of two daughters and has been very involved at the school level in the Oak Park Unified School District. […]