Holocaust survivor relives the horror

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer A Nazi prisoner at the tender age of 16, a Holocaust survivor of four separate World War II prison camps, 75-year-old Ebi Gabor told an audience at Temple Adat Elohim last week, "We have to keep the memory. It is our duty to the future, for us, the children—your children. I am a Holocaust […]

Some say basketball games on the streets of Oak Park are dangerous to children

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The streets of Oak Park are safe. So safe, in fact, that many kids are taking to the streets to play basketball with portable hoops and backboards. Neighbors on Evanwood Avenue complained there was one game last month that drew as many as a dozen kids into the street, vehicular traffic notwithstanding. Fed up […]

Lions advance to CIF football semifinals

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian football team improved to 11-1 and more importantly advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division XI semifinals after defeating St. Monica, 42-0, in a game played at home in Westlake Village last Friday night. It’s the second straight year the Lions have made it to the Southern Section semifinals. OCHS committed six turnovers in the game, […]

‘Milk and Honey’ starts tonight

"Milk and Honey," composer Jerry Herman’s first Broadway hit before blockbusters "Hello Dolly," "Mame" and "La Cage Aux Folles," will be performed through Sun., Dec. 8 in the Gindi auditorium at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. The musical tells the story of Phil Arkin and Ruth Stein, two American tourists in 1960s Israel who keep running […]

OPUSD superintendent to take another post

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer After nearly a decade heading up one of the leading school districts in California, Marilyn Lippiatt will step down in March as superintendent of Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD). "It has been the most wonderful experience," she said of her time as superintendent. "I don’t know that I would change a thing. I […]

Get creative with your holiday wrapping

Once the hustle-and-bustle of holiday shopping is over, it’s time to wrap those carefully chosen gifts. Of course, no matter how much time you spend wrapping, some items are more difficult to disguise than others. Below are a few predictable or difficult-to-wrap gift items, with suggestions from Ellen Timberlake—gift-wrapping expert and previous winner of a national gift wrapping contest—on how […]

Middle East to be discussed

Daniel C. Peterson, Ph.D., a professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic, will discuss "Islam: Why Do They Hate Us?" at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 12 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. He’s the special guest speaker at the World Affairs Council of Ventura County’s holiday dinner party. Peterson lived and studied in the Middle […]

Chargers lose to No. 1 seed, St. Bonnie

Acorn Staff Writer

Chargers lose to No. 1 seed, St. Bonnie By Wayne Harrison Acorn Staff Writer The Agoura football team lost in a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) quarterfinal game against No. 1 seeded St. Bonaventure, 68-14, last Friday night in a game played at Agoura High School. The Chargers ended the season at 8-4 while the Seraphs advance to the semifinals and […]

Marionettes to perform ‘The Nutcracker’

Marionettes to perform ‘The Nutcracker’ The Conejo Valley Children’s Concert Series will feature Jim Gamble’s marionettes in performances of "The Nutcracker" at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Mon. and Tues., Dec. 9 and 10, in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. This holiday classic features beautiful music and a captivating story. The […]

Harriett Ramsey will retire

The superintendent of OPUSD isn’t the only long-time administrator leaving the district. Harriett Ramsey, executive assistant to the superintendent since the district’s inception in 1977, will be retiring in December. "It’s just time to go," said the 66-year-old veteran of the OPUSD staff. "She is so wonderful," said superintendent Marilyn Lippiatt. "She is very professional and always knows where everything […]

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