Survey reveals that kids face contemporary problems here

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer At a recent Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Millie Andress, principal of Oak View High School reported on some startling results taken from the 2002-03 California Healthy Kids Survey. The state Department of Education implemented this survey in 1998 to give educators a general overview of how students compare in […]

Chamber exec ACEs regional award

Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Janet Levett was recognized for renewing her Accredited Chamber Executive (A.C.E.) status at the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) annual conference in San Jose. The A.C.E. designation is awarded to those chamber executives who meet stringent criteria set by the association’s board of directors. To continue to hold the […]

Special awards recognize disabled youth

Today, children and youth with disabilities contribute to schools and communities. Many perform volunteer work, excel in academics and the arts, compete on sports teams and hold jobs. Experts attribute the trend to educational opportunities for students with special needs, the determination and drive of these students and a growing awareness of their abilities. For example, the "Yes I Can […]

Agoura girls win two CIF water polo playoff games

Acorn Sports Writer

The Agoura girls’ water polo team won its first two California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoff games, first beating Santa Ynez easily, 24-0, and then getting past Ventura, 5-2, in a defensive thriller played in Ventura. Hawley Shapiro, a junior who played JV most of the season (where she was the Chargers’ leading scorer), had seven goals—one shy of the Agoura […]

Take an adventure at Botanic Garden

Take an adventure at Botanic Garden The program "Family Adventures" is presented at 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month under the big oak tree in front of Ayres Hall at the L.A. County Botanic Garden (the new name for the Arboretum of Los Angeles County), 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Each Saturday program will explore a different […]

Groveman an agent for change

Next Tuesday, there will be an important election in Calabasas. After 12 years, we need to reform our city council and the way it conducts our business. I am not sure where to begin, but I have reviewed the ballot statements, watched the debates and I am thoroughly convinced that the best agent for change is Barry Groveman. His history […]

Vote for Groveman

I am pleased to write a wholly positive letter in support of Barry Groveman’s candidacy for the Calabasas City Council. I will sum up in one word the quality in candidate Groveman’s character that most persuades me to support him: courage. Groveman demonstrated extraordinary courage when he challenged a host of powerful interests in his successful effort to put a […]

After 10 years, OPUSD honors, says farewell to Lippiatt

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer At last week’s Oak Park Unified School District’s board meeting, Brookside Elementary third graders gave a sample of their performance "Let’s Hear it For America," singing songs that celebrate the heroes in our country’s history. As the meeting proceeded, a contemporary person was honored as each boardmember praised Marilyn Lippiatt, who has served as […]

Speaker labels media neither friend nor foe

Thousand Oaks Acorn Editor

The media is neither friend nor foe, only a tool to be wisely used said a guest speaker who was addressing a recent meeting of a local women’s club. Michael Emerson, media professional and lecturer, presented his thoughts during a recent meeting of the Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated at Westlake Inn. Emerson is the former host of "Face to […]

Volunteers needed for diabetes study

UCLA researchers are seeking pregnant women to enroll their newborn in a trial to reduce insulin-dependent diabetes in the genetically at-risk, also called TRIGR. Insulin-dependent (type I) diabetes must be present in one of the newborn’s immediate family members—either the mother, the father or a sibling—in order for the baby to be eligible for the study. Researchers hope to learn […]

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