2003-03-13

New contractor will finish Oak Park Library



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved a $1.3 million contract last week to complete construction of the long-delayed Oak Park Library. Richard and Richard Construction Co. of Oceanside was given 98 days to complete the job that was left 40 percent unfinished when another contractor walked off the site. Keith K.C. Lee, Inc., […]

Army group helps soldiers abroad



Kristin LaFlamme, the daughter of Westlake Village residents Sherrill Necessary and Douglas Partridge, is living in Weisbaden, Germany with two pre-school-aged children while her husband, Capt. Art LaFlamme, serves in Kuwait. While her husband is away, LaFlamme is helping others. She leads the Family Readiness Group (FRG) for B Company, 302nd MI Battalion. An FRG works in association with the […]

Car rally to benefit OPHS Grad Nite



Car rally to benefit OPHS Grad Nite Oak Park High School Grad Nite will sponsor a Car Rally at 7 p.m. Sat., March 22 beginning in the OPHS parking lot, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park, and concluding at an undisclosed location. Each team, consisting of two to six people per car, will solve clues that direct them from location […]

Auto museum combines fun with seatbelt safety lessons



Parents can combine the fun of a family outing at the Petersen Automotive Museum with the serious business of ensuring their children’s safety by attending Safety Seat Checkup Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., April 5 in the museum parking lot at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (at Fairfax and Wilshire), Los Angeles. Coordinated by SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A., the event will […]

For the record



The editor failed math––again. A one cent per gallon increase at the pumps will cost Californians more than $150 million in a year’s time, not $1.5 million. (And that’s just one penny per gallon!)

Five local teams win championships



Five local teams win championships

Local theatre volunteers take center stage



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer To show appreciation for its volunteers, Conejo Players Theatre presented its 28th annual Harlequin Awards Banquet Saturday night inside the theatre’s large backstage area. This year also marks the 45th anniversary of the Conejo Players Theatre, a remarkable triumph for a small community theatre. Many similar endeavors fail within a decade. The Players’ secret […]

Students sing in Honors Choir



Students sing in Honors Choir Oak Park High School students Carey Tan and Taylor Woods were recently chosen from more than 1,800 vocalists across the state to participate in the California All-State Honors Choir. Tan, a senior, and Woods, a junior, are the first students from Oak Park High’s Choral Department to be chosen for this honor. They’ll be performing […]

Moorpark to host Spring Spectacular



The 13th annual Spring Spectacular produced by students of the Exotic Animal Training and Management program at America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will be presented 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the weekends of March 22 and 23, 29 and 30 and April 5 and 6 at 7075 Campus Road in Moorpark. The special feature presentation, "A Pirate’s Tale," will […]

Environmentalists beat Soka University—again



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Opponents of Soka University are celebrating in the wake of a recent court ruling that finally closes the book on any plans for campus expansion, but despite their victory, Soka opponents are still pressing the attack. On Feb. 27, the Second Court of Appeal overturned a California Coastal Commission permit that would have allowed […]


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