2003-03-27

Traffic problems continue to plague local schools

Part I of three parts

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Part I of three parts For parents who find themselves caught in a web of cars when dropping off or picking up kids at school, here’s a simple tip from a school principal that’s guaranteed to untangle the snare once and for all: Wait 15 minutes. At Westlake Elementary school, parents are encouraged to […]

Thousand Oaks boy wins graphic contest



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Eleven-year-old Adam Rau-donis of the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks recently won first place in a Computer Arts Contest sponsored by the California Association for the Gifted (CAG). The purpose of the contest, open to California students in sixth to 12th grade, is to encourage creativity and ingenuity, in combining art and technology. Raudonis, […]

Computer phobic fears can be stopped

You, too, can learn to use a computer

Conejo Valley Adult Education’s Computer Training Center is just the right place for the most computer-phobic to overcome their fears and get on the right track to computer comfort levels and enjoyment. The adult school is offering a special deal to entice the timid to take that first bold step forward—sign up for "Introduction to Computers" beginning course and get […]

Heschel West teacher receives award



Allison Goodman, a second grade teacher at Heschel West Day School in Agoura, recently was named one of the two winners of the 2003 Smotich Family Foundation Award. This award is presented to two outstanding educators in day schools who have taught two, three or four years in Bureau of Jewish Education-affiliated schools, and have demonstrated excellence in their work […]

War is justified



As we are on the verge of war with Iraq, I felt the need to clarify a couple of definitions or popular notions. While I support our government’s position to rid Iraq of its leadership and weapons of mass destruction, I do not consider myself as "pro-war" as the "anti-war" demonstrators label me. I consider myself as part of the […]

Local citizens can show their support to troops overseas



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer As the war with Iraq heads into its third week, local groups and organizations are stepping up their plans to deliver care packages to the troops and sailors abroad. Among the efforts, Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated said it plans to send one package a month to the U.S. forces. The first box to […]

It’s all happening at the zoo

Special to The Acorn

There were lions and tigers and hissing cockroaches, oh my! These and other unusual creatures are part of the 13th annual Spring Spectacular produced by students of the Exotic Animal Training and Management program at Moorpark College’s America’s Teaching Zoo open to the public on weekends through April 6. One of the main events of the Spring Spectacular is a […]

Youth Congress XIX explores stress, its effect on teenagers



Student delegates from six public and three private high schools in the Conejo, Oak Park and Las Virgenes area will assemble to discuss "Stress Stinks! What Works?" at Youth Congress XIX, an annual Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF) event. This gathering of students will be from 8 a.m. to noon, this Sat., March 29 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, […]

‘Wholeness’ is sermon topic



‘Wholeness’ is sermon topic "Wholeness" will be the message delivered by the Rev. Irma Oestmann at 10 a.m. Sun., March 30 at Unity Center Church, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 109, Thousand Oaks. Special music will be performed by pianist Peter Shea. Children’s church is at 10:10 a.m. and childcare is provided. For further information, call (805) 496-6901 or […]

Silent majority should speak out



It does not go without notice that there is only one letter from an Acorn reader printed within the last two issues regarding the impending war with Iraq. Were there no more sent in by this community, or were they just not printed? The cartoons have been obvious in their criticism of President Bush, so we know how the editor […]


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