GATE approved in Oak Park Unified for three years

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn staff writer Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) was recently notified by the California Department of Education (CDE) that its Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) application was approved for three years. The CDE’s approval has validated the district’s long term commitment to overhaul the curriculum to provide gifted learners with what the district’s GATE Website calls […]

Oak Park library group seeks volunteers

The Community Foundation for Oak Park is renewing the Friends of the Oak Park Library (a committee of the Foundation), to provide volunteers for the new Oak Park Library, set to open this fall. The Oak Park Library is a public and school library, jointly operated by Ventura County and the Oak Park Unified School District. It is located adjacent […]

West Hills offers diabetes education

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center will offer programs on diabetes in October. The hospital is at 7300 Medical Center Drive, West Hills. From 7 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 2, cardiologist Benjamin Cohen, M.D. will discuss "Diabetes and Your Heart." People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. Knowledge of […]


At Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, there were no additional incident reports added to the press board after last week’s summaries for Los Angeles County. Oak Park At 8:30 a.m. Sept. 18 in the 6500 block of Maplegrove Street, the total loss was $2,125 when a weed eater, a lawn mower and a blower were stolen from an unlocked vehicle. Westlake/T.O. […]

Combination of flute, harp to make this concert special

Flutist Mary Predmore and harpist Kate Noumerova will join forces at 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 to produce the "mystical tones" of harp and flute in concert at Calvary Chapel, 101 N. Skyline Drive, Thousand Oaks. "Delightful duets" will be featured as well as "beautifully haunting solos." The program will feature a palette of styles, with works by Debussy, Glinka, […]

Water district’s rebates are nearing conclusion for local consumers

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) is offering a $300 rebate on the purchase of high efficiency washing machines, but only a few of the original 500 available rebates remain. Arlene Post, LVMWD public information officer, said that once the more valuable rebates are gone, the program will revert back to $100 rebates. The […]

Local rabbi celebrates marriage

By Saria Kraft Acorn Staff Writer Most often, a second wedding is an intimate gathering of friends and family, particularly when both spouses previously have been married. Not so when a rabbi takes a rebbetzin. Four rabbis, two cantors and a cantorial soloist officiated at the marriage of Rabbi Richard Spiegel to Linda Braverman early this summer at Temple Etz […]

Medical ethics explored at CLU conference

The Chicago-based Center of Bioethics and Human Dignity will conduct a conference titled "Life and Death in the 21st Century" Fri. and Sat., Oct. 3 and 4 in the chapel on the campus of California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. According to Steve Larson, pastor of Evangelical Free Church of the Conejo Valley, which is co-hosting the […]

Habitat for Humanity International builds on faith to fight poverty

Habitat for Humanity International builds on faith to fight poverty Habitat for Humanity International recently designated Sept. 14 through 21 as "Building on Faith Week." During this annual event, affiliates around the world partnered with local religious groups to make a strong statement about the need to eliminate substandard and poverty housing. Participation in this event ranged from worship services […]

Rusnak earns Audi Magna Society award for dealer excellence

Rusnak/Westlake Audi of Thousand Oaks has received Audi’s prestigious Magna Society designation this year. It’s one of the largest sales volume Audi retailers in the U.S., along with its sister location in Pasadena. The title is awarded annually to "the best of the best" Audi dealers in the country and recognizes them for excellence in all areas of dealership operations. […]

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