Middle school teacher makes math fun

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer When state agencies visit Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park to determine if Medea Creek will be named a state Model School, something that might tip the scales in favor of Medea Creek are Brian Winsick’s seventh- and eighth-grade math classes. Winsick, 38, has taught for nine years at Medea Creek. He’s a […]

Skiers need to protect their eyes

Taking a few precautions before you hit the slopes can help make skiing safe and fun. "Most people think about their physical fitness for skiing, but they also need to protect their eyes," said Dr. Reza Haque, spokesman for Novartis Ophthalmics North America. "Their ‘fitness program’ for their eyes begins with a pair of sunglasses that blocks harmful ultraviolet rays. […]

Author who posed as Catholic to escape Holocaust will discuss her experiences

Trudi Alexy, whose Jewish family fled Austria and hid in Fascist Spain as baptized Catholics to escape the Holocaust, will be the guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 22 at Temple Beth Haverim, 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. She’s the author of "The Mezuzah in the Madonna’s Foot: Marranos and Other Secret Jews" and "The Marrano Legacy: A Contemporary […]

Boys & Girls Club

is trying to
pull a fast one

Boys & Girls Club is trying to pull a fast one The administrators of the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) of Las Virgenes and Conejo Valley are trying to pull a fast one on Oak Park as they did in Thousand Oaks at Los Cerritos Middle School. In both cases there was strong opposition to the program, but their public […]


Children, too, at risk for chronic fatigue

Chronic fatigue syndrome, also called chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), is a serious medical condition that can affect children as well as adults. Children as young as 5 years old have been found to have CFIDS, although the onset is more common in puberty. Cognitive problems Children with CFIDS exhibit symptoms similar to adults, including severe exhaustion, problems […]

Sermon subject: ‘Truth’

"Truth" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Jan. 25 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Jeremiah 10:10: "…the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king." Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is […]

Wants to make intersection safer for kids

Wants to make intersection safer for kids In the past month I have spoken with dozens of parents, residents and business owners in the Lake Lindero section of Agoura Hills and we all agree that something must be done to improve the safety factor of traveling through the intersection at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lake Lindero Drive. The most critical […]

State gets $13 million for security

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the allocation of more than $13.7 million to California to deal with hazards and enhance preparedness for disasters. The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program "is another step toward achieving President George W. Bush’s vision for comprehensive emergency management at state and local levels that’s adaptable to any […]


THURS., JAN. 15 Inherit the Wind Oak Park High School’s Spotlight Club produces "Inherit the Wind," a thought-provoking courtroom drama based on 1920s Scopes Monkey Trial, with showtime at 7:30 p.m. and performances tonight through Sat., Jan. 17 at the school, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. $5-$10. (818) 735-3300 Meet Young Talent New West Symphony music director Boris Brott […]

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