Opposition to

Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club isn’t universal According to Tracy Sklar ("Letters" Jan. 8), the Boys & Girls Club is unwelcome in Oak Park. Ms. Sklar expresses her own opinion, not the consensus of the community. Having served six years on the Municipal Advisory Council, eight years on the school board and 13 years on the Parks and Recreation Planning Committee, I […]

State park user fees going up

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer As expected, California will be raising state park user fees on July 1. Campgrounds, museums and boat docks will be affected. The California State Parks Department is increasing its fees to offset a $15 million cut in the state budget. The parks department already has coped with $35 million in cutbacks the last four […]

Cancer patients sought for clinical trial

Cancer centers across the country are looking for patients with advanced colorectal cancer to participate in two new studies that are currently underway. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women in the U. S. Worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, there were nearly 1 million cases of colorectal cancer last year and nearly […]


The loss was $1,850 after a computer and fax machine were stolen from a home’s garage on Voltara Court between 9:15 and 9:45 a.m. Dec. 26. The garage door had been left open. Oak Park The loss was $480 when a digital camera and a memory card were stolen between 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and 6 p.m. Jan. 6 in […]

Why has

Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club changed its tune? Are our public parks available to be given away to private, nonprofit organizations? That is the real question in the hoopla over Cal Johnston and Ronnie Hewitt wanting to take over a park in Oak Park on which to build a facility. And that was the big question at the Municipal Advisory Council’s […]

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 […]

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