Memorial service planned for OPHS graduate

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer The Young family of Oak Park is enduring intense sorrow after the recent death of 19-year-old Elizabeth "Liz" Michelle Young. A 2002 graduate of Oak Park High School, Young was in her sophomore year at San Diego State University, studying psychology and planning a career in special education. Last month during winter break, Liz […]

Corporate sponsors sought for Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering local businesses the opportunity to participate in its annual fundraiser, "A Night to Remember . . . Vines and Vintages," through a corporate sponsorship program. The event, an evening of food, wine and music, will be held Sun., May 23 at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. Local businesses can support the Alzheimer’s Association by […]

Agoura beats Calabasas in local soccer action

Acorn Sports Writer

The Agoura girls’ soccer team defeated Calabasas, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon in a game played at Agoura High School. Scoring goals for the Chargers were Julie Craner, Kelley Ross, Justine Eshleman and Riley Clagett. The Agoura defense limited Calabasas to two shots as the Chargers improved to 2-3-1 in Marmonte League play and 4-3-3 overall. The loss dropped the Coyotes […]

Interfaith Council celebration seeks advertisers for program

The San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council (VIC) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in an "Interfaith Festival of Prayer in Music and Song" at 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 18 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. "The great music sung each year during VIC’s Interfaith Choir Concerts draws people of diverse faiths together and […]

API score reinstated for

Oak Hills Elementary School

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff writer Oak Park Unified School District won a victory earlier this month when the state Board of Education approved a waiver allowing Oak Hills Elementary School to receive a valid Academic Performance Index (API) score for 2003. The victory came after Tony Knight, OPUSD assistant superintendent of education, traveled to Sacramento to present an oral […]

Dinner benefits scholarship in memory of homicide victim

The Pilipino (sic) American Community of Conejo Valley invites the community to attend "Mardi Gras for Grace," a dinner dance from 6 p.m. to midnight Sat., Jan. 31 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Grace Asuncion Memorial Scholarship Foundation, initiated by the Pilipino American Alumni Chapter (PAAC) of the California Alumni Association […]

Program seeks volunteers to teach children

Interface Children’s Family Services is seeking volunteers interested in teaching personal safety to children ages 4-12 and their parents. Two Interface programs, "Taking Care of Little Me" and "My Body Belongs to Me" focus on sexual abuse prevention in a manner that’s non-threatening and age appropriate. Healthy family communication is encouraged and supported with materials. Daytime availability is needed. The […]

Golf fundraiser planned

A golf challenge tournament is being sponsored by Friends of Oak Park Schools to help raise funds to support Measure D4, the temporary parcel tax assessment. It will go before voters on Tues., March 2. The event on Mon., Feb. 23 at North Ranch Country Club will be formatted to provide a day of fun and camaraderie. Choices include two-man […]

Checklist helps with nurturing kids

A new resource can help you inspire character, competence among youth

Helping to nurture the nation’s children may be easier thanks to a new resource. America’s Promise, a national nonprofit alliance of communities dedicated to building the character and competence of our nation’s youth, recently announced the launch of its Five Promises Checklist, an online resource for adults seeking to have a positive impact on a child’s life. The Checklist provides […]

Reserve deputy gets ‘Courageous Citizen’ award

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer It was a full house at last week’s Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Westlake Village Inn, where David Katz, a reserve deputy from Lost Hills Sheriff’s station, received a "Courageous Citizen" award. Many dignitaries were present to honor Katz, who in late October became a local hero when he tackled a […]

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