OPHS decathlete gets special award


After competing in the Ventura County Academic Decathlon for four consecutive years, Sarah Vasend, an Oak Park High School senior, was a big winner at the recent 2004 Ventura County Academic Decathlon awards ceremony at Pacifica High School in Oxnard. While Vasend was thrilled to capture awards in several categories, one honor stands out. Having been the only student of […]

Local woman trains a movie star

People with disabilities sought for new study

People with disabilities sought for new study The Community Research for Assistive Technology survey seeks people with disabilities to provide input on ways they use different devices (assistive technology) in their daily lives. This survey will be used to inform lawmakers, vendors, employers and others on the importance of assistive technology in the lives of people with disabilities. To take […]

Lions’ Hoven sets records

Oaks Christian senior Alysha Hoven had four goals and six assists in a soccer win over Santa Clara High School last week. The Lions improved to 14-2-4 overall and 6-0 in league with the win. For Hoven, it was her 18th career hat trick and it gave her 124 goals in four years along with 79 assists. In six league […]

LVUSD deserves a parcel tax

LVUSD deserves a parcel tax The question was raised in a letter in the Jan. 29 issue of The Acorn whether the proposed parcel tax to support the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is valid. The answer is an emphatic yes. As almost everyone who lives in Agoura, Calabasas or Westlake knows, the Las Virgenes school district has a […]

New magazine features local culture

The city of Westlake Village has announced the publication of a new magazine featuring recreation and cultural programs for all ages, from tots to senior citizens. General information about the city, recent city news, special library programs and city special events will be included. The Westlake Cultural Recreation magazine will be published quarterly and mailed to all city residents in […]

Antiques group explores paper collectibles

The Antiques Study Group at the Stagecoach Inn Museum will offer a series of classes covering "Paper Collectibles" from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays throughout the month of March beginning on March 4. The museum is at 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The first class will cover post- cards, showing their origin and categories. Greeting cards, especially […]


THURS., FEB. 12 Moms Sweet on Love Conejo Valley Chapter of Mothers and More meets 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Conejo Valley Church of Christ, 2525 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, to celebrate Valentine’s Day traditions with family stories and sweets. (805) 498-9385 Let’s Get Musical New West Symphony League: Maestro Boris Brott will interview pianist Robert Edward Thies from […]

Eagles hope to finish unbeaten in league again


The Oak Park girls’ basketball team defeated St. Bonaventure, 54-46, last week, improving the Eagles to 16-6 overall and 7-0 in Tri-Valley League play. Shir Raanan led Oak Park with 17 points, including five 3-pointers. Jamie Rauchwarger had 12 points and Alexandra Howard added 10. Later in the week, Oak Park defeated Bishop Diego, 67-42, as Rauchwarger and Raanan scored […]

Measure E will help libraries

Measure E will help libraries Do you remember some of our favorite first books? Perhaps, like me, you loved Dr. Seuss, Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh poems and stories, and the Wizard of Oz. Books like these make a lasting impression and help us to become lifelong readers. For many of us, it was a librarian who helped us find […]

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