OPHS told to give more help to average students, underachievers

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Oak Park High School recently learned that it should put greater emphasis on average-to-below-average students. The school had gone through a lengthy process of seeking and obtaining accreditation through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In response to the procedure, the school recently received a final report. WASC is one of six regional associations […]

Agoura Hills residents encouraged to complete recreation survey

Agoura Hills residents encouraged to complete recreation survey The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services asks residents to fill in the Recreation Survey located on pages 41and 42 of the Spring Parks and Recreation Brochure. Input is appreciated from everyone, and current participation in the department’s recreation programs isn’t required. Participation in the survey will help the department […]

Mercy Crusade services benefit pets

Mercy Crusade was founded in 1949, Tailwagger Foundation in 1935. They are nonprofit animal welfare organizations. Their goals are to eliminate animal overpopulation and euthanasia, to educate the public about responsible pet ownership and to provide resources for reduced-fee spaying and neutering. In order to reach their goals, Mercy Crusade/Tailwagger Foundation contributes to the cost of spaying and neutering companion […]

Fifth-grade Lupin Hill student to visit Maya Indians in Belize with doctors

Jackie Romero, a fifth-grade student at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas will be going on a distant field trip to Belize in Central America with a group of physicians and dentists who belong to Dos Amigos, a nonprofit organization that provides free medical and dental care to the Maya Indians. Lupin Hill students are encouraged to participate in the […]

Pastor serves up a spiritual feast

By the Rev. Thomas K. Tewell Jesus Christ said, “I am the bread of life. Anyone who comes to me will never hunger. Anyone who believes in me will never thirst.” In the Bible, eating and food are used as important metaphors for the Kingdom of God. When Jesus described the kingdom, he so often described it in terms of […]

Crossing the line

Pet photographer has eye for older dogs

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Almost everybody loves puppies, but real dog lovers appreciate the qualities of the older dog, mellowed in nature and consistently loving and loyal. Dog lover and pet photographer Mark J. Asher of Westlake Village has captured the essence of elderly dogs in his book, "Old Friends: Great Dogs on the Good Life," a collection of older […]

Open Space Open House planned

The Conejo Open Space Trails Advisory Committee (COSTAC) invites area residents to attend the Open Space Open House and Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., April 3 at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. COSTAC members, COSCA park rangers and Conejo Recreation & Park District (CRPD) Outdoor Program representatives will be on hand […]

Viewpoint junior wins science award

Viewpoint School junior Robyn Strumpf has received the Young Naturalist Award from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She was one of a dozen winners selected from more than 1,100 students who entered the research-based essay contest, which promotes participation and communication in science among students in grades seven through 12. Strumpf was honored for her research […]

Thanks to campaign, kids are getting more active

Thanks to campaign, kids are getting more active A recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) award-winning multicultural Verbâ122campaign found that physical activity among the nation’s youth is increasing as a result of the campaign. One of the most dramatic effects was a 34 percent increase in weekly free-time physical activity sessions among 8.6 million children […]

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