Oak Park girl excels at piano

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com When she was little, before she could even read, Vivian Rotenstein, 10, of Oak Park, was playing the piano. At first she played on a toy piano, pressing the colorful plastic keys with unbridled enthusiasm. It wasn’t until she began copying her sister Lisa on a real piano that her parents realized how much Vivian enjoyed […]

Trails Day coming Saturday to

Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas

The National Park Service and California State Parks in conjunction with a number of other organizations and agencies will sponsor a National Trails Day celebration from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., June 5 at Malibu Creek State Park on Malibu Canyon Road just south Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. The theme of this year’s event is "Trails and Health . […]

History Day winners announced

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Music, civil rights, the transcontinental railroad and ancient Greece were just a few of the topics explored by local middle and high school students who submitted winning entries to an annual History Day event and won the county competition. The 19 students were honored at a recent Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) meeting by district […]

Westlake Lutheran offers two services

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. at Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Childcare is provided all morning. Sunday School for preschool through adult is at 9:35 a.m. Vacation Bible School will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. June 20 to 24. To register children, call (805) 497-4888. For more information, please visit www.westlakelutheran.com.

Lake Lindero residents need to get on the same page

Lake Lindero residents need to get on the same page I would like to invite members of Lake Lindero Homeowners’ Association (LLHA) to attend the next meetings so that we can attend to important matters confronting the organization. During the annual meeting on March 17, only 12 persons were present. For lack of a quorum, that meeting was rescheduled to […]

Fourth-graders learn about city government

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Fourth-grade students from White Oak Elementary in Westlake Village recently gathered in council chambers hall for a mock city council meeting through the City to School Program implemented this year by Kerry Kallman, community events coordinator for the city. The program introduces students to local government through interactive and independent learning. Kallman, other city staff members […]

AHS students prepare gourmet lunch

Homeschooled girl wins spelling bee

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Ten-year-old Kendra Yosh-inaga, a fourth-grade student in Oak Park’s independent study program and a resident of Thousand Oaks, has a permanent smile on her face now that she won the Ventura County Spelling Bee sponsored by the Ventura County Star. Her easiest word during the competition, she said, was weapon and her most difficult was bibliopegist, […]

Religion newswriters offered scholarships

The Religion Newswriters Association (RNA) is accepting applications for its Lilly Scholarships in Religion program, which offers up to $5,000 to journalists enrolling in college-level courses on religion. The RNA foundation has made available $50,000 to help journalists cover tuition, books and fees at any accredited college, university, seminary or similar institution. Journalists can take any course they choose, as […]

Draft may return

While we are busy running our children to soccer practice or helping them fill out college applications, a force has been gathering in Congress that few people seem to be aware of. On Jan. 7, 2003 two bills were introduced. A bill in the House of Representatives (H.R.-163) was introduced by U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) with 13 co-sponsors, […]

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