Oak Park teenager recognized for service as docent

In recognition of his service to the Junior Docent program at the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks, Daniel Jacobs of Oak Park was to be presented with a Certificate of Excellence Award during a recent Senior Awards Night at Oak Park High School. The 17-year-old high school senior has been involved in the Junior Docent program at the […]

Zonta Club installs board of directors

New officers and board members of the Zonta Club of the Conejo Valley were recently installed into office by past president Patricia Thomas-Scribner. The slate of new officers includes Diane Atkinson, president; Delores Chantra, first vice president; Collette Friedman, second vice president in charge of programs; Sandra Cherry, treasurer; Barbara O’Gorman, secretary; Pat Johnson and Laura Lee Curtis, directors. The […]

Oak Park camps, recreation programs announced

A variety of activities are planned for sites at Red Oak Elementary,
Mae Boyar Park

A variety of activities are planned for sites at Red Oak Elementary, Mae Boyar Park Oak Park Recreation is currently accepting registration for summer classes and activities. Among the many offerings are: Pilates, yoga, jazzercise, Tae Kwon Do, dog obedience, cheer/tumbling, archery, tennis camp and league, chess camp, preschool day camp, arts, crafts and dance classes. For schedule and information, […]

Group plans summer fun for preschoolers

The MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group is taking a breather for summer, transitioning from their meetings during the school year to a summer of planned fun activities. Two groups meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. during the school year at the Evangelical Free Church of the Conejo Valley, one on every other Tuesday, the other on every other Wednesday. About […]

Time to hand the mess over to Iraq

I know I am not the only Republican who wishes President Bush would quit shooting himself in the foot over this dead-end situation in Iraq. It is a well-known fact that the various religions/factions/tribes in the Middle East (including the Israelis and Palestinians) have been killing one another for centuries. And there is no reason why it should stop now. […]

Gardening relaxation

Marine will be shipping out to West Pacific

By Lisa Wassilieff Special to The Acorn "Teamwork," "Drive" and "Courage" are the three words on the Whidbey Island-class dock-landing ship USS Comstock’s crest. Those words take a literal meaning to the sailors and Marines of Comstock as they prepare for their upcoming Western Pacific deployment scheduled for this summer. Along with Comstock sailors, Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary […]

Open house set for landscape architects

UCLA Extension’s Landscape Architecture Program will present a free open house from 7 to 10 p.m. Mon., June 14 at UCLA Extension’s 1010 Westwood Center, 1010 Westwood Blvd., Room 320, in Westwood. An instructor, a current student, and a graduate of the program will speak about the curriculum and careers in the field of landscape architecture. New students who enroll […]

Kids’ Nature Festival scheduled

Butterflies, bats and ladybugs will parade through the 14th annual Kids’ Nature Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., June 5 at Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. It will feature outdoor activities for children 8 and under. Three dozen activity booths will entertain and educate young children about nature. Among the attractions, children will discover the […]

Santa Monica Mountains deserve extra protection against development

Santa Monica Mountains deserve extra protection against development Santa Monica Mountains deserve extra protection against development Los Angeles County is going to make it nearly impossible to build homes on the ridgelines of the Santa Monica Mountains. The picturesque beauty of the ridgelines and peaks deserve to be preserved, and the new ordinance—currently going through the approval process—would protect against […]

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