For the record

A story about enrollment in Oak Park Unified School District last week mistakenly reported that 53 kindergartners enrolled this fall. The district accepted a total of 166 kindergartners this year. OPUSD’s overall enrollment is down 58 students from last year in all grades, and kindergarten enrollment was 30 below expectations for this year.

Acorn designer eyes nature’s beauty

His photos to be featured in a show

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Photographs, unlike memories, have the power to capture a moment of specific detail forever, according to David McMartin, a nature and wildlife photographer. McMartin, 25, works at The Acorn Newspapers as a graphic designer. Two of his photographs will be displayed at the Spirit Mountain photography contest and show at the National Park Service Visitor Center […]

Contractor license course slated

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension, 6201 Winnetka Ave. in Woodland Hills, is offering a course that will provide instruction in California State Contractor’s License Laws and Trades Review. The class, offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 15 to Nov. 19, will cover topics such as laws on safety, payroll, accounting practices, bookkeeping methods, business management and employee relations. […]

Church hosts event to preach good sportsmanship

On Oct. 9, former National High School Football Coach of the Year and current Oaks Christian head coach Bill Redell will headline a group of presenters at the first ever Emmanuel Church Sports Day, an event designed to teach the "the values of competing with courage, honor, ethics and integrity in our competitive world." Located at 588 Camino Manzanas in […]

Kids to learn about nocturnal wildlife

"Nighttime in Nature" is the theme of the next Youth Naturalist Program presented by Mountains Restoration Trust from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 9 at Headwaters Corner, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas. Open to youth ages 8 to 12, the environmental education program will help children discover the nightlife of wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains. Participants will […]

Detailing shop would destroy habitat

My name is Alex Charnley and I go to Lindero Canyon Middle School, which is just up the street from the proposed auto detailing facility. In the morning and the afternoon the Canwood/Reyes Adobe intersection gets very crowded. With the detail shop in place, the traffic would just increase. My mom and I moved from West Los Angeles to Agoura […]

GOP candidate says she’s the centrist choice in state Assembly race

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Heather Peters is ready to take on the world of politics. An attorney and professional mediator, Peters ran for governor during the Gray Davis recall election and is now challenging Democratic incumbent Fran Pavley for the state Assembly’s 41st District seat. The 41st Assembly district includes the cities of Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Oak Park, […]

Spectrum Club invites residents to Privilege Card kick-off party

Spectrum Club Thousand Oaks will hold a Spectrum Privilege Card Program kick-off party from 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Oct 14 at the club, 2400 Willow Lane, Thousand Oaks. In a show of appreciation for its members and the communities in which they live, Spectrum has brought together more than 100 Conejo Valley retailers and service providers to extend Spectrum […]

American Heart Walk produces smiling faces

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The Toro family was more than happy to take part in the American Heart Association’s annual heart walk last weekend in Westlake Village. Medical advances that were indirectly funded by the volunteer effort helped saved their child’s life. The five-kilometer fundraising walk began at the Westlake Village Civic Center early in the morning hours as hundreds […]

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