Tight fiscal policies effective in OPUSD, auditor says

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com   Oak Park Unified School District is in good financial condition, according to Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman LLP, an auditing firm based in LaVerne. The school board reviewed the firm’s audit report during a recent meeting. Budget shortages haven’t prevented OPUSD from staying financially sound because the district is running as lean as it can on […]

Future builders?

Future builders?

American Indian Heritage Month declared

Oak Park Unified School District last week declared November as American Indian Heritage Month. The declaration slightly modified a similar document from the county. OPUSD Superintendent Anthony Knight was concerned that the original resolution, drafted by Ventura County, perpetuated undesirable myths about Native Americans. "My objections and those shared by the board are that this resolution perpetuates the ‘noble savage’ myth long […]

Camarillo Community Theatre to host events

Upcoming events for the Camarillo Community Theatre include the following. The theatre is at 330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo. For information on any of their events or to book reservations, please call (805) 388-5716 or visit website www.camarillotheatre.org. A holiday show geared for the entire family, "Home for the Holidays," will be presented from Fri., Dec. 3 through Sun., Dec. 19. […]

Mariachi Festival to help fund scholarships

Pepperdine University’s Hispanic Council will present its ninth annual Mariachi Festival at 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The event, which raises educational scholarship funds, will feature several musical performances. This year’s concert, produced and directed by Jose Hernandez, is "A Merry-achi Christmas" and is being co-presented by the Cacique […]

Young driver pleads guilty in vehicular manslaughter case

A 16-year-old Thousand Oaks boy charged with gross vehicular manslaughter in the death of his young friend admitted guilt Monday in Ventura County Superior Court. Dep. District Attorney Bernardo Gonzales also had charged the juvenile with one count of reckless driving on Oct. 29, but that charge was dropped, a court official said. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 16. Gregory […]

How will you do on this wild turkey trivia test?

How will you do on this wild turkey trivia test? Here’s your chance to stump and impress family members with wild turkey trivia when you’re sitting around the table today enjoying a Thanksgiving Day feast. One of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s missions is to educate its members and the public on the history and ways of the wild turkey. […]

Hispanic recognition program honors Oak Park student

Sebastian Cano Besquet, a member of the senior class at Oak Park Independent School and Oak Park High School, has been recognized as a Scholar by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program. This program provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school seniors and identifies them for postsecondary institutions. The College Board is an association […]

Master Chorale to present Christmas concerts

Los Robles Master Chorale will present a Christmas concert titled "Magnificat!" the weekend of Sat. and Sun., Dec. 4 and 5. The chorale will perform at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 in the Performing Arts Center on the Moorpark College campus, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. At 2:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 the Chorale will perform at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, […]

Agoura High School holiday boutique coming next Tuesday

A holiday boutique sponsored by the Class of 2005 is set for 11:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues., Nov. 30 in Agoura High School’s G-Building, 28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. Jewelry, clothing, purses, candles and personalized items will be sold. Prices range from $5 to $50, and all proceeds benefit the Safe and Sober Grad Night. Only cash or checks […]