Oak Park soon to receive emergency defibrillator

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The Ventura County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing Jan. 25 to approve funding for a public defibrillator program and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for the community of Oak Park. The programs will be funded via community service area no. 4 (Oak Park) revenue. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) already […]

For the record

In the Jan. 13 Acorn, Qdoba Mexican Grill was incorrectly identified as Adobe Restaurant.

Newbury park workshop features cultural crafts

Artist Michael Williams will lead a cultural craft workshop teaching participants how to make dream catchers or prayer sticks with beads, feathers and other materials in a two-session event on Sun., Jan. 30 at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park. The first session will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon with another session from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Williams’ […]

Hiring a College

Admission Counselor

Fueled by anxiety about the increasing competition for admission to selective colleges, hiring an independent college admission counselor has become more popular in recent years. But it’s not a requirement. Many families manage the college application process on their own. For students and parents who have the time and energy, there are books and websites loaded with information. Some families […]

Winners on the court

Old light box signs plague Agoura

Thank you for your coverage of the Agoura Hills planning commission’s meeting, at which I spoke last week ("Agoura Hills sign ordinance generates differing viewpoints"). A small but significant correction is in order. It was not the freeway-facing signs which I described as a kind of grandfathered plague, but rather the fairly numerous old light box signs that escape current […]

School district changes class schedule

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Agoura High School is adding an extra period to the daily classroom schedule next year and modifying its existing schedule. The Las Virgenes Unified School District last week approved the scheduling change which allows students to take an early "zero-period" class followed by a support class. The move was approved by the district after a presentation […]

Saluting trailblazers

It’s time to fill out and submit financial aid forms for college

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, should be completed for all college applicants, regardless of parental income levels, said Allison Pilmer, associate director of admissions at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Pilmer spoke recently to parents about the FAFSA process at a recent Oak Park High School-sponsored education workshop. FAFSA […]

West Hills High School emphasizes Jewish values

West Hills High School emphasizes Jewish values New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) is the fastest-growing Jewish community high school in the U.S. Now in its third year with grades 9, 10 and 11, NCJHS offers an excellent college preparatory program with a stellar faculty, a teacher/student ratio of 1 to 14, athletic teams and experiential informal education. NCJHS is […]