Candidates compete in Assembly forum

Five Democrats, two Republicans and a Libertarian will vie for Fran Pavley's 41st District seat in June primary

Local voters Tuesday night heard the eight candidates competing for the 41st Assembly answer questions about an array of issues ranging from soaring gasoline prices and problems plaguing education and the environment, to healthcare and illegal immigration. The June 6 primary election will decide which Democrat and which Republican advances to the November general election. The Assembly seat is being […]

Rare Disease Clubhouse offers hope

When Pandora opened her dowry box, all the evils it held escaped and engulfed the world with crime, anger, suffering and disease. But she shut the box in time to save its only positive offering, the miracle of hope. Sabrina Woodruff, an Oak Park resident, is no stranger to the power of hope. With help from her stepsister, Sandra Hancock, […]

Lindero student receives national award

The United States Achievement Academy recently named Eric Tamsut of Westlake Village a U.S. National Award winner in English. This prestigious honor goes to less than 10 percent of all American middle and high school students. Eric, who attends Lindero Canyon Middle School, was nominated by his teacher, Nancy Boston. He is the son of Meir and Linda Tamsut of […]

Westlake tennis squad bounced by Corona del Mar

Calabasas breaks ground on playground for disabled

Officials broke ground Monday on a new park for special needs children. Brandon’s Village is at Gates Canyon Park near Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Calabasas. The playground is made possible through a $1 million donation from the Friedman Charitable Trust. Brandon’s Village will be the only playground of its kind in the region and will serve more than 5,000 special […]

Support for school bond

I want to encourage The Acorn readers to come out to vote on June 6 and when they do vote, to support our local schools by voting yes on Measure G. Measure G will provide the necessary funding to ensure that the educational facilities our children use remain at the highest level. Measure G also brings 21st century technology into […]

Cul-de-sac Home in Oakcreek Estates

This house is on a small, quiet cul-de-sac away from the hustle and bustle of busy streets. Hidden at the end of the cul-de-sac is a beautiful, quiet, little park area. This home is part of the Oakcreek Estates in the highly proclaimed Las Virgenes Unified School District. This house has an open and contemporary floorplan and includes a large […]

July Fourth parade route is set

The Spirit of Calabasas Foundation, founded last November to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, will continue its relief efforts by putting on an inaugural Calabasas Fourth of July Parade. The event will benefit the residents of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina destroyed the parish, a small community of 26,000 people south of New Orleans. The foundation is looking […]

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Emily’s rat “On hot days, I need to have my air conditioner up really high because of Buddy.” The speaker is my friend Emily, who lives in a tiny Thousand Oaks studio apartment with her pet rat- one of only a few pets who would fit in the small living space comfortably. Emily is a warm and cheerful woman who […]

Oak Park Independent School offers option

Alternative school provides time for other activitie

For those who have trouble adhering to restrictive scheduleOak Park Independent Schoo(OPIS) is committed to providin‘–students with the breathing room not offered within traditional school hours. Now in its eighth year of operation, the school offers students in kindergarten through grade 12 the opportunity to receive a quality education without the constant din of the school bell. The ability to […]

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