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High school students learn the meaning of tolerance

After a series of bullying and hate-related incidents on campus, students at Oak Park High School participated in “Tolerance Week.” Discussions were held in mid-December about the meaning of tolerance, and student films and essay and arts contests were presented on the issue. A woman who survived the Holocaust spoke of her experiences and suggested actions that students could take […]

Astronomical society to meet

John Dobson will be the speaker at the Ventura County Astronomical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 19 in the multipurpose room at Mesa Union School, 3901 N. Mesa School Road in Somis. The public is invited. Dobson will discuss how “the riches of the heavens are there for the taking by anyone with a few simple materials.” Dobson […]

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All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Mon., Jan. 8: School resumes Tues., Jan. 9: Late start day/special bell schedule Wed., Jan. 10: School site council meeting/A-1/3:05 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Mon., Jan. […]

Auditions open for musical revue ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’

Auditions for Cabrillo Music Theatre’s “Smokey Joe’s Café” will be Sat. and Mon., Jan. 27 and 29. Saturday’s call is for non-Equity performers and will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks. Monday’s auditions are Equity only and will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Screenland II, 10501 Burbank […]

Newly Remodeled Home

This newly remodeled, high-vaulted ceiling home is in move-in condition. It includes new molding, custom paint and ¾ solid hardwood floors. It features a large kitchen with granite counter tops, oak cabinets and top-end appliances. It has slate floors in from the two-car attached garage, and custom faucets and fixtures. There are ceiling fans in every room. It has large […]

Teachers receive salary increase

Teachers and staff in Oak Park will receive a 6.25 percent raise, the largest salary increase in at least three years. An increase in health benefits also was approved by the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education at its December meeting. Annual health coverage jumped from a cap of about $11,000 to $13,183. The raise and health coverage […]

Consider travel insurance for cruise

Cruises are among the most popular romantic vacations for Americans. Couples account for more than 79 percent of all cruisers who typically go for six or more days, spending an average of $1,690, not including airfare, according to Cruise Lines International Association. That sweetheart deal can turn sour, however, if couples do not research and prepare to make sure everything […]

Crossing the finish line

ON THE RUN—The Oak Park High School cross country team gathers for its annual end-of-the-season banquet at which time the athletes are recognized for their performance and leadership. Graduating senior team members thanked the coaches by presenting them with painted trash bins used as ice baths by the team after intense workouts. Shown here are the seniors and the coaches.

Pepperdine to present ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre Department will present “The Playboy of the Western World” by J.M. Synge at 7:30 p.m. Tues. through Fri., Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 3, at the Malibu campus’ Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. The show is directed by George […]