2007-01-18

Mayor’s trip called into question



Why is the mayor of Los Angeles spending $500,000 to go to Asia when the money is needed for police officers, healthcare and education? With money so needed for police, the city tried to pass a bond issue during an election to hire police and lost the bond issue. Where did the money for this trip come from? Why is […]

Oak Park deals with alcohol issue



In Ventura County, the host or person responsible at a teen party could be fined $1,000 to $2,500 if police are called to an underage drinking incident at the host’s home. Learn about the county’s new Social Host Ordinance at 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 25 at the Oak Park High School Pavilion. Capt. Bill Flannigan and attorney Lyle Greenberg will […]

Reagan Library needs docents



The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum has plenty of visitors. What it needs are more docents to help educate those visitors. “We have tours that we can’t fulfill because we don’t have enough trained people to do them,” said Carol Cohea, visitor services supervisor. Cohea and her colleagues are looking for enthusiastic people with an interest in history who […]

Agoura High student wins essay contest about teacher



Stephen Corwin, 17, loves mathematics, but it was his knack for writing that landed him, his math teacher Steve Bacharach and Agoura High School in the limelight. Stephen entered a nationwide Texas Instruments essay contest asking students to demonstrate how a teacher has affected a pupil’s academic success by using a TI graphing calculator. Stephen’s essay was chosen as the […]

Epiphany supports Adopt-A-Family services



The Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park sponsored 13 families last December through the Lutheran Social Services’ Adopta-Family program by contributing $3,000 in gift cards for LSS to distribute. The Episcopal church also contributed to other programs, such as providing new sweatshirts, toys and food for 300 children living in extreme poverty near Tijuana, Mexico. The parish supports Habitat […]

Ride service is a lifesaver



I am a senior citizen living in Agoura with my son and his wife. I do not have a driver’s license. I am dependent upon Dial-A-Ride, and I am writing to tell you that it is a very special and wonderful service. It has made my life very pleasant, and I want to commend the unsung heroes who take such […]

Book is chock full of local lore



What do Frankenstein, talking apes, a United States president and Mr. Blandings’ dream house have in common? Try Malibou Lake. In author Brian Rooney’s book “Three Magical Miles,” the history and lore of Malibou Lake comes alive with hundreds of tales and photographs documenting the formation of the lakeside community from its Chumash days to a Hollywood hot spot for […]

King memorial campaign holds fundraising dinner

Goal is to raise $1 million for national monument

A committee of Ventura County business and community leaders, whose goal is to raise $1 million to help pay construction costs for the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., will host a fundraising dinner at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. UCLA basketball coach John Wooden […]

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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 email address: newstip@theacorn.com.           AgouraChargers Sat.,     Jan.     20:     Spirit cheerleading competition         CalabasasCoyotes Fri.,Jan.19:Spring musical au- ditions Sat.,Jan.20:Spring musical au- ditions Wed.,Jan.24:Final exams/pe- riods 1 and 2/school hours 7:40 a.m. to 12:06 […]

Church of the Hills welcomes senior pastor



Dave Crouse has been selected by Christian Church of the Hills to serve a second time as the church’s senior pastor. The board of elders also named Duane Dolieslager worship leader and Chris Miuccio as a pastoral intern. Crouse was senior pastor from 1990 to 2001 and has served as interim pastor the past several months. He will continue as […]