2007-09-06

Teens spend month in the Andes helping children at orphanage



While teenagers often fill the lazy days of summer with beach trips, movie nights and hanging out with friends, a 17-year-old Oak Park student helped make the lives of orphaned children a little brighter. Amber Tormey and her boyfriend, Tim Martinez, a former Oak Park student who is starting his freshman year at Boston University, joined the nonprofit group United […]

Event will raise funds for Ride On equestrian services



David H. Murdock will host a fundraising event to benefit Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship and the services that they offer to the disabled on Sat., Sept. 15 at Ventura Farms, 235 W. Potrero Road, Thousand Oaks The event starts at 3 p.m. with cocktails, silent auction and equestrian performances by the Foxfield Drill Team and other riders. The charge of […]

Workout Express has personal exercise space



Techno music pumps out of the speakers at Ladies Workout Express while women circle the 30-minute circuit of weight machines, step aerobics and free weights. Whether they are hula hooping or crunching on inflated exercise balls, the women are clearly having a good time squeezing in a half-hour of exercise. Although the gym is packed with circuit machines and cardio […]

Reach Out to Your Local School District

Oak Park Unified

District Office Switchboard: (818)735-3200 Principals Debra Burgher, principal, Brookside Elementary School: dburgher@opusd.k12.ca.us Leslie Heilbron, principal, Oak Hills Elementary School: lheilbron@opusd.k12.ca.us Jon Duim, principal, Red Oak Elementary School: jduim@opusd.k12.ca.us Brad Benioff, principal, Medea Creek Middle School: bbenioff@opusd.k12.ca.us Lynn McCormack, principal, Oak Park High School: lmccormack@opusd.k12.ca.us Lou Tabone, principal, Oak View High School: ltabone@opusd.k12.ca.us

‘It’s my party and I’ll bark if I want to’

Birthday parties for Fido are growing in popularity

Dog birthday parties are the latest trend in pet ownership. It was recently reported that more than 70,000 pets in the United States have had a birthday party thrown for them by their owners. This pet party trend has taken off in other countries as well, including China, Japan and England. The American Veterinarian Medical Association reports that there are […]

Top 10 clothes choices for back-to-school shopping



The search is always on for school clothes that are durable and look great. To help parents compose must-have shopping lists for this school season, here are a few tips. •Sneakers. The No. 1 musthave item for school shopping is new tennies. When asked, 95 percent of moms agreed that athletic shoes are a priority. Special features to look for […]

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Pets find eternal peace at local cemetery

Calabasas landmark dates back to 1928

By Eliav Appelbaum  eliava@theacorn.com Ellen Newth didn’t know what to do with her dog, Spooky. Spooky was hit and killed by a car in New York City in 1984 and was cremated at the New York Animal Mortuary. Newth flew to California with Spooky’s cremains in her purse, but another 12 years went by before she could find a permanent […]

Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station holds open house



The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15 at 27050 Agoura Road. Displays and demonstrations will include helicopter and police cars, arson/explosives unit, SWAT, K9 unit, mounted posse, mountain rescue and Team Sheriff racing drag car. There will be special appearances by the L.A. County Fire Department’s engine, tillerquint/hook […]

Mount Boney 4-H Club begins new year



The Mount Boney 4-H Club of the Conejo Valley meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Cameron Center, 288 Greenmeadow Drive, Thousand Oaks. The next meeting will be Sept. 10. Enrollment for the 2007-08 4-H year begins the month. Local projects planned for the year include rabbits, poultry, jewelry, sewing, quilting, candle […]


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