LV school board reorganizes, Pat Schulz receives a farewell

Newcomer Gaines sworn into office

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education bid farewell to school board member Pat Schulz Tuesday, and welcomed Jill Gaines as the newest member of the panel. Superintendent Donald Zimring said that during Schulz’s eight years on the board she attended 314 meetings, an estimated 350 school or districtrelated events, and had donated 2,149 hours of service to […]

Diabetics can eat healthy for the holidays

Holiday celebrations offer temptation for partygoers to abandon healthy nutrition habits, but calorieladen festivities pose a special challenge to the 20 million Americans who have diabetes. “The key to successfully navigating the holiday season is to remember that even though you can take a holiday, your diabetes never does,” said Dr. Philip Barnett, director of the Anna and Max Webb […]

Lions tie CIF-Southern Section record with fifth consecutive title

OCHS routs Nordhoff, 52-7, to claim Northwest Division championship

The Oaks Christian football team continued its assault on the California high school record books last Friday night in the CIFSouthern Section Northwest Division championship game. In rolling through Nordhoff 52-7 at Newbury Park High, the Lions (11-3), according to CalHiSports.com, became only the second team in Southern Section history to win five consecutive section titles. From 1997 to 2001, […]

From movies to mistletoe, holiday traditions last

No matter how a family may celebrate the holidays, whether following age-old traditions or creating new ones, they are a time for remembering the past and celebrating the future. Here’s a little background on some of the more well-known holiday traditions that are still part of modern celebrations. •Christmas stockings. The tradition of stockings started in Holland during the 16th […]

Reader elects ‘Scrooge of the Year’

In response to “No handouts for the poor,” The Acorn, Dec. 6. Congratulations, Mr. Edwin Locke of Westlake Village, you have just been selected “Scrooge of the Year.” It was not a difficult decision considering you must be an adult who obviously has prospered and had plenty of time to understand and learn about the disparities of life. May you […]


Each year in February, Prudential California Realty holds a companywide breakfast banquet to honor its award winners from the previous year. There are several accolades at the national level, acknowledgment for exceptional excellence, “Rookie of the Year” and more awards. At the end of the ceremony, broker/owner Bob Majorino announces the year’s top 20 agents from the firm, who then […]

Oak Park boy designs in duct tape

Duct tape isn’t just for home repair. The sturdy adhesive tape is known for its ability to fix just about anything, but one Oak Park boy uses the hardy tape to create an endless array of items from party favors and accessories to shoes and backpacks. Nathaniel Driggs, 10, was inspired to make duct tape products after seeing a friend’s […]

Tips to beat the holiday blues

The Los Angeles Department of Mental Health wants to remind citizens of Los Angeles and Ventura counties to take care of themselves during this busy holiday season. With the holiday season just around the corner, so are the comforting seasonal images of cheer, family get-togethers, college and professional football games, lavish meals, rush of shopping and sharing of gifts. But […]

For the record

The Acorn wasn’t notified about the change of location for last week’s Oaks Christian vs. Nordhoff High football playoff game until after the paper went to press. The game was moved from OCHS to Newbury Park High.

Reagan Library hosts annual ‘Christmas Around The World’

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has opened its 14th annual holiday exhibit “Christmas Around the World,” which will run through Jan. 6 at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. This exhibit features decorated trees representing the 26 countries Reagan visited while in office, as well as an additional 12 themed trees, including the Nutcracker Tree, the White House Tree and the […]