Student ambassadors train against school violence

Part 2 of three parts

Defusing a dangerous situation on campus takes skill. About 100 students and staff from Oak Park High School and Medea Creek Middle School recently underwent two days of intensive training at Oak Park Community Center, training that was part of the school district’s efforts to prevent the kind of violence seen in schools nationwide, from shootings and beatings to psychological […]

Rotarians to host April speakers

The Agoura Hills/Oak Park Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays for breakfast followed by a club meeting and a guest speaker at Brent’s Deli, 2700 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Guests are welcome. Following are the speakers for April. •April 1, Dr. Grady Hanrahan of California Lutheran University speaks on global environmental actions. •April 8, Cathy Severson talks on how […]


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Cartoonist always tackled controversy

Westlake resident worked at Daily News for 25 years

Jim Thompson always enjoyed receiving hate mail from readers. He still takes pleasure in people who oppose his expressive opinions. “I always thought I would really have made it as a cartoonist if I got a death threat,” said Thompson, a 22-year resident of Westlake Village. “I get a kick out of people writing letters,” he said. “And it wasn’t […]

Wine tasting in Santa Barbara

The 2008 Santa Barbara County Wine Futures events are scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., March 29 and April 12 at The Wine Cask, 813 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara. Guests may sample wines from Santa Barbara County wineries before they are released to the public and enjoy special futures prices on limited bottles. Tickets are $75. A portion of […]

Diane Torrence

Earning a Fine Homes designation is not easy, as veteran agent Diane Torrence discovered. To qualify, an agent must list at least two fine homes or have closed one fine homes transaction during the past year, earn five personal elective points based on criteria set by Prudential Real Estate and have at least one year of full-time real estate sales. […]

Fire dept. seeks VIP volunteers

The Ventura County Fire Department offers the Volunteers in Prevention program, which assists with a variety of community education tasks and helps the department during major emergencies. The VIP program will conduct a volunteer orientation from 9 a.m. to noon Thurs., April 3. Those interested need to submit a volunteer application and have a background check cleared through the program […]

‘Allergy detective’ in town

British nutrition expert Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, known in the U.K. as the “Allergy Detective,” will speak on healthy eating at 7 p.m. Tues., April 1 at the Calabasas Library, 23975 Park Sorrento. Scott-Mumby will present a lecture based on his book “Diet Wise: Let Your Body Choose the Food that’s Right for You.” For more information, call (818) 225-7616, ext. […]

High School Highlights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to email updated information to newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., March 28: Spring break Tues., April 1: TAB meeting/ faculty dining room/7 p.m. Wed., April 2: Late start Thurs., April 3: ASB elections Calabasas Coyotes Fri., March 28: Spring […]

Yelich pounding the baseball

Westlake sophomore making pitchers pay

In a league loaded with lefthanded sluggers, Westlake High first baseman Christian Yelich may be the best of the bunch. Only a sophomore, Yelich has begun the 2008 campaign with a bang, cranking out four home runs in the Warriors’ first 11 games. While his talent has always been immense- Yelich was AllMarmonte League honorable mention as a freshman outfielder […]

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