Oak Park High principal retiring

Lynn McCormack, principal at Oak Park High School, has announced she will be retiring at the end of the school year. McCormack came to Oak Park in 2004. She had been the principal at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach since 1997. McCormack, who replaced Cliff Moore at the Oak Park helm, said she plans to remain at her […]

Friendship Circle walk raises $180,000

More than 500 people take part in the 5K event

The Conejo Valley Friendship Circle, a local nonprofit organization that pairs teenage volunteers with special needs children, raised more than $180,000 during its third annual Friendship Walk. More than 500 people took part in the 5K walk, which began on Canwood Avenue and ended with a festival in Sumac Park in Agoura Hills. Participating in the walk as honorary grand […]


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Sparks dominate their division

It’s tea time at library

The Agoura Hills Library will host a tea party celebrating National Library Week at 2 p.m. Sat., April 12 at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court. Nicole Tibbits will perform “The Madhatter Loses Her Teacup” and local celebrities will read award-winning books to children. Bookmark contest winners will also be recognized. The event is free. For more information, call (818) 889-2278.

Climate concerns overblown

“Teens named ‘climate champs,’” The Acorn, March 27 is one of the sadder stories that I have read. Politically innocent and scientifically uneducated children were tapped to become acolytes serving the augurs of the apocalypse. Not that there’s anything at all wrong with advocating “energy efficient stops at home, recycling and encouraging car pooling and public transit,” but reducing carbon […]

LVUSD leader retiring

Paul Markowitz, the Las Virgenes Unified School District’s elementary and middle school independent study teacher and co-president of the Las Virgenes Educators Association, has announced his retirement. Markowitz launched his career with the district nearly 35 years ago. He started as a fifth grade teacher at White Oak Elementary in Westlake Village, where he served for seven years, followed by […]

Youths appreciate donations from cities

Lupin Hill carnival provides fun for all

Redmond takes a chance, comes up snake eyes

Coach's decision backfires as Moorpark softball squad tops Agoura

It was a calculated gamble that didn’t pay off. Leading Moorpark High 6-2 entering the top of the fifth inning Tuesday at home, Agoura softball coach Chance Redmond replaced his starting pitcher, senior Kimberly Green, with reliever Allison Schneider. “My thought process was that the difference between (Green and Schneider) would be enough to throw them off for an inning […]

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