School district – Oak Park passes parcel tax extension

Measure C wins handily

Oak Park schools will continue to receive nearly $1 million in funding from an annual parcel tax thanks to residents who voted yes for Measure C in Tuesday’s election. With a two-thirds majority needed to pass the measure, 2,380 residents, or 83 percent voted yes while only 487, or 17 percent, voted against the measure. "Clearly people realize how important […]

Young ambassadors promote understanding in Israel

“I have proof that a great friendship between Arabs and Jews is possible,” said Amri Shaffer, a Jewish teen who recently spent two weeks at the American Jewish University Brandeis-Bardin Campus in Simi Valley as a participant in Project TRIUMPH. He lived with 19 other teenagers- some Arab, others Jews- from Haifa, Israel. Now Shaffer is back home and in […]

Youth football cheer team as good as gold


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Local names could be called during MLB draft

Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft begins today at 11 a.m. from Disney’s Milk House in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The first day of the two-day event will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and MLB.com. Several area players could have their names called during the proceedings, most notably Westlake High’s Cutter Dykstra, Shane Kroker and Graham Johnson, all of whom […]

Coal at is least better than oil

In the May 8 Acorn cartoon, D. Austin writes “What’s wrong with the electric car?” and then depicts coal being pumped into an electric car. This is a tired notion that coal is the sole source of electricity and therefore we are merely trading oil for coal in our urgent need to get off our foreign addiction to oil. If […]

Democrats pick Pavley for Senate


Fran Pavley claimed a landslide victory in Tuesday’s primary election for the Democratic nomination for state Senate, 23rd District. Pavley won the primary by more than a twotoone margin in Los Angeles County- with 67.6 percent of the vote- against Assemblymember Lloyd Levine (DVan Nuys), who finished with 32.4 percent. In Ventura County, Pavley prevailed with 58 percent of the […]

Reagan library hosts programs

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library announces events which will take place at the library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, in June. For information or to purchase tickets, call (805) 522-2977 or visit www.reaganlibrary.com. Sat., June 7: Former secretary of education Bill Bennett will discuss and sign copies of his book “America, The Last Best Hope.” The book signing will be […]

Club to host humor writers at Borders

The Ventura County Writer’s Club will host two humor writers at 7 p.m. Tues., June 10 at Borders, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Local writer Billy Martin will discuss the publishing of his first short story and lessons he learned through the Writer’s Club. He will also read his essay “3rd of July.” Syndicated columnist Ernie Witham will […]

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., June 6: Drama club banquet/G building/5 p.m. Tues., June 10: Grad Nite meeting/A1/7 p.m. Thurs., June 12: Senior finals Calabasas Coyotes Fri., June 6: Senior pep rally/ gym Film […]