2008-07-10

A red, white and blue weekend



AROUND TOWN- Above, grand marshals Jim Peace as Uncle Sam and Lisa Clyde as Ms. Independence enjoy their ride in the 38th annual Westlake Village Fourth of July parade, hosted by the Westlake Jr. Women’s Club. Below, Beth Perez takes a seat atop the stone monument at Chumash Park in Agoura Hillssite of the city’s annual Concerts in the Park […]

Newspaper reporters square off in unique weight-loss challenge



Discussing my weight in a public forum such as The Acorn newspaper figures to be a challenging proposition, to say the least. But after hearing about a local program called Weight Loss Challenge 101 that could assist people like me in their ongoing battle against the bulk, I shelved my pride along with my carbladen pasta- and I began to […]

Robotics camp returns



Robotics & Things will host the fourth annual ROBOTICS camp/workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Fri., Aug. 11 to 15 at Sophie’s Education Corner, 2699 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The camp is for children ages 8 to 14 and will use both California and national science standards to create robots, robotic creatures and robotic vehicles. Campers will […]

Sheriffs’ Blotter



Agoura Hills Vandals caused $95 in damages while breaking into a vehicle parked on Agoura Road, east of Lost Hills Road, June 27. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. A person reported finding a bracelet valued at about $100 in the 27000 block of Agoura Road on June 27. A thief stole $80 in cash from the bedroom of a […]

Chamber Singers to open auditions for performers



The Oaks Chamber Singers will host auditions through Aug. 8 for singers interested in performing in this ensemble of about 28 singers. The ensemble is the only chamber group in the area and also won the Excellence in the Arts Award from the Thousand Oaks Arts Commission in 2006. Special openings are available in alto and tenor sections, as well […]

OPUSD wants $29.4-million school bond

Oak Park residents to vote

A new facilities bond measure for the November ballot has been approved by the Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) Board of Education. The $29.4-million bond, called Measure R, is a pared down version of two earlier measures that failed at the ballot. Voters rejected an $89-million bond in June 2006 and a $71million bond in November of the same […]

Quartet brings home blue ribbons



Spirit, an a cappella women’s quartet, recently won first-place blue ribbons in the Sweet Adelines Region 11 quartet competition in Bakersfield. This qualifies the group to compete internationally in Honolulu in November. The singers are Catherine Berriz of Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus, bass; Pam Pieson, lead; Corky Harvey of Harborlites Chorus, baritone; and Gerry Papageorge of Verdugo Hills Chorus, tenor. […]

Viewpoint senior to attend music camp



Viewpoint School senior Alexandria Chu will be one of 32 teens nationwide to attend the Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation’s annual Noise! summer camp. The camp is a twoweek program that gives young musicians the opportunity to learn about the music industry from professionals. Chu will receive a full scholarship to attend the camp, which will take place from Sun., […]

Car seat inspection day



The California Highway Patrol, West Valley Area will host a child passenger safety and car seat inspection day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., July 19 at West Valley CHP, 5825 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills. To make an appointment, call (818) 888-0980.

Oak Park teacher loses her job



Brookside Elementary is a great school with awesome students and remarkable teachers, but just recently Ms. Cohen, a new fifth-grade teacher, lost her job at Brookside. My name is Yael Karoly, and I was a fifth-grade student at Brookside. Ms. Cohen was my favorite teacher out of all my years at Brookside, which is why I am writing a petition […]


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