Local students honored for high scores

Seven Oak Park High School seniors have qualified for the first round of the National Merit Scholarship competition. Carl Chen, Michael Feinberg, Aleksandr Nisnevich, Benjamin Pyle, Mateen Saffarian, Jiman (Alice) Wang, and Shirley Young were among the top scorers of more than 160,000 high school juniors who took the Preliminary SAT test in April. In fact, of the 16,000 students […]

Sheriff’s Department to host open house

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu/ Lost Hills station will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 20 at the station, 27050 Agoura Road. The event will include the chance to get locked in the station’s jail, displays of sheriff’s department vehicles, arson/explosives unit demonstrations, special weapons team demonstrations, canine unit and mounted posse […]

Something fishy going on

TALL TALE—Chris Carnicelli plays the part of Crabby in the children’s play “The Little Mermaid” on Saturday at Foxfield Park in Westlake Village. Gypsies in a Trunk acting troupe put on the show, which is the last production in the Fairy Tales in the Park series for this summer.

Fred Stone named Reyes Adobe Days Master Artist

Fred Stone, an Old Agoura resident for 32 years and one of the most celebrated equine artists in the United States, has been named the “Master Artist” at this year’s Reyes Adobe Days Art Gallery, Oct. 3 through 5 at the historic Reyes Adobe site. According to Constance Jolcuvar, a production designer and chair of the Reyes Adobe Days Art […]

Fluoride dispute surfaces again

Thank you for your article “Fluoridation will be hot topic.” Your article suggests there is some proof that fluoridation improves dental health. The California Oral Health Needs Assessment Study of 2,520 preschool children that was used to convince California legislators to mandate fluoridation statewide in 1995, according to a report in the Winter 2003 Journal of Public Health Dentistry stated, […]

School officials give state budget makers failing grade

Local rally protests delays

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers RALLY FOR EDUCATION—Oak Park Superintendent of Schools Tony Knight, center, joins about 60 other school teachers, administrators and parents at a Sept. 5 protest in Westlake Village. School officials are demanding that a budget be approved—one that spares public education. School district officials say they are fed up with California lawmakers’ inability to agree on a state […]

Musicians needed

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is seeking musicians and vocalists to perform in homes and boutique areas during the 17th annual Holiday Homes Tour on Dec. 6 and 7. For more information, call Thelma Starr at (818) 591-0619.

NAACP Saturday school to begin

The NAACP Saturday School will begin fall semester registration from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 27 in Peters Hall, room 101, at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The semester begins on Oct. 4 and ends with a graduation and Kwanzaa celebration on Dec. 6. The NAACP Saturday School offers cultural and academic enrichment classes to […]

Clowns, workshops at family festival

Lutheran churches from Ventura County are jointly sponsoring a Faith Family Festival Fri. and Sat, Sept. 26 and 27 at various sites in Thousand Oaks. All events are open to the public and free of charge except where noted. •”The Healing Power of Laughter and Play,” an interactive presentation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., Sept. 26 at […]

Tickets available for Reyes Adobe Days

Tickets and entry forms are available for events during Reyes Adobe Days, Oct. 3 through 5. •Fiesta at the Adobe, a senior luncheon, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Fri., Oct. 3 at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site. The fiesta will feature Mexican buffet lunch, Spanish music, dancing and museum tours. Cost is $8. Seating is limited, and advance purchase […]

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