2008-11-06

Keep up the good work



With extreme pleasure and no surprise the Oak Park Unified School District came in first in the API scores for Ventura County and I send my sincere compliments to the entire district. Our schools work hard to achieve honors and in many, many cases they do achieve honors. The accomplishment of the top API scores in Ventura County is a […]

Agoura teen swims Alcatraz channel



Carlie Jansen, 13, of Agoura Hills, recently completed in the 2008 Alcatraz Invitation Swim, where participants are dropped off at Alcatraz Island and swim back approximately 1.5 miles to the shore at Aquatic Park in the San Francisco Bay. Out of the approximately 600 swimmers in the event, Carlie took fifth place in the Women Under Age 19 category and […]

Drive through for flu shots



A drive-through flu clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 8 at the Los Robles Westlake Campus, 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The event is sponsored by Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. Attendees will be able to receive a flu shot without parking their car. The clinic is open to all adults. […]

School health clerk launches advisory group



A parent advisory program started last year at Calabasas High School by health clerk Joey Levin is open to parents throughout the Las Virgenes Unified School District this year. The adults-only educational program, called RAP (Resolve and Problem Solve), was launched by Levin in 2007 to help parents “discuss real teen issues,” Levin said. Dennis Poncher, the creator of the […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Thieves stole a pair of $450 reading glasses, a $200 camera, a $150 cellphone, $60 in cash and some car keys from a home in the 5500 block of Colodny Drive Oct. 25. Vandals caused $150 in damages by spray-painting a wall at the Old Agoura Park on Cheseboro Road Oct. 24. Someone stole sunglasses, CDs and a […]

Master Chorale to present ‘The Jewish Composer Series’



The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale, under the direction of Terry Danne, will present the annual musical theater benefit, “The Jewish Composer Series” at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15 at Pierce College’s Theater on the Hill, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. The chorale and 20 guest soloists will perform songs by Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmer and Jerry Herman. Barbara Heller, […]

Squirrel of the Month



ALL IN THE FAMILY—Cathy and Tom Smith of Calabasas have been hiding peanuts in the bark of their Eucalyptus tree so their furry friend can find a meal. “We think she either has babies or will be having babies soon,” the Smiths wrote. Send your Squirrel of the Month photo to the address on page 4 or to newstip@theacorn.com.

Upcoming fundraisers to benefit Pat Tillman Foundation



Two events are scheduled to benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation, which strives to inspire and educate young people working to make a positive change in themselves and the world around them. •A comedy and rock and roll concert will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. Sun., Nov. 16 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Robby Krieger […]

Depression support group



Dr. Luisa Johnson, a clinical psychologist in Westlake Village, will speak at a Nov. 17 meeting of the Conejo Valley Depression Support Group. Johnson is exploring the role that neurotransmitter and hormone levels should play in psychotherapy services. Johnson has practiced in the Conejo Valley for more than 25 years providing psychotherapy services to address a broad range of issues […]

Treats for UNICEF



NO TRICKS—Round Meadow Principal Tom Spence is surrounded by trick-or-treaters who will share their spoils with UNICEF. Round Meadow Elementary School in Hidden Hills joined in the 58th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF last week by distributing more than 500 trick or treat boxes to local children. The campaign encourages American children to make Halloween count by helping other children […]