2009-02-19

Oak Park High takes close look at budget

'Save our pennies,' principal says

Oak Park High School announced new costcutting measures that will help the school fight the rough economic downturn. The high school’s new conservative approach to spending has begun immediately. “We need to come together as a school to save our pennies,” Principal Andi Mallen said. “It’s going to be hard for all of us. We’ve all enjoyed a few decades […]

Panel to explore future of local transportation

Audience may ask questions

The League of Women Voters of Ventura County will sponsor a program on transportation in Ventura County, “Today’s Reality, Tomorrow’s Promise,” from 10 a.m. to noon Tues., Feb. 24 at the County Office of Education Building, 5100 Adolfo Road. Camarillo. Panelists are Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission; David Solow, CEO of the agency that runs […]

Students on the honor roll



•Miami University of Ohio named Jamie Collins Brzeski of Westlake Village to the 2008-2009 first semester dean’s list. A 3.5 or better grade average was required. •California State University Channel Islands announced honor students for the fall 2008 semester. They earned a 3.75 or higher grade average. The students are: Agoura Hills: Jaella Nolan, Lucas Allen, Katheryne Conley, Stephanie Jones, […]

Critter Tales

The pup who found a family

This is a tribute to our dog, Bo. One summer evening about 14 years ago, this cute puppy walked into our home. This was the begging of a great relationship. We found his owner but they chose not to keep him, so we did. Bo loved life, playing ball, swimming and people. He would escape from our backyard by walking […]

Did cheerleaders get bad rap?



As parents of the Agoura High School varsity cheerleaders referred to in the Feb. 5 Acorn, we would like to respond. The impression that the parents condone drinking could not be further from the truth, and we support the school administration in the stand against underage drinking. The proposed punishment of suspension from extracurricular activities was appealed because: 1. The […]

Howard Schuster and Helen Borland



This dynamic team, Howard Schuster and Helen Borland, provides exceptional service to homebuyers and sellers. With experience that spans all phases of residential real estate, Schuster and Borland expertly assist clients through each step of their transaction. Schuster has lived in the Conejo Valley since 1974. His family-owned business, Schuster Construction, developed fine custom homes in Westlake Village and nearby […]

Muvico showtime now scheduled for Feb. 27



Thousand Oaks residents won’t have to drive to Simi Valley or Camarillo to enjoy a movie with stadium seating once the 107,930-square-foot, three-story Muvico Theater opens at The Oaks mall, tentatively on Fri., Feb. 27. The opening has been delayed twice. All 14 auditoriums are equipped with Southern California’s only Sony 4K ultra-high-definition projection, which means four times the pixels. More pixels mean […]

Code talker coming to Calabasas



Community Center registering for teen programs



The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is accepting registrations for the After School Teen Program for spring semester. The program is open after school until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It includes weekly pizza parties, group activities, daily supervised homework time, sports, ping pong, billiards, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts and relay races. Cost is $300. Space is limited. Transportation is […]

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