2009-05-21

Places for the young



SUN DAYS—According to comedian Robin Williams, spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” And the late days of May just couldn’t be nicer, especially in Oak Park. Above, Nick and Maya Slavin, both 11, participate in the Youth Sidewalk Chalk Contest at Oak Canyon Community Park on May 16. Below, volunteer Marcy Reed visits with three young ladies at […]

Brina Tianne Clark



Brina attends Oaks Christian High School where she’s been on the varsity volleyball team for three years, making the all-league team and CIF team. She’s a member of the Spanish club and has been a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years, receiving the Silver Award and working toward the Gold Award. Her career interests are psychology and environmental science. […]

Meghan Elizabeth Murphy



  Meghan is a student at La Reina High School where she’s captain of the varsity crosscountry and track team. She received the most improved athlete award and her team was cross country state champion. She’ a member of the National Honor Society, an AP scholar, 1st honor’s recipient and academic-all league. She’s a GAA secretary. Her career interests are […]

Sign-ups underway for Quest Camp



Quest Summer Day Camp is accepting registration for children entering grades one to six in fall 2009. Camp weeks are June 22 through Aug. 14 at Hillcrest Christian School, 384 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. The camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended care is available for an additional charge from 7 to 9 a.m. and/or 4 […]

Christian songwriter to perform at LoVEFest

Proceeds to benefit orphanage in South Africa

International Christian songwriter and recording artist Brenton Brown will be the headlining artist at the fifth annual LoVEFest ’09 concert from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., June 7 at Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks. Brenton has written and recorded contemporary Christian songs such as “Come, Now is Send yo informnewstip@tor f81870the Time,” “Hungry” and […]

Your turn to speak



Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters, however, will not be published. After sending us your letter—which should include name, address […]

Schools and governments brace for lean times ahead

Loss of Prop. 1A hurts cities, no 1B dings schools

Local politicians and educators are planning their next steps following the May 19 defeat of five of six ballot propositions aimed at reducing the state’s budget deficit. The measures called for a combination of spending caps, tax hikes and borrowing from other funds—but they only received about 35 percent of the vote. A majority was needed to pass. A sixth […]

Katherine Michelle Clabeaux



Katherine attends Agoura High School where she’s on the basketball team. She’s a member of the national Honor Society, the California Scholarship Federation and is an AP scholar with distinction. She’s the class salutatorian and has received a Tradition of Excellence award. She received the Girl Scout’s Gold Award. She plans to attend UC Berkeley with a major in environmental […]

Camille Nicole Stephens



Camille attends La Reina High School where she’s a member of the International Thespian Society. She’s participated in 12 musicals while at La Reina. She’s a member of Girl Scouts and her church choir. She has volunteered at Los Robles Hospital for two years. Her career interests are communications and political science. Camille will be attending Chapman College next fall. […]

Slap-happy start

Agoura hammers Camarillo in wild-card round; other softball squads set to begin postseason

With so many good softball teams in the area, coaches know the playoffs will be ruthless. Oaks Christian and Oak Park hope they have the mettle to make a deep run in the CIF-Southern Section Division III bracket. Cochampions of the TriValley League, Oaks Christian (244-1) was awarded the TVL’s top seed and will open the postseason at home today […]


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