2009-07-16

Oak Park school board approves cuts

Situation 'could be worse,' Superintendent Tony Knight says

Larger class sizes and fewer hours for teachers are among the cost saving measures recently approved by the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education. The changes were made to help offset deep reductions in state funding for public schools. Kindergarten through third grade classes will increase from 20 students to 22 students and save the district more than […]

Harley ride for women



The fourth annual Ventura Harley-Davidson “Heels & Wheels Ride” for women is scheduled for Sat., July 18 starting in Camarillo. Check-in is 9 a.m. at Ventura Harley-Davidson, 1326 Del Norte Road, Camarillo. Riders will depart at 10 a.m. The ride is expected to end around noon at Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura. The ride will benefit Amazon Heart Thunder, a nonprofit […]

Lorenzo at peace with his place on Westlake’s offensive line

Gridiron impact report: Westlake Warriors

Michael Lorenzo is the Peaceful Bull. The senior-to-be left tackle for the Westlake High football team has a tattoo on his left arm with a bull and the word, “Paix,” which is French for peaceful, he said. “A lot of guys get riled up and angry before a game,” Lorenzo said. “I just try to stay focused.” For a two-time […]

“The Hurt Locker”



The war flick’s had to reinvent itself over the last halfcentury. Back in the day when John Wayne, Van Johnson, Dana Andrews and Robert Ryan were charging up charred hillsides, all very gallant and noble, the war film made war actually look— well, fun. And if not fun, certainly honorable. Back in the day, we didn’t really glimpse much of […]

Oak Park requests water awarness



Water districts throughout the Conejo are asking residents to cut back on water use, usually by about 15 percent. If districts don’t reduce use for the year from July 2009 through June 2010, they will be heavily fined. How much? Let’s look at Oak Park Water Service, which is owned by Triunfo Sanitation District. If there is no reduction in […]

Gersons embody cowboy spirit



The men and women who tamed the American West are typified as rugged individualists with unflappable spirit. The archetypal cowboy is a self-reliant person who exudes honor and dignity in every facet of life. To honor the legacy of cowboys and cowgirls, the U.S. Senate has for the past five years proclaimed the fourth Saturday of July the National Day […]

Wildlife In The Mountains

Sat. July 18

10 to 11:30 a.m. at outdoor amphitheater, Peter Strauss Ranch, 30,000 Mulholland Hwy., Agoura Hills. Nature of Wildworks presents live local wildlife species. Mollie Hogan discusses how humans can coexist with wild animals. Free program, parking. Phone: 805.370.2301 Time: 10:00 a.m. Date: 7/18/2009 THURS., JULY 16 Oak Park Gardeners Meets at Mae Boyar Park, Kanan and Conifer, Oak Park. Steven […]

Hoops event in L.A.



The Los Angeles Lakers are hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The tournament will take place Aug. 14-16 at L.A. Live, near Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Visit the website www.Lakers3on3.com for more information.

Local comedian brings lots of laughs to The Canyon



Tax exempt helps



I would like to thank The Acorn for informing us seniors about the Measure E parcel tax exemption we are entitled to that was published on the opinion page in June. Unfortunately we learned about it too late for the 2009 year, but we visited the LVUSD building this week and filed the exemption papers for the next seven years. […]


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