2009-08-13

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

Ashley Connor, daughter of Oak Park residents Michael and Christine Connor, was named to the dean’s list of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in New York for the spring 2009 term with a grade-point average of 3.7.

Nix the cell towers



As a middle school teacher, parent, neighbor and a concerned property owner, my family and I oppose any cellphone tower being placed on the Lindero Canyon Middle School campus or at any school. Our house is adjacent to the back wall of LCMS where the current basketball courts are. In fact, the tower would almost be in our backyard, about […]

‘Buddy Break’ program for special needs kids

EV Free offers parents respite from childcare

Evangelical Free Church of Conejo Valley is launching a new program for children with special needs called “Buddy Break,” which provides parents with a three-hour break to relax and run errands while the children participate in supervised story time, games and music. Buddies are specially trained and screened volunteers who are assigned to individual children for one-on-one attention throughout each […]

Calabasas singer dreams big as she prepares for local show



A 20-year-old Calabasas singer wants to share her music with girls all over the world— and she wouldn’t mind being a role model, too. Liza Dubrow, an aspiring pop artist and 2007 Calabasas High School graduate, said she’s just “a normal girl.” “There’s this idea that musicians have to be these tormented souls,” Dubrow said. “I’m quite the opposite. I’m […]

Squirrels, car care have something in common



When it comes to car versus squirrel, the car usually wins. But an innovative consumer awareness campaign from one automotive parts manufacturer is doing its best to alter the balance of power in favor of North America’s furry backyard friend. Tenneco Inc. has launched a campaign to urge consumers to think about squirrels when it’s time for a vehicle repair […]

Spend wisely on back to school needs



Before stocking up for college and dorm room needs, have a game plan to spend wisely on everything from textbooks to software to food. “Buying textbooks, decorating a dorm room and feeding a college student can add up, so be aware of student discounts and where to get the best buys,” said Charles Schmidt, a spokesperson for the National Association […]

Check it out before taking it out



The idea was simple. How about a nice, relaxing evening “eating in” by “taking out.” The order was quite simple also. French crepes (a form of pancake, really) and a club sandwich, bacon very crisp, and the french fries that come with it. Not rocket science. I drove to the restaurant, drove home and drove right back to the restaurant. […]

Synagogue welcomes new assistant rabbi



Cool planes drop into Camarillo



Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 723 will host the Wings over Camarillo 2009 event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 22 to 23 at Camarillo Airport on Skyway Drive. World War II air crew veterans will be honored as the Grand Marshals. The 99’s, the International Women Pilots Association, serve a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. The […]

Golfers play the game for charity




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