OPHS promotes basketball coach

Oak Park High has named Aaron Shaw as its new boys’ varsity basketball coach for the 2009-10 season. Shaw replaces Joey Ramirez, who resigned and has accepted a coaching position at Ventura College. Shaw spent the past two seasons as a varsity assistant coach for the Eagles. Prior to that, Shaw was the school’s head JV coach for six seasons. […]

Keith Kramer

Keith Kramer passed away September 5th, 2009 at the age of 52. He is survived by his wife Shelley, children Daniel and Jessica, parents Harvey and Marilyn, brother Jeff (Liz), sister Andrea Jill Nieto (Xavier), 3 nephews, and niece and numerous cousins. 38A19I

Low reserves prompt further school district budget cuts

County takeover narrowly averted

Dangerously low reserves in the Las Virgenes Unified School District budget prompted Los Angeles County officials to consider taking control of the local district’s finances, but a last minute reprieve and the promise of more cost cutting delayed the move and will allow the district to remain free of county control for the time being. On Sept. 8 the Las […]

Doctor will speak on neurological disorders, sign books on Tuesday

Book is about ‘disconnected kids’

Dr. Robert Melillo will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., Sept. 22 at the Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, and again from 10 a.m. to noon, Wed., Sept. 23 at the Grant Brimhall/ Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Melillo, a researcher and clinician, will discuss the childhood epidemic of neurological disorders […]

City has classes for all ages

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services announces these upcoming programs. Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information or to register, call (818) 597-7361. •Excursions for youths ages 5 to 15 will take place on school holidays. Buses will take youths to a new […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oaks Christian Lions (2-0) at Skyline Spartans (2-0)

Friday, 7 p.m. at Sammamish, Wash. Lights, camera, action—the Oaks Christian football team is going prime time. In a ballyhooed battle between a pair of programs ranked in the top 20 nationally by USA Today , Oaks Christian travels to Sammamish, Wash., to take on the Skyline High Spartans in a sold-out showdown that’ll be televised live on ESPNU. In […]

Let the soldiers mourn in peace

I went to see the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Westlake Village on Labor Day. Visiting the wall is an emotional experience for those of us who had a good shot at having our name there. I know where my four comrades are memorialized. I’ve visited this wall and the one in Washington. The wall is a serene, contemplative place. It’s […]

Debt-laden Dole goes public

Westlake Village-based Dole Food Company filed has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a move that would take the company public for the second time in its history. Dole, the world’s largest producer of fruits and vegetables, will initially offer up to $500 million in common stock. Its ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange would […]

Holiday boutique wants vendors

The Conejo Valley Moms is seeking vendors for its annual holiday boutique from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 7 at the Village Homes Clubhouse, 1040 Evenstar Ave., Westlake Village. The vendor fee is $60. Space available includes 10by10foot and 6-by-4-foot. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available. For an application, e-mail conejovalleymom@yahoo.com.

When will E.T. come home?

MY SON: Hey, Daddy, why doesn’t E.T. come back to Earth? ME: Because E.T. is from a movie. MY SON: But Santa Claus is from a movie, and he comes back to our house every Christmas. ME: Well, E.T. can’t come back to Earth because . . . Remember in the movie when he gets really sick and he turns […]

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