Special education committee to meet

The Oak Park Unified School District Special Education Advisory Committee will meet on Tues., Oct. 13 in the Oak Park Library community room, 899 N. Kanan Road. The general meeting will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a presentation and questions and answers from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fran Arner-Costello present a hands-on workshop for participants to experience […]

Made an impact

Who is Lesli Stein? Until my wife became a teacher in LVUSD, like many in our community, I had no idea who she was. In music and film, consumers are unaware of the director, writer, and producer. They pay attention to the final product. However, some of the creative forces behind those industries, just as in education, are unsung. Lesli […]

Is it time to let go?

“There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the be ginning of a new life.” —Author Unknown Stan was an energetically spry gentleman in his early 90s. There was a twinkle in his clear periwinkle blue […]

Chabad to mark Sukkot

Chabad of the Conejo will be traveling through the community with a Sukkah Mobile, a booth mounted on a flat bed truck, in honor of the holiday of Sukkot on Oct. 6 through 8. The truck will visit shopping centers and seniors’ homes to offer all Jews the opportunity to come inside the booth and make a blessing on the […]

Family activities will be offered during Moorpark Country Days

The Moorpark Family Resource Center at 61 E. High St. will host various family activities during the Moorpark Country Days Street Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 3. The center will offer Community Story Time with guest readers every 30 minutes. All children attending story time will receive a free book. The readers are Moorpark Chief of Police […]

44 students named AP scholars

Forty-four students at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village have earned the designation of Advanced Placement Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP program exams. Fourteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of […]

Willow School takes exception

We at Willow Elementary would like to address Mrs. Goldsen’s letter in The Acorn last week regarding President Obama’s address to school children. First, Mrs. Goldsen is not a parent at Willow and does not have her facts even remotely correct. There was no “someone” who decided on the viewing of the president’s speech. And “censorship” was in no way […]

Sounding the shofar

HIGH HOLY DAYS— Westlake Village resident and UC Berkeley student Ross Meyer sounds the shofar at High Holy Day services for Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas. For more temple information, call (818) 880-4880 or visit www.orami.org.

Basketball players earn national attention

Two local youth basketball players, Jordan Kohno and Alexander Forney, earned national attention at the Adidas Jr. Phenom Camp this summer for their play on the court. The camp takes place in August at Alliant University in San Diego. Both players were invited to the Adidas camp and were included in the group of players nationally ranked as the top […]

Hyatt hosts fall business showcase

TELL IT LIKE IT IS— Radio station Jill-FM representative Deborah Ryback, a Westlake Village resident, left, interviews Thousand Oaks resident Nicole DuFrene during the Thousand OaksWestlake Village Chamber of Commerce Fall Business Expo at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza last week in Westlake Village.