Star student recognized

HE SHINES— Drew Spooner, an Oak Hills Elementary School thirdgrade student, is named Star Student of the Week at KnowledgePoints Learning Center in Westlake Village. The award is based on exemplary effort and overall academic improvement. KnowledgePoints is a tutoring company.

Vote for Combes on Nov. 3

I readily endorse Diane Combes as a school board member. I have had the privilege of knowing Diane for only two years, but in that short time she has impressed me with many fine attributes that would make her an excellent school board member. As the boys’ volleyball coach at Calabasas, I took over a program that was in disarray […]

Guest opinion

Water rates reflect higher wholesale costs

The Acorn acknowledged the reduction of imported water supplies and raised questions about water rates and policies. The public deserves a response. It’s no secret that Southern California is in the third year of very dry conditions that have increased demands for imported water. Federal court rulings have imposed new water supply constraints to protect the environment and comply with […]

Try the new toys

Redbook magazine and the Toy Insider will sponsor a sneak peak at this year’s new holiday toys from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 31 at The Oaks mall, 344 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. In the Kids Corner in the mall, children can test out the new toys recommended by Toy Insider . While children play, parents can […]

Peer counseling

Peer counseling for grades nine through 12 is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. Teens may drop in and receive help on math, English or any school project. The program is run by the library and the National Honor Society of Calabasas High School. For more information, call Karilyn […]

Have compassion

This letter is to address all people who do not try to understand their neighbors’ situations. I have lived in Agoura Hills for 23 years. I have always tried to be a very good neighbor to everyone around me. To whomever called the city of Agoura Hills to complain about the Jeep and Corvette in our driveway, did you ever think […]


•A headline in last week’s paper said, “Woman robbed in Oak Park shopping center.” The incident took place at the North Ranch shopping center in adjacent Thousand Oaks. •Although members of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors said the board meeting on Oct. 13 at Oak Park High School was the first […]

Howser tapes show at Leonis Adobe

CUE TALENT— Huell Howser visits with docents at Leonis Adobe in Old Town Calabasas on Oct. 7 where he was taping a segment for his popular KCET program, “California Gold.” Howser spent the day visiting with children and teachers who were touring the 200-year-old ranch grounds and buildings.The show will air later this year. See www.leonisadobemuseum.org.

Student spreads news on climate change

Oak Park High School was the site of one of the more than 5,000 global awareness rallies held in 180 countries last Saturday. It was dubbed the International Day of Climate Action. Anisha Rajavel, an Oak Park junior, organized the local gathering, which took place in the school parking lot. Fellow students, parents, a teacher adviser and others put up […]

Oak Park waves a flag for fitness

LET’S GET PHYSICAL— The Governors Council on Physical Fitness and Sports chairman and fitness guru Jake Steinfeld of Bodies by Jake presents the Oak Park Unified School District with a special flag recognizing the district for its wellness policy. Flying the flag are, from left, OPUSD child nutrition secretary Linda LaTourette, child nutrition director Julie Suarez, Anthem Blue Cross representative […]

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