2009-11-12

Classic win for local ballclub



TROPHY TIME— The Westlake Stars U-8 baseball team defeated the Northridge Sharks 8-4 to win the Thousand Oaks Little League Labor Day Classic. Team members are Hammy Finefrock, Tyler Bradbury, David Fratello-Hakim, Matt Cahalan, Carson Kuhl, Owen Larson, Trent Turquand, Jeremy Mettel, Josh Carlin, Carter Graham, Nick Carney, Chris Aldrich and Niki Matheisen. The four coaches are Tyler Turquand, Clay […]

Reader wants to set record straight



Oh my, it hurts to read in the newspaper your own name associated with a statement that is contrary to your beliefs. On Oct. 15 The Acorn printed; “Barbara Schwartz . . . said another problem is the increase in out-of-district permits for Oak Park schools.”  I am a vocal advocate in favor  of out-of-district students in Oak Park. Out-of-district students are making […]

Singers debut



The Consort Singers will give its premiere concert, “Echoes,” at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14 at The Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Church-wood Drive, Oak Park. The 22-voice group will present an entirely a cappella con Send your press info to: cert. The director will host a pre newstip@theacorn.com concert conversation at 7 p.m. or fax to Tickets are $25 […]

The Acorn brought couple together 15 years ago



When Lenore Marcus answered an Acorn classified ad seeking a roommate, she had no idea she’d end up with much more than a place to live. The ad brought her a husband, a family and a business. Marcus is now Lenore Lewis, married to Brad Lewis, who was formerly her landlord. He proposed to her—how else?— through an Acorn ad. […]

Scouts observe Veterans Day



FINE YOUNG MEN— The Calabasas Pack 333 Den 2 Bear Scouts honored Veterans Day with a trip to the Reagan Library in Simi Valley where the scouts’ artwork was selected to appear in the Hero Wall exhibit. The third-grade scouts also toured Air Force One and participated in a private flag ceremony. The Hero Wall will be on display through […]

National Merit semifinalists named at Agoura High School



Eleven Agoura High School students are contenders for this year’s National Merit Scholarship, a designation that helps students get accepted into top colleges and provides them with financial rewards. The National Merit Scholarship is based on the results of the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) that students take during junior year. The PSAT tests critical reading, math and writing skills. […]

Athletic boosters need a big lift



It is important for the community to recognize groups that work diligently behind the scenes for our kids at Oak Park High School. Have you heard about the newly reorganized Oak Park High School Athletic Booster Club? In just nine months since the new board was put into place they have provided education clinics for out coaches, athletic trainer for […]

School district rolls out welcome mat



Funny what a difference a few years can make. It wasn’t so long ago that the Oak Park Unified School District abhorred the thought of students from outside the area being transported across district lines and placed in local schools where they would take up precious classroom space. Because the community was still booming, only Oak Park residents were allowed […]

Two area artists exhibit at Calabasas Civic Center



An artists’ reception took place last Sunday at the Calabasas Library to celebrate the exhibits of two local artists. Michelle Weinstein of Los Angeles and Hiroko Yoshimoto of Ventura are exhibiting their work at the Calabasas Civic Center through the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art Rental and Sales Gallery. The program allows people to rent pieces of contemporary […]

Library patrons can donate food

Contributions will be distributed to needy

Move For Hunger, a nonprofit organization that works with moving companies to collect unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating, has launched its inaugural holiday food drive to benefit Food Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank. Residents and library patrons can drop off unopened, non-perishable food items through Nov. 30 in collection boxes at the Camarillo Library at 4101 […]


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