2010-03-04 E-Edition

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Ascension Lutheran preschool to build outdoor nature center

Multi-sensory experiences for young students

The parents of Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center will be setting up an outdoor nature center for the classroom program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., March 6 at the center, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The parents of the center’s preschoolers will be Send you informatnewstip@theor faxvolunteering their time to construct a small creek, install a manual […]

New twist on an old recipe

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., March 5: Late AP sales/AAP/ noon Dance concert/G building Mon., March 8: Open house/7 p.m. Tues., March 9: Late start day Wed., March 10: PFC meeting/9 a.m. Thurs., March 11: Lip sync/G building/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., March 5: Course registration/ TBA Band festival/8 a.m. Auto shop testing/11:05 a.m. National Honor Society meeting/12:05 p.m. Sat., March 6: […]

Your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters, however, will not be published. After sending us your letter— which […]

Calabasas at the crossroads

Give Calabasas credit for one thing: This forward-thinking city is never afraid to push the envelope. In the middle of a deep and prolonged recession—as California, its cities and public schools struggle to stay afloat—the city of Calabasas broaches the idea of building a $7-million water theme park complete with water slides, concession stand, palm trees and eight-lane swimming pool—not […]

Homeless prevention fund receives grant money

Ventura County Together, a collaborative partnership of multiple Ventura County nonprofit and government agencies, recently awarded more than $8,300 to the Conejo Valley Homeless Prevention and Emergency Assistance Fund, a combined service of the Ventura County Homeless and Housing Coalition, Conejo Valley Affordable Housing Workgroup, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and Many Mansions. Many Mansions, as the fund’s administrator, will […]

Students to explore science, technology

The 2010 Brighter Horizons: Careers Exploration in Math, Science and Technology will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., March 6 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Forty scientists, engineers and educators will present education activities to students in grades five through nine. The 31 workshops will cover forensic science, veterinary medicine, chemistry, marine biology, entomology, rocket science, […]

Red Oak to receive heart device

When Olivia Horstman begins kindergarten at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park in the fall, a newly installed lifesaving device will be on hand to give her family some peace of mind. The automated external defibrillator, which tries through electric shock to restore a normal heartbeat during cardiac arrest, will help Olivia and anyone else who may suddenly suffer heart […]