Perspective is everything

“A great canyon began as a tiny cleft. A great master was born a small babe; be happy in your place, growth is inevitable. Your start and finish are the same: The journey to enlightenment begins where you are right now.” —Haven Trevino These are challenging times, and if we don’t keep things in perspective it’s easy to allow the […]

So long, coach

Recently The Acorn reported that coach Kevin Smith was retiring as the cross country and track and field coach at Oak Park High School. I watched him coach my daughter before she graduated from Oak Park and then went on to compete in college. Coach Smith will be sorely missed as he consistently demonstrated to his student athletes the rewards […]

Student board member position open

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority is accepting applications for the two student member positions on its board of directors, one student from Agoura Hills and one from Calabasas. The board acts as the governing and policy making body of the authority in the operations, control, improvements and planning of the center, personnel and fiscal operations. Student members […]

Red Oak kids celebrate diversity

Project helps to empower African women

A community forum will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., June 22 at the Simi Valley United Church of Christ, 370 Royal Ave. Amber Lung will give a presentation on the Oshikuku Basket Project. The business project was developed to economically empower African women so they can care for their children while working in a traditional art form. […]

Creationist theory

My dictionary defines the word “evolution” to mean “any process of formation or growth.” It then goes on to elaborate about the “continuous genetic adaptation to the environment by the integrating agencies of selection, hybridization, inbreeding and mutation.” Adaptation, growth, mutation, hybridization, and inbreeding, I’m okay with. Animals, rocks and trees, birds and bees over the eons, why not. In […]

Westlake woman graduates

Julia P. Humphries was among the 539 students who received a degree at the St. Lawrence University commencement ceremony May 16 on the campus in Canton, NY. Humphries received a bachelor’s degree cum laude in economics with a minor in educational studies. She is a resident of Westlake Village and a graduate of Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village. St. […]

Oak Park High School Casino Night


6 to 11 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. Inaugural school football and baseball fundraiser. Casino games, poker tournament, prizes, raffle, silent auction. Scheduled appearance by Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen. $85 individual, $150 couple. Poker tourney entry fee $200. Phone: 818.348.8113 Contact: Brian Lezak Web: www .oakparkusd.org/ophs Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: 6/5/2010 […]

St. Jude students appear in sync

Chabad gala to celebrate ‘new day’

Chabad of the Conejo will celebrate “The Dawning of a New Day” at its annual gala banquet at 5:30 p.m. Mon., June 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Lane, Westlake Village. The event will mark the Chabad’s 31st anniversary in the Conejo Valley. Entertainment at the gala will include a concert with Israeli singer Jimmy Gamilei and Hollywood […]

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