VBS begins

Oakbrook Bible Church will present SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Mon. to Fri., July 19 to 23 at the church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. The free program is for children ages 4 to grade five and will include crafts, skits, Bible stories and songs. To register, call Vanessa De Vere, VBS program director, […]

Chabad parking agreement is put on hold

A group of Oak Park residents who oppose the expansion of Chabad of Oak Park, a synagogue inside a residence on Conifer Street, convinced the Oak Park School Board to postpone an agreement that would allow congregants to continue parking at the school district office on weekends and during holidays. The Chabad rents 28 parking spaces from the school district. […]

Don’t blame it on the swallows

On page 15 of your June 10 issue the reader will see a lovely, delightful article about a new children’s book titled “The Magic Pond” about a group of migrating birds “bringing new life” to a desolate body of water, and awakening young children to cyclical concepts in nature, such as bird migration. And then on page 6 the reader […]

Evan Plotkin

Calabasas High’s valedictorian, National Merit finalist, National Achievement finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction, Gold Seal Bearer: Evan Plotkin’s achievements could fill a book. Evan’s weighted GPA of 4.8 landed him at Stanford University. He is considering majoring in computer science since one of his alltime favorite classes at Calabasas was AP computer science. “Working on a program is very much […]

Flawless season for Oak Park lacrosse club

Sprucing up for summer

With the return of warm days and longer nights comes the need to get your yard back into shape for summer. Here are some tips for getting creative and saving money: •Remove winter color and replace with summer annuals such as marigolds, petunias and impatiens. For better blooms, incorporate fresh soil amendment and a granular fertilizer to give them a […]

Water district names poster finalists

Twelve students were recently recognized as finalists in Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s annual Water Awareness Poster Contest. Families, teachers and school officials joined the students at the district’s board of directors meeting to honor the finalists. Each student was presented with a personalized certificate of recognition. The posters interpreted the theme “Water is Life” and were selected from more […]

Local kids created portraits of Dad for Acorn readers to share.

Thrift shop benefits nursing home

A-gassed at bill

For at least the last six years, during cold weather months when we normally use much more gas for heating, Southern California Gas Co. has consistently billed their customers for 34- and 35- day billing periods. In doing so, they knowingly have driven up customer’s bills into a higher, more costly tier rate that increased with greater consumption. They are […]

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