2010-11-18 E-Edition

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Outdoor ice rink opens

The Lakes Holiday Ice Rink will be open through Jan. 17, 2011 at The Lakes shopping center on Thousand Oaks Boulevard,. The 60-by-60-foot ice rink will be open daily with onehour skate sessions from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. From Dec. 16 through Jan. […]

Victory gymnasts qualify for state championship

All 28 members of the Victory Gymnastics Academy girls’ team qualified to compete at state championships after participating in the Level 4-6 Sectional Championships on Oct. 23 and 24 in Camarillo. Victory Gymnastics in Newbury Park was the only Ventura County gym to have all of its team members qualify for the state championships. A total of 440 gymnasts and […]

Green tips for the holidays

As Thanksgiving nears, families start planning their celebratory feasts. Waste Management encourages residents to remember—and thank—the environment. Here are tips to help add green to a Thanksgiving menu. •Purchase local ingredients. Many delicious ingredients may be available locally, including veggies, bread and turkey. Locally grown food usually has a smaller “carbon footprint,” meaning less damage is done to the environment […]

Wants answers from school district

An open letter to Oak Park taxpayers: the definition of “insult to injury” is opening your property tax bill and seeing how much we pay for our “local” schools (the injury) and opening the Nov. 4 edition of The Acorn and seeing a full-page ad urging parents who live outside our community and don’t pay our taxes to come use […]

OPHS Choir sings

The Oak Park High School Holiday Concert will be at 7 p.m. Fri., Dec. 10 in the school pavilion at 899 N. Kanan Road. The choir will perform music of the season and choral classics such as “Kua Rongo Mai Kow,” a New Zealand number; Jacob Arcadelt’s “Ave Maria”; and Randall Stroopes “An American Te Deum.” The holiday section of […]

Westlake Brownies rally to save lives

The 6- and 7-year-old girls of Westlake Village Brownie Troop 60146 raised more than $1,200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to find cures for the many forms of blood cancer affecting children and adults. They carried red balloons with lights inside on a two-mile “Light the Night Walk” in Warner Center. The girls telephoned relatives, friends and neighbors to […]

Speaker describes Congo violence

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village will host guest speaker Dr. Victoria Bentley, a trauma psychologist, at the noon luncheon meeting Wed., Dec. 1 at the North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Road, Westlake Village. Bentley will speak on “Rumble in the Jungle.” Bentley recently took her healing skills to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to combat the […]

Calabasas residents get flu shots

‘Movie Nut’ is nuts

Mr. Workman’s article reviewing “Waiting For Superman” best and least suited for opinion showed how little he must know about people who disagree with his views. What an amazingly stupid assumption that only liberals are able to appreciate what is happening in America’s schools. Insulting and dividing, Mr. Workman. The task of repairing the schools will take all working together. […]