2012-03-29

2012-03-29 E-Edition

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Farewell to the superintendent



Most in our community already know that our superintendent, Dr. Donald Zimring, will be retiring after 37 years of extraordinary service to our district. For those of us at the district office who have been fortunate enough to work alongside him, it has truly been an honor. With the state budget cuts to education, his job has been a daunting […]

Musical tribute pays homage to past



Student journalists spread word on dangers of smoking




Preston Hill, a freshman at Newbury Park High School, was stunned to learn that smoking a cigarette is hardly better than smoking rat poison. The 15-year-old was among a group of Ventura County high school journalism students who attended Simi Valley Unified School District’s 14th annual Teens Kick Ash press conference last month at the Ventura County Office of Education […]

Club to host fashion show to help prevent child abuse



The Westlake Women’s Club will host its annual luncheon/ fashion show, “Fashions on Parade,” sponsored by The Oaks mall, on Fri., April 13 at the Westlake Hyatt Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Prevent Child Abuse America has introduced the pinwheel as the symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention nationwide. The campaign represents the organization’s efforts to change […]

A Classic victory for Real So Cal Blue



It’s not as bad as it seems



I was somewhat amused by a letter titled “Anthem fallout” that appeared in the March 22 issue of The Acorn. The writer notes: “I just woke up and found my healthcare provider cut off Los Robles as my emergency hospital” and this is “not what I signed up for when I paid thousands of bucks a month.” This apparently is […]

YMCA Strongkids campaign a big success



The Southeast Ventura County YMCA and its four branches raised $266,619 during it annual Strong Kids fundraising campaign. Funds help make YMCA activities available to those in financial need and enhance its youth and adult programs. More than 26,000 residents participate in activities at the four area YMCA branches each year. One hundred sixty three volunteers contacted businesses and individuals […]

Easter Sunrise Service planned



The Valley Interfaith Council will present an Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. Sun., April 8 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Nearly 1,000 worshippers and ministers from the Conejo Valley will celebrate the 45th year of this non-denominational service. The Rev. Craig Beeker will deliver the Easter message, “ Second chances and […]

Rosemary Armstrong



Agoura Hills,CA, Appache Junction,AZ, Coarsegold, CA. April 2, 1936-February 28,2012 The family of Rosemary Armstrong sadly announcesCMY her passing Feb. 28. 2012. She was born and raised in K Minneapolis, Minn. She passed away after a 16 month courageous battle of Lymphoma cancer and the struggles of chemo, and we would like to thank Dr. Gary Schwartz and the staff […]


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