2014-05-15 E-Edition

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Student Style

DAZZLING DISPLAY—At the eighth annual Agoura High School Fashion Show on May 9, models showcase outfits designed by students. Above, an Aya Diaz creation. Right, a Lee Solomon gown. A dozen young designers participated in the show and created four tofive outfits each.

Bill favoring OD antidote advances

The California Senate Health Committee voted 5-0 recently to approve a bill by state Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Calabasas) that would put a life-saving antidote into the hands of first responders to prevent drug overdose deaths. Senate Bill 1438 would ensure that police officers and other first responders are equipped with naloxone, an antidote that can reverse prescription painkiller and heroin […]

Vote for favorites at margarita mix-off

Soroptimist International of the Conejo will host its 13th annual Margarita Mix-off from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 22 at Conejo Creek Park North, Janss Road and the 23 Freeway, behind the library in Thousand Oaks. Sixteen restaurants will compete for the honor of Best in the West Margarita. The recipient of the award will be selected by a […]

Leader is passionate about wildlife

Camping trips to Point Pelee National Park and Point Presqu’ile Provincial Park— two popular birding destinations in Canada— helped a local veterinarian develop an appreciation for nature at a young age. “ My friends introduced me to birding when I was in sixth grade,” said Ron Barnes, the owner of Angeles Animal Hospital in Simi Valley. “The birds would fly […]

La Reina names new head of school

La Reina High School announced the appointment of Michael Bates, EdD, as Head of School effective July 1. Bates was selected after a national search that brought forth a number of qualified candidates. Bates has a doctorate in educational leadership for social justice from Loyola Marymount University. In addition he has a Master of Arts in pastoral studies from Loyola […]

Take a swing at golf tourney fundraiser

Non-golfers can attend dinner and auction

The United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will sponsor its third annual charity golf tournament, dinner and auction, “A Taste of St. Andrews,” Thurs., May 22 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. The tournament format will be Texas scramble, with registration and check-in from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. Golfers can participate as […]

Students disciplined in OPHS tweet case

Transfer pupils sent home

The social media firestorm that erupted over anti-Semitic tweets last week in Oak Park has led to two students being kicked out of the school district and four others being disciplined. Tony Knight, superintendent of Oak Park Unified School District, said two male students from Oak Park High who wrote the most heinous tweets were suspended and returned to their […]

Early deadlines

Mon., May 26 is Memorial Day, and the Acorn offices will be closed. For the five Acorn papers published May 29 and 30, the deadline for real estate advertising is noon Thurs., May 22. The deadline for retail advertising is noon Fri., May 23. Thank you for your attention and have an enjoyable holiday.

Honorees chosen to receive foundation’s Spirit of Community Awards

The Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation will host its annual Spirit of Community Awards ceremony from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 29 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. Bob Engler has been chosen as the Community Volunteer of the Year and the Westminster Free Clinic as the Nonprofit Organization of the Year. Engler, a retired fire […]