2014-12-18

Story time at the library



Storytime with stories, songs and fingerplays will be offered for children and their caregivers on Fridays from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Children ages 6 to 24 months can shake out their sillies at 10 a.m. Kids ages 2 to 5 years can get their wiggle on at 11 a.m. This […]

UCLA Bruins select first Kid Captain



Logan Nobriga, a 10-yearold boy from Oak Park who is battling cancer, was selected as the first Kid Captain by Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and the UCLA men’s basketball team. The new Kid Captain program recognizes UCLA pediatric patients who face life-threatening illnesses with courage, strength and determination. Logan and his family were invited to attend the UCLA basketball game […]

Newcomers join OPUSD school board

Ross, Hazelton, Helfstein take oath


The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education officially welcomed three new members during its Dec. 9 reorganization meeting. Derek Ross, Drew Hazelton and Denise Helfstein were sworn into offi ce, and a farewell was given to board president Mary Pallant, who had decided not to run for reelection. Superintendent Tony Knight said that when Pallant was elected to […]

Holiday delivery a day early



The Acorn office will be closed Dec. 25 to 26 and Jan. 1 to 2 for the holidays. The Acorn newspaper will be delivered on Wed., Dec. 24 and Wed., Dec. 31. For more information, visit www.theacornonline.com.

High School Hi Lights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 19: ComedySportz/ performing arts education center/ 6 p.m. Mon., Dec. 22: Winter break-no school through Fri., Jan. 2 Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Dec. 19: ComedySportz/ performing arts education center/ 7 p.m. Sat., Dec., 20: Saturday school/ library/8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mon., Dec. 22: Winter break-no school through Fri., Jan. 2 Oak Park Eagles Fri., Dec. 19: ASB […]

5K benefits those with mental illness



Viewpoint names McKee



Viewpoint School’s board of trustees unanimously selected Mark McKee as the school’s next leader in charge of daily operations. McKee is currently head of school at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School in San Mateo, Calif., and brings to Viewpoint more than 20 years of leadership experience in K-12 independent schools. McKee will assume his role at the private Calabasas school […]

Rain falls, but water rationing continues




The recent precipitation the area has experienced will help temper the state’s water crisis but won’t put any major dents in California’s record drought. Despite the rain, local water agencies are putting plans into place to begin rationing water. “It’s still grim at this point, and while we’re encouraged by this initial series of storms, we have no reason we […]

Family Men

Road trip

It was going well—too well. So three vicious dogs ruined it by charging my 11-year-old son from behind a fence and practically eating him and his bicycle whole. I knew there’d be trouble along the way. “I want you to be able to take care of yourself. I just wanna help,” I told my son before the trip. This is […]

Ballerina sisters prepare for ‘Nutcracker’




A local family of ballerinas will share the stage this Saturday at Pacific Festival Ballet’s rendition of “The Nutcracker” at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza For the second year in a row, sisters Jayne, Jillian and Georgia Butler of T.O. are among the cast of the annual holiday season production, which is in its 21st year. The professional show […]


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