LVUSD names Jordan as new board president

Acorn Staff Writer

The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education appointed Judy Jordan to a third term as president of the board during a reorganization last week. Jordan, 60, has been on the school board for 11 years and served as president in 1992 and 1996. She replaces outgoing president Charlotte Meyer. Both Jordan and Meyer are Calabasas residents. Jordan […]

Students open hearts to cancer patient CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Students open hearts to cancer patient CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn HOLIDAY GENEROSITY IN OAK PARK––Students in Beth Roth’s fourth grade class at Oak Hills Elementary should leave school for vacation this week feeling especially good about themselves. The 24 classmates brought gifts to school for 7-year-old leukemia victim Emily Buelow, a student at Lupin Hill Elementary in Calabasas. Youngsters wrapped the […]

U.S. healthcare faces challenges

As part of its mission to protect the nation’s health and safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a list of 10 challenges to our nation’s health for the 21st Century and published it in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Instituting a rational healthcare system. Everyone, rich or poor, young or old, should have access to […]

Agoura freshmen boys basketball excels

The Agoura High School freshmen boys’ basketball team recently competed in a 16-team tournament in Valencia, earning second place. After winning 14 of 16 games over the summer, the team now has a record of 4-1 this season. The team is coached by Don Karr and assisted by Greg Acevedo. "They’ve responded really well," Karr said of the team, which […]

Jewish inmates will celebrate Chanukah

Rabbi Zvi Dershowitz will lead Chanukah worship services for inmates at Men’s Central Jail and Twin Towers Correctional Facility today. "All Los Angeles County Jail inmates who practice Judaism will have the opportunity to attend religious services celebrating this holiday," said Sheriff Lee Baca. "It has always been the policy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to allow inmates […]

Calabasas High School students adopt families

Thank you for running the last article on Calabasas High School events. My students were so happy to see their names and activities publicized. We are in our second year with the Adopt-A-Family program. The ASB works with the Mend Organization to "adopt" 7-10 families from less fortunate areas for the holidays. Once the families have been given to the […]

An Exquisite Tuscan Villa

An Exquisite Tuscan Villa Sitting well back from the street, this exquisite Tuscan villa within the gates of Sherwood Country Club has stunning views across the golf course, over the valley and toward the mountains. The beautifully landscaped yard with pool, spa, waterfall, firepit and barbecue center offer a fabulous location for entertaining. The residence has 4 or 5 bedrooms […]

Early deadlines

The Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays on the next two Mondays are forcing The Acorn Newspapers into early deadlines. Space must be reserved by noon tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 22 for all display and classified advertising in the Dec. 28 edition. Our office will be closed both Mon., Dec. 25 and Mon., Jan. 1. Happy holidays!

Inmates craft toys for community kids in need

In a program that began more than a half-century ago, "Santa Claus helpers" in the Los Angeles County jails have once again worked the entire year to make Christmas Day more memorable for needy children. This holiday season, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will distribute more than 6,000 handcrafted dolls and wooden toys to children throughout the county. "I […]

Tips shared on how to get kids to eat healthier

Getting children to eat healthier may be easier with a few helpful morsels from the experts. Dr. Jay Gordon, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and author of "Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow," suggests the following tips to boost nutrition: •Make meal times fun and try your best to pretend you don’t care if they don’t eat […]