Not everyone excited about high school exit exams

Acorn Staff Writer

Freshmen at Calabasas, Agoura and Oak Park high schools took the California High School Exit Exam for the first time last week, but not all administrators and students gave the test high marks. The exam is being offered for the first time this year under Gov. Gray Davis’ education reforms. Beginning with the class of 2004 (this year’s freshmen), students […]


PRIZE WINNING AUTO–– Ron Cowan of Camarillo with his 1940 Ford Coupe Deluxe, took "People’s Choice, Best of Show" in last year’s Classic Car Show hosted by Conejo Valley Rotary Club at the Conejo Valley Days Kick Off picnic last year. The picnic this year will be at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza.

Conejo Free Clinic hosts Family Night LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Conejo Free Clinic hosts Family Night LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Oak Hills Elementary hosts book drive

As part of "Read Across America Day," Oak Hills Elementary school in Oak Park decided to squeeze similar "holidays" into one day. Read Across America Day came on Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Pajama Day at Oak Hills was moved to that day, too. If this sounds somewhat confusing, it is. But to make matters more involved, a book drive was […]

Seder workshop offered

Chabad of the Conejo will host a Community Model Seder and Workshop at 8 p.m., Wed., March 28 at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The workshop is open to the community free of charge, but advance reservations are required. The model Seder will teach participants how to conduct a Seder on their own. It will also […]

Business leader shares thoughts on council forum

The Old Town Business Alliance hosted in February a Candidates’ Forum at Fins Restaurant in Calabasas. Moderated by Richard Woolard, all of the candidates were in attendance and answered questions from the Alliance and from the audience. Unlike previous forums, the focus was on Old Town Calabasas and the needs and concerns of local businesses there. The format of the […]

Agoura Hills may be wettest in L.A. County

Agoura Hills may be wettest in L.A. County By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Swimming pools are filled to the brim and rain gutters work overtime, but the best way to tell that the area has received more than ample rain this season is by the gauges used by meteorologists. The Los Angeles County Public Works Department, operator of the […]

Family, friends of leukemia victim hopeful about future

Acorn Staff Writer

There’s some promising news for young Emily Buelow, the 7-year-old Calabasas leukemia sufferer who’s captured the hearts of the community. According to her father, David Buelow, Emily passed a very important medical test last week that showed that the new stem cells that had been transplanted into her body in January are growing into new, healthy bone marrow. In what […]

Parents learn how to cope with suicide

When a child dies by his or her own hand in suicide, parents’ grief over the loss of a child can be compounded by anger at the child for committing such an act and burdensome guilt in themselves for failing to prevent it. A promising therapy focusing on forgiveness may offer hope to these suffering parents. Teen suicide and its […]

Conference to explore graduate education

In an ongoing effort to provide students with opportunities to learn about graduate education, Cal State Northridge will host the third annual Advancement to Graduate Education Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., March 24 in the University Student Union. Topics to be discussed include the graduate school admissions process, graduate test preparation, financing a graduate education and […]

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