Educator from Agoura leads statewide group

Agoura resident Richard J. Malfatti, Superintendent of Somis Elementary School District, has been appointed chairperson of the Small School Districts Committee for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). As a member of the committee, Malfatti will work to advocate small school districts’ issues within ACSA and provide the association’s Legislative Policy Committee with information on legislation that could affect […]

Camerata Pacifica announces 12th season

Camerata Pacifica has announced its 12th season of chamber music concerts with monthly performances at 8 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 16 in the Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The season is dedicated to Camerata pianist, Joanne Pearce Martin, who is performing her final season with the group as she goes […]

Call for new hospital labeled ‘politics’ in Westlake

Acorn Staff Writer

A city councilman in Westlake Village, Iraj Broomand, is interested in joining forces with other city councils to build a new hospital and emergency room in Westlake Village. The drive has also gained momentum from Linda Parks, a city councilwoman in Thousand Oaks. Broomand wants to reestablish a committee to address the matter. There is, he said, a great deal […]

Summer school reading classes availaable

Los Angeles Pierce Extension, Community Services is offering the last in their series of summer reading skills programs in Agoura Hills. The program meets once each week for five weeks and will begin the week of July 25. The tuition is $269 per student. For children in preschool through third grade, the programs focus on the phonics and comprehension skills […]

Agoura High School gets $1,000 for new track

RUNNING WELL TOGETHER—Agoura High School Principal Larry Misel, third from the left, accepts a check for $1,000 from Future Track. It will help pay for an new all-weather track.The private club helps prepare adults and teenagers for competitive running and for overall fitness.

Cabrillo Theater to present ‘The Sound of Music’

Cabrillo Music Theatre will close out its 2000/2001 season of "Broadway’s Best" with the Tony Award-winning musical, "The Sound of Music," running from July 27 to Aug. 5 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The musical is based on the true story of the Von Trapp family singers. […]

Home Depot ballot measure will be delayed until January

Acorn Staff Writer

An Agoura Hills group fighting the proposed Home Depot on Agoura Road will postpone until January a special election aimed at keeping the large retailer out. Citizens for Responsible Growth hoped to place an initiative on the November ballot barring future "big box" stores from coming to Agoura Hills, but a group spokesman said they couldn’t meet an Aug. 10 […]

Student’s art makes big impression

Acorn Staff Writer

Unsurpassed numbers of artists practice their craft in the world today. Whether they’re professionals or students, artists have a hard time getting recognition because of competition. Daniel Jacob, a 15-year-old student at Oak Park High School, has created a work of art now on display in the office of Gov. Gray Davis. Daniel drew a portrait of a young woman. […]

Kids: Play the Math MazeTM Puzzle

By Ralph Colao Children or adults will enjoy playing the Math MazeTM Puzzle. A unique path connects the two black boxes. The route is solved by using math (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) by going up, down or sideways (but never diagonal). False paths lead to dead ends. The solution is on page 54.

The myth of the ‘bad kid’

Six-year-old Jimmy is having trouble in school. As a first grader, he already has a reputation among the teachers as a "bad kid." He spends most of his school day sitting in the corner or the principal’s office. With 30 other children in his class, the teacher has little time for Jimmy. He isn’t learning anything in the classroom, and […]

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