Two from Las Virgenes Unified School District to serve on state committee

Two officials from Las Virgenes Unified School District have been called upon to help the California state legislature form a new master plan for public education. Chaired by state Sen. DeDe Alpert, a bipartisan committee that includes both public and private officials will develop recommendations for a comprehensive education plan to lead the state’s public schools into the 21st Century. […]

‘Loungin’ After Dark’ event, dance workshops coming soon

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering "Loungin’ After Dark," a teen night out event from 8 to 10 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 7 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. The cost is $6 which includes live entertainment including interactive deejays from Hart 2 Hart. Snacks, games, prizes, T-shirts and […]

Internet Specialists West moves here

ISWest, a full service Internet provider specializing in server co-location, managed co-location, high speed T1’s and T3’s, DSL and Web hosting for small-to mid-sized businesses, recently announced it has completed its expansion of a new server co-location facility. ISWest signed a 10-year lease valued at $2.5 million for 10,000 sq. ft. of office space at the new Canwood Corporate Center […]

CHS student wins fair award

Alyson Shor, a sophomore at Calabasas High School, earned this year’s Adah Callahan Professional Art Award, presented by Peggy Kroener, head of the Youth Department at the Ventura County Fair. This special achievement award is given to the most promising high school artist and is also the only cash prize award presented up through the high school level. Shor also […]

Temple Etz Chaim sponsors Yeshiva

Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks will sponsor a Yeshiva for the High Holidays beginning with a Havdallah service at 8 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 8 led by Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the Temple, and Hazzan Pablo Duek. The word "Yeshiva" comes from the word "to sit" in Hebrew, meaning "a seat of learning." At 9:15 p.m., the […]

A Home Depot might generate less tax revenue

I support the proposed ballot initiative requiring a vote of the citizens of Agoura Hills for the approval of any "big box" store constructed within city limits. A "big box" store would have a huge impact on our small city, and I believe that its approval should be decided by the citizens of Agoura Hills in a direct vote. I […]

Agoura Hills City Hall will expand hours with relocation

Once criticized for keeping its doors open just four days a week, Agoura Hills City Hall is going back on a five-day workweek. In 1993, the Agoura Hills City Council reduced government operating hours from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Councilmembers said the shortened workweek complied with government requirements to reduce employee vehicle trips, but also gave […]

Made in the shade MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Made in the shade MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn SHADE––Umbrella Artists display their paintings in the Westlake Promenade shopping center Saturday and Sunday. Shown here is a Mel Wolf watercolor. Wolf has more than 30 watercolors from local and foreign scenes that he shows the last weekend of every month in the Promenade.

Westlake Village commerical building sold

A 137,760 sq. ft. office building occupied by homestore.com at the newly-opened Westlake North Business Park in Westlake Village has been sold to area investors for $27.1 million, Investment Development Services, Inc. (IDS), the project developer, announced recently. David Saeta, an IDS principal, said that Miller Brothers Investments LLC of Calabasas purchased the two-story Class "A" building at 30700 Russell […]

Applying to college online: Insider’s tips

As more and more admissions departments are allowing—even encouraging—students to fill out online applications, applying to college can seem almost as easy as sending an e-mail. You can go straight to a college’s Web site to apply, rather than waiting for a form to arrive in the mail. You don’t have to worry about your messy handwriting or inability to […]