Watching the weather MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Watching the weather MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn A LOVERS’ MOMENT––Neil Dipaola of Calabasas and Liz Campbell of Malibu watch with interest as the fog rolls in from the beach communities at an overlook on Piuma Road near Calabasas.

Parents’ fears grow with class sizes

Parents concerned about seemingly crowded classrooms at Calabasas High School and Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas are expressing their fears prematurely, according to Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). Complaints included crowded science labs at the high school and classes with more than 20 students at the elementary school. Class size reduction laws don’t apply to science classes at the […]

L.A. County to present first Gourd Fair

L.A. County to present first Gourd Fair In conjunction with the California Gourd Society, the Arboretum of Los Angeles County will present the first Gourd Fair L.A., bringing together artists, gourd growers, gourd musicians, craftspeople and horticultural experts from all over the world. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 8 and 9 a.m. to […]


THURS., SEPT. 6 RSVP Deadline Today is reservation deadline for Westlake Women’s Club meeting (10 a.m.) and luncheon (noon) on Sept. 11 at the Westlake Inn, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Comedy barbershop group "Jest for Phun" will entertain. $18. (805) 496-9911 Knock Wood Conejo Valley Woodworkers Assn. meets 7 p.m. at Redwood Intermediate School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand […]

Annual fall festival coming to Woodland Hills

Annual fall festival coming to Woodland Hills Rides, games, entertainment and a raffle will be among the activities at the St. Bernardine annual fall festival from 6 to 11 p.m., Fri., Sept. 21, 1 to 11 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22 and 1 to 8 p.m., Sun., Sept. 23 on the grounds of the school, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills (just […]

Acorn Editorial Submission Policy

The Acorn welcomes your letters and comments. “Letters to the Editor” should be no longer than 300 words, although The Acorn reserves the right to make occasional exceptions to this policy. Hand-written letters are acceptable only if they are legible. Letters must contain the writer’s telephone number and address, for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be accepted and […]

Rabid bat found here

Acorn Staff Writer

Los Angeles County health officials have issued a rabies alert for residents who might have come into contact with a rabid bat found at Whizin’s Shopping Center in Agoura Hills. ` A woman saw the bat crawling on the ground Aug. 27 near the center’s indoor koi pond. According to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Veterinary Public Health […]

‘Stream Team’ goes to work cleaning up local waterways Cornell Preservation Society active in other areas, too

Acorn Staff Writer

‘Stream Team’ goes to work cleaning up local waterways Cornell Preservation Society active in other areas, too Have you driven on Kanan Road a mile or so south of the freeway lately and noticed all the grading for new luxury homes? In fact, much of the land between the freeway and Malibou Lake—that which doesn’t belong to the city of […]

Family time vitally important

Kids today are busier than ever which can make planning quality family time a real challenge. Extra-curricular activities and long work hours extend time away from home, which makes it more difficult for moms to gather everyone around the dinner table for a relaxing, wholesome meal. Preparing meals together is a great way to spend quality time with your children. […]

Adult school presents full slate of fun classes

Courses are in T.O. Conejo Valley Adult School (CVAS), 1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks, is offering a wide range of community service courses for all kinds of interests. Calligraphy and Illumination meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on six Wednesdays beginning Sept. 12 in room 3 at CVAS. Participants will learn a popular historic decorative alphabet and learn how […]