This year’s winner of ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’

$100 RICHER––Karl Olson of Westlake Village took the photograph above of Riley Olson, right, watching his sisters, Renee and Natalie Olson, as they whitewash Tom Sawyer’s fence in Hannibal, Mo. If you look closely, you’ll notice that Natalie has a copy of her hometown newspaper, The Acorn, in her hip pocket. See page 31 for second and third place and […]

Las Virgenes names new administrator

Acorn Staff Writer

Longtime educator and former collegiate basketball champion Jim Nielsen has been named the new director of secondary education for Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). Nielsen, 54, will oversee the district’s three high schools and two middle schools. A third middle school in Calabasas is under construction. Nielsen replaces Joe Nardo, who was promoted to assistant superintendent for education. "The […]

Agoura Hills City Council candidates face off in their first forum

Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura Hills City Council candidates face off in their first forum Agoura Hills City Council candidates squared off Tuesday in an election forum that touched on a wide range of issues, not the least of which was Home Depot and whether or not the large retailer should be allowed to build here. Audience members posed most of the questions, including […]

Calabasas City Council at odds over future city hall

Special to The Acorn

The Calabasas City Council has found another reason to disagree. The city’s proposed civic center, which Councilman Dennis Washburn called a "monument to division," was one of the items on the council’s Sept. 19 agenda. Having commissioned Gonzalez Goodale Architects of Pasadena to prepare conceptual design work for the planned structure, the council decided not to consider the plans in […]

School district rewards ‘Fine’ art LCMS teacher inspires children

Acorn Staff Writer

School district rewards ‘Fine’ art LCMS teacher inspires children There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to creating art. Marilyn Fine, who was recently named Las Virgenes Unified School District Teacher of the Year, goes by the philosophy that everyone has a masterpiece inside just waiting to come out. "I feel that every student is capable of […]

Young council candidate says he’s ready to tackle public office

Acorn Staff Writer

Young council candidate says he’s ready to tackle public office George Thomas, a 24-year-old candidate for Agoura Hills City Council, believes his age can be an asset rather than a liability. Thomas is the only candidate young enough to experience firsthand the crowded conditions at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills. As a result, he understands how important it […]

Another forum next Thursday

A forum for Agoura Hills City Council candidates is planned for 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 11 at Sumac Elementary School, Agoura Hills. The event is sponsored by the Fountainwood Homeowners’ Association (HOA), in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles. All of the candidates are scheduled to be present and will discuss and debate city issues. Questions […]

Agoura Hills moves into new city hall

Agoura Hills moves into new city hall Agoura Hills city officials moved into their new home this week. The city’s 25 staff members packed up their computers, office supplies and coffee mugs and moved across the street to the new 30,000 square-foot civic center and library off Agoura Road at 30001 Ladyface Court. The 13,000 square-foot government building includes a […]

Library needs volunteer help

The Friends of the Agoura Hills Library are seeking volunteers to assist them with their move from the present Las Virgenes Library, 29130 Roadside Drive, to the new Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Court, just off Agoura Road, east of the Renaissance Hotel. Volunteers will be needed to work at both sites 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through to […]

For the record

Due to the editor’s defective typing, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s last name was misspelled in a photo caption last week. We had it with two "L"s. An event was cancelled for last Saturday, but notification came after our deadline. We apologize to anyone who was inconvenienced by going to a celebration of the acquisition of Zuniga Pond. That […]