Westlake candidates reveal campaign donations

One candidate has given $2,000 to his own campaign and the mayor owes more than $4,000 for his reelection in Westlake Village. City council candidates have turned in their campaign financial disclosure statements, and in Westlake Village, as opposed to some other cities, there are no limits on contributions. The list of candidates includes incumbents Mark Rutherford and Iraj Broomand […]

Calabasas plans birthday party

The city of Calabasas invites all children to celebrate the city’s 10th birthday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., Oct. 25 at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. There will be free swimming, rides, games, DJ, dance contests, a huge coloring wall, etc. In addition, there will be free party favors and free birthday cake […]

Cost of four-year college quadruples; parents should save

Cost of four-year college quadruples; parents should save When asked to put a value on their children’s college education, most parents would reply, "immeasurable." However, the cost of a four-year-college education in 2001, having increased at four times the rate of the average family income within the past 20 years, is anything but "immeasurable." To hedge increased costs associated with […]

Stage Door play keeps audience guessing

Acorn Staff Writer

If you’re in the mood for a suspenseful thriller, skip the latest celluloid flick and head for some live drama at the Stage Door Theatre in Agoura Hills, where they’re presenting the chiller, "Being of Sound Mind," written by Brian J. Burton and directed by Dayne J. Jervis. The play is entertaining and suspenseful enough to keep you on the […]

This teacher prefers Rippe

This teacher prefers Rippe I recently read a campaign flyer from a candidate running for the Las Virgenes School Board claiming she is "the only candidate endorsed by our teachers …" I feel this statement is misleading, as I am a teacher in the LVUSD and support, along with many of my colleagues, the election of Bicky Rippe to the […]

Supermarket bank robbed in Westlake

The FBI has joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation of last week’s bank robbery in Westlake Village. Three armed men took a reported $40,000 from a Wells Fargo branch inside Albertson’s grocery store at 5770 Lindero Canyon Blvd. According to Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, two black males entered the store at 10:45 a.m. on Thurs., Oct. […]

Storytime offered for young kids

Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to participate in a 30-minute storytime series titled "Conjure Up a Good Book" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 23 through Nov. 13, at the Newbury Park Branch Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The event will feature stories, finger plays, seasonal songs, rhymes and more, including tales of witches, goblins and ghosts from […]

Calmont School celebrates anniversary

Calmont School will mark its 25th anniversary with a yearlong celebration that will serve to reintroduce Calmont’s unique learning environment to the local communities it represents and showcase the school’s varied accomplishments. Open houses will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 16; 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 8 and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 12. […]

Movie class now available

The cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are accepting registrations for a "Movie Appreciation" class that will run from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 16 through Nov. 20. The class is open to ages 11 to 14. Participants will watch some of the best and worst movies ever made in a variety of genres. The fee for the […]

Prayer in schools? Whose prayers?

Prayer in schools? Whose prayers? Prayer in schools? Whose prayers? Linda Wright is correct (Acorn letters, Sept. 27). We should have prayers in our schools, and the commandments should be displayed in all public places. However, I do not want my taxes used to build and operate schools and other public facilities for the use of religions contrary to my […]

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