School board candidate has special interests

Acorn Staff Writer

Bob Charney, a candidate for the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education, speaks from experience when it comes to special education. Charney’s 5-year-old son is a special needs child at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The boy has autism. His child and others would be much better off if the school district had more funds to […]

Parenting classes available now

Interface Children Family Services offers a low-cost 10-week series of "Active Parenting Classes" emphasizing effective communication between parents and children, understanding children’s behavior and strategies to encourage responsibility, and problem-solving skills. For further information or to sign up for a class, please call Interface Children Family Services at (805) 485-6114, ext. 685.

Las Virgenes will discuss school project funds

In its continuing effort to provide updates on the progress of the community’s $93 million school bond initiative, the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education will host two meetings to provide the community with its annual report on Measure R projects. The meetings will be as follows: Wed., Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the lecture hall of […]

Headless horseman rides again

The Young Artists Ensemble will open its 22nd annual Family Theatre Season with the world premiere of William Shupe’s "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" on Oct. 26 to 28 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fri through Sat. and 2:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun. matinees. Tickets range from $10 to […]

Skating rink a welcome idea

Skating rink a welcome idea Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I too have heard the rumors about an ice skating rink being considered in either Agoura or Woodland Hills. What a great alternative to a big box store. If anyone entrepreneurial is listening, hockey out here is huge—just look at Tri Valley Roller Hockey played outdoors at De Anza […]

LVUSD first to ‘Webcast’ meetings

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) has recently become the first school district regionally to begin "Web casting" school board meetings. The inaugural coverage was slated for Oct. 9. "This will … (provide) real time access by the community to our board meetings," said Donald Zimring, deputy superintendent of schools. "Another advantage of this approach is that it will enable […]

Class to teach stock market

Conejo Valley Adult School will present a class, "Playing the Stock Market," from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 17 and 24 at the school, 1025 Old Farm Road, Room 5, Thousand Oaks. Instructor Robert Duncan will offer participants guidance and an explanation of the types of markets, stocks, investments and trade practices. He is sales manager and senior vice […]

CSUN’s Music Therapy Clinic tries to give back the lives of people

CSUN’s Music Therapy Clinic tries to give back the lives of people Every day, music professor Ron Borczon and the therapists and students who work at Cal State Univesity Northridge (CSUN) Music Therapy Clinic try to give people back their lives. Their clients range from autistic children and children with Down syndrome to the survivors of severe trauma and rape. […]

New play examines media

The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum will host a reading of "Tilting," a new comedy by Jennie Webb commissioned by the Theatricum, at 12:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 20. A discussion will follow the reading, and admission is free. The Theatricum is at 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., six miles south of the 101 freeway, in Topanga. The new play examines the […]

State seeks input about terrorism

State seeks input about terrorism I am proud to announce the formation by Assembly Speaker Robert M. Hertzberg of a special Task Force on the Impact of Terrorism in California, and I congratulate and thank him on this important undertaking. In unveiling this task force, Speaker Hertzberg said, "The people of California expect us to respond. Restoring the confidence of […]