School board candidate says she’s most qualified

Acorn Staff Writer

Of the four challengers in the Nov. 6 Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education election, Bicky Rippe thinks she’s the most qualified. Since she began her association with the district 10 years ago, Rippe has worn a variety of hats. Whether serving on parent-faculty clubs or helping schools gain outside awards and recognition, Rippe (pronounced Rippy), has been […]

Rotary Club fights cancer with bear hugs

BEAR HUGS––Rotary member Cheri Honig, left, President Bing S. Han, and member Naomi Finkel, embrace a bundle of bears that will be given away as a way of saying "Thank You" to those who donate to "Bear Hugs for Mammograms." Rotary clubs have joined with the Conejo Free Clinic to help fight breast cancer. For details call Finkel at (818) […]

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Story of the Week

Jacques Plante was one of the NHL’s all-time great goalies. Winner of the Vezina Trophy an incredible seven times during his career, this colorful goaltender was a fixture for the Montreal Canadiens for years, and then for other NHL teams as well. His record of 434 wins is second in NHL history. By the midpoint of his career, however, one […]

Rusnak Westlake supports fundraiser

Acorn Automotive Editor

If you have any interest in classic cars, then an event this Saturday at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks should make your year. Mary Health of the Sick convalescent hospital in Newbury Park is a non-profit, non-sectarian hospital owned and operated by The Sisters, Servants of Mary. It is their love and dedication, which is reflected in the quality […]

Mayor pro tem defends her city council

Mayor pro tem defends her city council Regarding the silly "spin" your article of Oct. 4 took toward the Calabasas Civic Center project, please allow a little reality check. Architect Michael Freedman is a specialist in civic center planning who has successfully assisted our city before. Five years ago there was a contentious, large office complex planned for Calabasas Road, […]

Students ask questions, give opinions about America’s new war

Acorn Staff Writer

The first war of the 21st Century, the war against terrorism, is a new experience for the kids of the ’80s, many of whom are too young to remember the Gulf War and to whom Vietnam probably seems like ancient history. In recent weeks, the sophomores, juniors and seniors who make up Nan Cano’s humanities class at Agoura High School […]

Red Cross courses to be taught

Life-saving first aid and CPR skills will be taught in courses offered by the American Red Cross of Ventura County on Sat., Oct. 27 at the Conejo Community Center, 1300 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Workplace Standard First Aid, a course designed to meet and exceed OSHA guidelines for the workplace and including CPR training, will be held from 9 a.m. […]

Westlake pounds Moorpark to stay in hunt for league title

Special to The Acorn

After the Westlake Warriors (5-2, 2-1) had gained a 31-14 victory over Moorpark (2-4, 1-2) in a game advertised as "the ultimate game" by the Musketeers, Westlake head coach Jim Benkert quickly set his sights on Royal. While the Warriors draw a bye this week, Benkert, his staff and likely a few teammates will be in Simi Valley tomorrow evening […]

City councilwoman endorses Wachs, Corridori, Reinhardt

City councilwoman endorses Wachs, Corridori, Reinhardt It has been my pleasure to serve on the Agoura Hills City Council with Mayor Ed Corridori and Councilmember Jeff Reinhardt. Their votes have gotten the Kanan interchange redesign on track for next year, increased our open space, maintained our extraordinarily low crime rate, kept us fiscally sound, and held growth in check. I […]

Speed humps criticized in Calabasas

A few days ago I received a letter from the city of Calabasas signed by Robert Yalda announcing more measures of traffic-calming in my neighborhood. I have lived in this neighborhood for about 25 years and did a lot of walking and running around our area. Except during school days, from about 8-8:30 a.m. and between 2-3 p.m., there is […]

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