Calmont offers 20-acre classroom

Adjoining state parkland in the Santa Monica Mountains, Calmont School’s campus offers a 20-acre classroom replete with endangered species, wild animals and prehistoric fossils, and is in close proximity to ancient Chumash Indian sites. The campus features a wide diversity of flora and fauna experienced in their natural ecosystem. One of Calmont’s programs is environmental studies that takes full advantage […]

Junior Repertory plays very well

Acorn Staff Writer

Saturdays don’t always have to be taken up by sports, says a group of young local actors who spend their weekends performing plays of a different kind. Stu Levin, director of the Agoura Hills Junior Repertory, admits, "We get killed by soccer on Saturday," but says the program has survived for 10 years and is still going strong. Junior Repertory […]

Local communities get funding for disaster preparedness

Acorn Staff Writer

The federal government has opened the spigot on disaster preparedness funds and some of the money is now trickling down to help local communities. The five cities that make up the Las Virgenes/Malibu Council of Governments (COG) have been given a $100,000 grant to beef up emergency measures, everything from new radio batteries to fresh medical supplies. The COG also […]

Teens invited to see Lakers at Staples

The cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village present "Lakers Night" for ages 11 to 17 on Dec. 5, Jan. 25 and March 22. The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and the Detroit Pistons respectively. The bus will depart from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center on each game day at 4:30 p.m. and […]

Local collegians in the news

Christopher S. Reed of Westlake Village is among 46 Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) students who will study abroad this year as part of the California State University’s International Programs. A music major, Reed will be studying in France. "The study-abroad experience really helps students mature, and it gives them independence," said Marta Rezvani-Lopez, CSUN’s student exchange and study abroad […]

Festivities for the season on tap

Festivities for the season on tap Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will host a series of holiday events throughout December. Among the planned festivities are the following. The Royal Scottish Country Dancers performance group will present traditional social dance forms of Scotland in the library’s courtyard from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. Opening Dec. […]

Discovery Center seeks volunteers for outreach programs

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology welcomes volunteers for their Museum Without Walls Outreach Programs. These programs are: Starlabs, which is a portable plantetarium that holds up to 25 people and turns the vastness of the universe into an intimate experience. RAYS (Reading Awakens Young Scientists) brings science alive through the pages of high quality literature. The books brought […]

Youth invited to take their best shots

The city of Agoura Hills and Agoura Youth Basketball are sponsoring the Hotshot contest for boys and girls ages 8 to 15 on Sat., Dec. 8 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. Registration begins 9 a.m. and competition at 9:30 a.m. The contest provides the opportunity for youth to compete against their peers in dribbling, shooting and rebounding contests, with […]

CLU grads obtain degrees after summer session

CLU grads obtain degrees after summer session One hundred and twenty-five undergraduate and graduate students officially became alumni of California Lutheran University, (CLU) Thousand Oaks, when bachelor’s and master’s degrees were conferred following the summer academic session last August. Graduates from the Conejo Valley area included the following. Agoura Hills: Mark L. Segedie, Margaret De Young Mulder, Ingrid Cornelia Romeijn-Davis. […]

Holiday shoppers to be greeted by strolling musical groups

Holiday shoppers will be treated to musical entertainment from 1 to 3 p.m. each Saturday during the season at Oak Park Shopping Center, on the southeast corner of the intersection of Kanan and Lindero Canyon Roads, Oak Park. Strolling musical groups scheduled to perform are as follows: Dec. 1: The Los Angeles Brass Quintet; Dec. 8: The Merrywoode Singers; Dec. […]

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