2001-12-06

State budget will hit hard public schools

Acorn Staff Writer

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) will have to scramble to assume its share of the proposed $843.5 million in education budget cuts proposed recently by Gov. Gray Davis. Because of the slumping economy, LVUSD has been told to expect $668,000 in mid-year reductions for its kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms. Worried that California is facing its steepest decline in […]

Beware of introducing non-native flora, fauna



Aliens are landing here that could destroy our way of life. They’re not strange creatures from another planet, however. They’re invasive species—microbes, mammals and many others—that are alien to our shores and that rob native plants and animals of the space and sustenance they need to survive. An area twice the size of the state of Delaware is overtaken by […]

Survey reflects kids’ terrorism concerns



Pastor Tim Smith of Calvary Community Church, an evangelical Christian church in Westlake Village, and Sara Jackson, associate director of Pepperdine University’s Center for the Family, developed a survey as a guide that would help parents discuss the subjects of terrorism and war with their children. More than 500 children in grades 3 to 12 were asked to note their […]

Oaks Christian girls’ hoopsters shoot for another chance at CIF championship

Acorn Sports Writer

Oaks Christian girls’ hoopsters shoot for another chance at CIF championship The Oaks Christian (OCHS) girls’ basketball team is 3-0 as it begins its second season under head coach Don McMaster after a successful first season in which it advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) semifinals in the Southern Section. The Lions defeated La Reina 54-39 last Thursday. After […]

Ralph Carmichael will play Christmas musicale



Emmanuel Presbyterian Church invites the community to celebrate the spirit of the holidays with a Christmas musicale presented at 7 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 8 in the church’s sanctuary at 588 Camino Manzanas Ave., Thousand Oaks. Ralph Carmichael and his Big Band will perform Christmas melodies including sacred music and popular standards. The church choir will lend vocal accompaniment to […]

Hanukkah to begin Sunday MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn



Hanukkah to begin Sunday MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn PRACTICING—Adam Spector, 9, left, Hannah Laskow, 5, and Rabbi Manachen Weiss demonstrate the lighting of the menorah for Hanukkah at the Chabad of the Conejo in Agoura Hills. Hanukkah starts at sundown this Sun., Dec. 9 and continues for eight days through Sun., Dec. 16.

Santa Comes to Agoura once again

Acorn Editor

The 22nd annual "Santa Comes to Agoura" food drive finished this week after a large crowd gathered last Saturday morning to bring, sort and bag the food. Local families and other worthy causes will be the recipients. A variety of activities highlighted the culmination at the Do-It Center parking lot in Agoura Hills, including a release of doves. The white […]

Volunteers needed to help children



Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a program of Interface Children Family Services, is looking for a few people (especially men) who want to be a powerful voice in the life of an abused or neglected child. CASA will begin a 48-hour training program in January. Training will be conducted on Tuesday and Thursday nights for five weeks and on three […]

Lions football season ends at CIF semifinals



The season ended with disappointment for the first-ever varsity football team at Oaks Christian High School (OCHS) when it was defeated by Arrowhead Christian, 30-14, in a game played at Yucaipa High School last Friday night. The Lions ended the season at 11-1-1. After falling behind 8-0, the Lions battled back to tie the score and then down 16-8, OCHS […]

Patriotic concert is tonight at CHS



Calabasas High School music students will present a concert featuring a patriotic theme at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Dec. 6, in the school’s theatre. Highlights of the concert include the school’s award-winning choirs performing together, for a chorus of more than 100 voices, accompanied by the Wind Ensemble. Also featured will be the Jazz Bands, Concert Band, and the premiere […]


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