Calabasas middle school dispute heads to court

Acorn Staff Writer

Final settlement talks failed to produce a deal last week in the disputed purchase of 31 acres of land for the new middle school near Calabasas. The yearlong stalemate between Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) and Calabasas Estates, owners of the property, appears to be headed for a jury trial beginning next month. Construction on the 35-classroom school at […]

Innovative library program to introduce families to classical music

Innovative library program to introduce families to classical music The Thousand Oaks Library will present Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Paul Stein and Chamber Music Express in a performance of "Galileo’s Metronome" at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 31 at the library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. It’s suitable for families with children age 5 and older. Written by Stein, […]

Low income men can get free cancer treatments

UCLA is offering free prostate cancer treatment to low income men who are uninsured. Funded by the State of California, the IMPACT (Improving Access, Counseling and Treatment for Californians with Prostate Cancer) program will help men, regardless of stage of treatment, who are 18 years or older, have no or limited health insurance, do not qualify for Medi-Cal or Medicare […]

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Story of the Week

Before television made pro football so popular, baseball was America’s only national pastime. But Jews, blacks and other "outsiders" weren’t easily welcomed into the sport. A decade before Jackie Robinson broke the major league color barrier in 1947, Hank Greenberg became baseball’s first Jewish superstar. He was born in New York in 1911. By the time he reached high school, […]

Tall ships will sail into Channel Islands Harbor soon

Tall ships will sail into Channel Islands Harbor soon History comes alive in Channel Islands Harbor as two historic tall ships return to the harbor Feb. 6 through 12 during the sixth annual Voyages of ReDiscovery Winter Tour. The Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington will make a grand arrival at 2 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 6 and will be docked […]

Judge orders changes on wording for big-box store ballot measure

Acorn Staff Writer

Judge orders changes on wording for big-box store ballot measure A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled last week that the impartial analysis of Agoura Hill’s anti-Home Depot referendum was biased and ordered city officials to delete a 19-word sentence in the voter guide that was described as "highly questionable and probably wrong." The voter guide that went to press […]

Chamber salutes the Spectrum Club sHEILA MASSON/The Acorn

Chamber salutes the Spectrum Club sHEILA MASSON/The Acorn ANOTHER CHAMBER MIXER ATTRACTS NETWORKERS––The Spectrum Club in Agoura Hills hosts a mixer by the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce. From left to right are: Ed Corridori, Agoura Hills City Councilman; Lydia Derian, Spectrum Club manager; Alex Soteras, chamber of commerce president; and Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber. The chamber now […]

Free lecture to reveal information on immunity

Learn how the five roadblocks to healing—poor nutrition, infection, toxins, trauma and stress—affect the immune system and ways to protect oneself in a free lecture at 7:30 p.m. this Sat., Jan. 19 at the Marriott Warner Center, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. Jesse Stoff, M.D., an author, lecturer and clinical researcher in viro-immunology who also practices homeopathic medicine, will present […]

Sports briefs

The Oaks Christian girls’ soccer team improved to 14-0 with a 1-0 win over Calabasas, Monday. Kim Lorier, a junior forward, scored the lone goal. The Agoura girls’ basketabll team edged Royal 62-61, Monday, behind a team -high 13 points by senior forward Jana Sobel. The Oak Park girls’ soccer team (12-3, 2-0) defeated Bishop Diego, 6-4, last Saturday, behind […]

Scottish dancing class to be offered

Scottish dancing class to be offered One need not be Scottish to join instructors Robert and Leone Burger in Scottish Country dance classes offered at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 29 at Shadow Ranch Recreation Center, 22633 Vanowen St., West Hills. The class is open to teens and adults. No partner is needed—but a pair of soft shoes is […]