Las Virgenes Unified School District to pay $3.25 million for new middle school site

Las Virgenes Unified School District to pay $3.25 million for new middle school site By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) reached an 11th hour settlement last week with owners of the new Calabasas middle school site by agreeing to purchase the 31-acre property for $3.25 million. The disputed land sale was scheduled to go […]

Homeschooling: The third option between sending kids to public or private schools

Special to The Acorn

Special to The Acorn "Any parent can homeschool," said Linda Davis, vice president of the California Homeschool Network. Davis, who’s been homeschooling her children for 12 years, began because her son had a difficult time in third grade. "We explored other options," said Davis, "and when I was told about homeschooling as a possible option, I started to attend weekly […]

Local dance studio shines at awards

Acorn Staff Writer

Three young local ballerinas and a tap dancer are up for the chance to compete in April at a gala Dorothy Chandler Pavilion performance. Named semifinalists recently were Michal Humer, 17, of Oak Park High School; Shannon Maynor, 16, or Trinity Pacific Christian School; and Jessica Salcido, 16, of Newbury Park High School. Only 22 out of hundreds that auditioned […]

Cardinal Mahoney gives annual message

In his annual message at the beginning of Lent, Cardinal Mahony urges Catholics to ask God’s grace in overcoming evil. "Whether it be the evil of terrorists who are filled with a hatred and rage we cannot grasp, or whether the evil be the result of lies and deception in our own lives, Lent is a time to face those […]

With Ahmanson, it’s all hype and no substance

With Ahmanson, it’s all hype and no substance Ahmanson Land Company/Washington Mutual does it again. The residents of the Calabasas/Agoura area have been sent public relations brochures with hype but no substance. I hope the residents of the area will see what they are up to and react accordingly. I challenge ALC and WaMu to tell us what the real […]

Little hearts memorialize special people

Poet laureate applicants sought

The California Arts Council is soliciting nominations from literary organizations, college and university literary departments, poetry critics, other poets or other qualified people from the literary field for the position of Poet Laureate of California. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 19. The Arts Council will narrow the field to three before presenting the candidates to Gov. Gray Davis, who […]

LCMS students recognized in History Day competition

Lindero Canyon Middle School (LCMS) was pleased to recognize the following students who were selected on History Day last month to comprise the Lindero Canyon History Day Team. These students will also represent the school at History Day L.A. on Sat., March 16, at Occidental College. Individual Performance Marlena Crisafulli: "A Reform Movement in Women’s Involvement in the Military" Sue […]

Rabbi to explore suffering

Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo and the Conejo Jewish Academy, will present a lecture titled "Faith and Suffering: Where is God When it Hurts?" at 8 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 19 at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. His lecture will focus on the Jewish perspective on some of life’s most difficult questions: […]

Ahmanson’s rosy picture on water not to be believed

Mr. Gniadek’s letter ("Ahmanson does offer a benefit to the watershed," Jan. 24 issue) misleads the public about Washington Mutual’s proposed development on Ahmanson Ranch. With the destruction of 10 miles of Malibu Creek headwater streams, the paving over of a pristine watershed and the (treatment) of 1 million gallons per day of raw sewage (within) the watershed, this development […]