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 […]

Little hearts memorialize special people

New city hall opens in Westlake Village

Acorn Staff Writer

After nine years of leasing space on Park Terrace Drive in Westlake Village, city and library officials and employees have finally moved into the new, permanent civic center at 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Some boxes still aren’t unpacked and the finishing touches are still being completed, but it’s starting to feel like home, according to City Manager Ray Taylor. The […]

Experts say Ventura County down, not out

Acorn Staff Writer

Southern California and Ventura County have weathered the recession better than the rest of the country, according to a forecast by economic experts last week, but a slowdown in jobs and spending may put a damper on retail activity and home sales in the area. "[Home sales] are still at what we consider very strong levels," said state Controller Kathleen […]

Westlake musicians boost the band

When applying for college, the early bird catches the worm

Special to The Acorn

Part one of two parts Applying for college is parallel to booking an airline flight. It’s a good idea to book in advance to avoid the last minute rush and insure that you get a seat on the flight you want when you want it. It also offers peace of mind. But both overbook and neither wants to start without […]

Cub scouts to celebrate important anniversaries

Cub Scout Pack 227 of Agoura Hills will present its annual Blue and Gold Banquet at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 22 in the multipurpose room of Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Ave., Agoura Hills. The event will celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America and the 72nd anniversary of Cub Scouting. Theme for this year’s program […]

For the record

The letter from Dan Crisafulli last week referred to Jess Thomas in all references. (Toward the end of the letter, The Acorn incorrectly printed "To the Jeff Thomases of the city …") A paragraph of organizations that helped the "Santa Comes to Agoura" food drive should have included: Waste Management, the Westlake Mormon Church, 4-H Clubs, the Bethel Christian Fellowship, […]

Mold at local middle school causes concerns, but district officials say it’s within reasonable limits

Acorn Staff Writer

Las Virgenes Unified School District officials recently met with Lindero Canyon Middle School teachers to assure them their classrooms are safe from mold said to be growing on the floors, walls and ceilings of the 30-year-old school. The teachers contend that despite a major cleanup and renovation three years ago at the Agoura Hills school, a harmful mold known as […]

RSVP now for chamber event

RSVP now for chamber event The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host the "I Love Calabasas" Awards and Recognition Dinner beginning 6 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 25 with a no-host reception at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Dinner and the program will follow at 7. The event celebrates chamber members’ and the city of Calabasas’ community achievements. The […]