Sheriff’s blotter Agoura

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura Sheriff’s blotter Agoura From the 22900 block of Lakeshore Drive, a jackhammer was stolen ($300 loss) between Jan. 26 and 30. Agoura Hills The window of a BMW was smashed on Thousand Oaks Boulevard the night of Feb. 1 (a loss of $300). Calabasas Between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Jan. 31 from a business in the 5000 […]

‘H’ takes away, doesn’t enhance public’s feedback

Measure H is not going to give citizens the right to decide on commercial development like Home Depot. It actually takes it away. Right now, every citizen has the right to be heard when a development comes up for a hearing before the planning commission or city council. And our planning commissioners and city council members have proven themselves to […]

Local residents get a gentle reminder about earthquake preparedness

Acorn Staff Writer

After recent earthquakes, fire department representatives are asking if residents are prepared for the "big one." Temblors happen with regularity in Southern California and it’s important to be ready for disasters like the Northridge earthquake in 1994. In the event of a major earthquake, streets and freeways could be impassable and public services interrupted or taxed beyond their limits. To […]

Kindergartners practicing Pollock

Acorn Staff Writer

Kindergartners practicing Pollock By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Willow Elementary School kindergarten students have studied different artist almost every month for the past couple of decades as part of a Great Works of Art program and on Monday, Mark Cantor’s kindergarteners explored the work of famous abstract painter Jackson Pollock. This is the first time any Willow class had […]

Fourth graders sing with Torahs

Fourth graders sing with Torahs

Measure H handcuffs our city

Agoura Hills residents will be bombarded with pro and con views of Measure H. This is the measure that limits new retail development to less than 60,000 square feet. This issue has come to us as a result of Home Depot expressing interest in building an outlet in our city. While we may wish to keep that small-town feel, other […]

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 […]