Teachers’ union, school district battle about state funding, reach impasse

Acorn Staff Writer

A dispute between the Unified Association of Conejo Teachers (UACT) and Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) regarding teacher salaries and medical benefits has reached an impasse. According to Kitty Pierce, UACT representative, Gov. Gray Davis announced about 18 months ago that the state was sending funds to raise teachers’ salaries. UACT is taking the position that of the amount […]

Reading important, low literacy in America to get a helping hand Between 21 and 23 percent of

Reading important, low literacy in America to get a helping hand Between 21 and 23 percent of the adult population in the U.S. has a tough time reading, writing As you read this, think about children––and adults––who are unable to read, and how important it is to do something about it. The Problem Although very few people in the United […]

The winning tradition continues

The Oak Park High School Cheerleading squad captured a third place ranking earlier this month in a state finalist event held at Magic Mountain in Valencia. The 20-member team also competed in the USA National Cheerleading Championships in the "large show cheer division" against 30 other squads from across the nation. Oak Park qualified for the nationals by capturing the […]

Easter features variety of traditions

Easter is a major holiday with several traditions, both religious and secular, equated with the day. Think of it as a tree with many branches. Easter marks the holiest of Christian holidays, celebrating the resurrected Christ. Easter derives its name from Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring in pagan times and the likely genesis of the traditions of rabbits and […]

Residents must unite to stop development

At the L. A. County Regional Planning Commission hearing on March 13, local residents opposing a 19-home development were angered by an unexpected decision to approve the removal of a county-owned oak tree as requested by Vintage Communities. This project includes an obnoxious 254-foot bridge spanning Triunfo Creek along Mulholland Highway within the Tri-Park Scenic Corridor, an area surrounded by […]

Assemblywoman gets money for Malibu cleanup at Surfrider Beach

Assemblywoman gets money for Malibu cleanup at Surfrider Beach State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) recently announced that a grant for $2 million has been awarded to the city of Malibu to reduce the bacterial contaminants flowing into Malibu Creek then on to Surfrider Beach, a popular surfing beach located at the outlet of Malibu Creek in mid-Malibu south of […]

Foundation for a love of learning shared

There are several steps you can take to help the young people in your life along the road to a good education. Here are a few suggestions from experts: Reading. Read to your children both long before you think they can understand it and long after they learn to read themselves. Read to yourself as well. If youngsters see you […]

Music camp scheduled

The Conejo Valley Summer Music Camp is for musicians ages 11 to 15 who have been playing their instrument for at least one year and are interested in rehearsing and performing with other musicians. The camp is open to all instrumentalists and is offered in two separate sessions. Each session includes wind ensemble, small ensemble, harmony and jazz band. Camp […]

Words of Hope

Words of Hope Words of Hope By Dr. Jon Wilson On the Thursday night before Easter Sunday, Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus with a kiss, and then, overcome with guilt and shame, he went out and committed suicide. Does guilt still do that kind of thing today? The front page of a recent Los Angeles Times article tells a story about […]

Keep prayers out of meetings

Keep prayers out of meetings I feel that Dr. Jon Wilson’s observation that John Walker "found Islam," then was "ultimately finding himself fighting and perhaps killing Americans in Afghanistan" ties in somewhat with the current burgeoning controversy over invocations at public gatherings. Fortunately or unfortunately, religions by their very nature are known for certain true or untrue, deserved or undeserved, […]