2002-05-02

Heated debate grows out of middle school mold

Acorn Staff Writer

Heated debate grows out of middle school mold Angry parents and teachers last week told the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education they want new testing to begin immediately on the toxic mold still said to be growing inside classroom walls at Lindero Canyon Middle School. Representatives said the stachybotrys spores, confirmed by medical experts to cause […]

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P.E. classes: The Rodney Dangerfield of public education

Special to The Acorn

P.E. classes: The Rodney Dangerfield of public education Part I of two parts Critics of gym classes at public schools say they’re an absolute waste of time. Those who oppose P.E. classes also note that they’ve dwindled to the point where 25 percent of kids don’t take any physical education courses. At least that same percentage manipulates flexible rules to […]

Three schools win awards

Acorn Staff Writer

Teachers and administrators at three local elementary schools are basking in the afterglow of the California Distinguished School awards announced last week. "This is exciting," said Carol Martino, principal at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, which won the award for the first time. Lupin Hill joins Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park and Westlake Elementary School in Westlake Village […]

JUST RIGHT?—Shoppers browse fruit at the new Farmers’ Market at Agoura High School last Tuesday.



JUST RIGHT?—Shoppers browse fruit at the new Farmers’ Market at Agoura High School last Tuesday.

Farmers’ market opens at Agoura High

Acorn Staff Writer

Farmers’ market fans have a new place to shop in Agoura Hills. In a joint venture between Agoura High School and the Ventura County Certified Farmers Market Association, a new weekly produce market is now open at the high school parking lot on Driver Avenue. The city has been without a farmers’ market since last fall when the Agoura Hills […]

Local fireman gets generous assistance from his friends

Acorn Staff Writer

When firefighters came to the rescue in Westlake Village last week, it was to help one of their own. More than a dozen members of local Battalion 5 donated their time and money building wheelchair access ramps at the home of firefighter Ron Hughes, the victim of a serious motorcycle accident. Hughes was practicing motor cross April 15 in Gorman, […]

mahony hospitalized



Cardinal Roger Mahony was admitted to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank last Sunday night for treatment of a blood clot in his lung. Mahony was in good condition and resting comfortably in the hospital earlier this week, according to Dr. Lee Parsons, the cardinal’s personal physician. In July 1998, Mahony was treated for a blood clot he developed […]

Public hearing set



A public meeting to discuss "Fire and Fuels Management Plan Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) Draft Environmental Impact Statement" is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Fri., May 3 at the SMMNRA headquarters, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The National Park Service (NPS) is currently operating under a fire management plan and environmental assessment approved in […]

Calabasas traffic signal to get August installation

Acorn Staff Writer

A hot debate erupted after four-way stop signs were added on Topanga Canyon Road at Bluebird Street in Calabasas near Calabasas High School. A permanent solution—a traffic signal—was initially specified for the intersection after a fatal traffic accident, and city officials now expect the four-way light will be installed in August. As a temporary precaution, the Calabasas City Council approved […]