Home schooling makes gains with local families

Acorn Staff Writer

Home schooling makes gains with local families Going to school has become a matter of course for most American young people, but a growing number of students—estimates range as high as 2 million this year—are instead educated at home. Before the introduction of public education in the 19th Century, home schooling often gave children their only exposure to education. Now, […]

School health offices busy for all the wrong reasons

Special to The Acorn

Part I of two parts A staggering 250 students—10 percent of the Agoura High School student body—visit the health office on a normal day. Surprisingly, just 2 percent are even ill and only about 1 percent are serious enough to be sent home. School health offices function like a hospital emergency room. School nurses are the first lines of defense […]

Bluegrass music visits Paramount Ranch

Condo complex loses in court

Acorn Staff Writer

Local contractor ECC has been awarded a $6.85 million verdict following a battle over disputed earthquake repairs at a Calabasas condominium complex. The construction company performed the work for the Oak Park Calabasas Condominium Association and later sued the homeowners for fraud and breach of contract. "Problems arose, money wasn’t being paid on a timely basis, ECC completed their work […]

Early deadlines

The Acorn Newspapers will have early deadlines because of Memorial Day next Mon., May 27. For the Thurs., May 30 editions, all deadlines advance by 24 hours. Real estate advertising and all editorial items must be received by noon today. Display advertising must be reserved by noon tomorrow. The Acorn’s offices will be closed on Mon., May 27 to observe […]

Traffic, law enforcement take bite out of city budget

Acorn Staff Writer

Officials unveiled a $10.8 million budget for Agoura Hills last week and said despite large expenditures for the start of the Kanan Road-101 interchange project, the city remains financially stable and strong enough to withstand the current recession. "We’re spending into reserves, but we have those reserves to spend," said Greg Ramirez, assistant to the city manager. Under the new […]

More trees cut down, reward up in Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

More trees were illegally cut down adjacent Oak Park Condominiums in Calabasas near McCoy Creek and the Calabasas Park Homeowners’ Association (CPHA) has raised its $2,500 reward to $5,000. Early morning May 4, CPHA officials reported another incident. This time, one oak tree was cut down and a second was cut halfway through its trunk, according to CPHA board president […]

For the record

A photo caption was mislabeled last week. Debbie Priel, Caryl Kaplan and Pat Spears are Anne Banning Auxiliary members of the Assistance League of Southern California. (All three are residents of Calabasas). We apologize for the error. There were several mistakes in last week’s story about New Millennium Homes (due to faulty information from a source) and Lou Malone is […]

Oak Park man earns award

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Program recently honored Ted Weise of Oak Park during the 37th annual Older American Recognition Day ceremony in the Grand Hall of Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. An active member of the city’s Senior Recreation Program, Weise organizes the "Music Makers" musical group which performs at retirement, convalescent […]

New chamber directories available

The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce has announced that its new community directory is now available. The directory provides comprehensive information about Agoura, Agoura Hills and Oak Park, schools, government, restaurants as well as organizations and chamber members. Pick up a new Chamber directory between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays at the Chamber, 30101 Agoura Court, Ste. 115, […]