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, […]

Memorial Day extravaganza returns to Pierce Brothers in Westlake

The Conejo-Simi Valley Chapter of the Retired Officers Association, in collaboration with Pierce Brothers Mortuary and other organizations will present a Memorial Day Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Mon., May 27 at Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The Air National Guard Band of the Southwest will open the ceremony with a half hour concert […]

Internist named physician of the quarter at West Hills

Internist named physician of the quarter at West Hills Marc I. Lavin, MD, a practicing internist in West Hills, was recently named physician of the quarter during a ceremony at West Hills Hospital. The award is based on patient satisfaction, physician colleague and hospital staff feedback. A second generation physician, Lavin completed an internal medicine residency at UCLA after receiving […]

Heschel West kids honored

Six Heschel West students were honored recently by the Valley Alliance Jewish Education Committee. The 12th annual Student Awards are presented for outstanding efforts in three areas of Jewish education. Award recipients for Jewish values were Andrew Cohen of Agoura Hills and Robert Sambol of Hidden Hills. Daniel Gootnick of Agoura Hills and Emily Halbreich of Calabasas received recognition for […]

Westlake Lutheran sets Sunday services

Westlake Lutheran sets Sunday services Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. at Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Sunday School is at 9:40 a.m. for ages 3 through adult. Child care is provided all morning. For more details, please call (805) 497-4888 or visit the Website at www.westlakelutheran.org.

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 […]

Wedding bells

Melissa Amy Karp, daughter of Dr. Stephen and Sheri Karp of Agoura Hills, will wed Matthew Adam Horowitz, son of Alan and Miriam Horowitz of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., on Sept. 1 at Hotel Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica. The bride-to-be is a 1994 graduate of Agoura High School and received her bachelor of arts degree in theatre arts from Cal […]

Patriotic ball set for June 1

The Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will host its 17th annual Red, White and Blue Ball on Sat., June 1 in the grand ballroom of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Cocktails will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner follows at 7 p.m. The event requires black tie, military dress […]

Upcoming show is a ‘must sea’

Musical theater with a nautical touch is the theme of "Broadway at Sea," the spring presentation of the Pierce College Philharmonic Choir and the Premiere Chorale at 8 p.m. on Sat., June 1 at the Theater on the Hill, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Featuring selections from "Fanny," "Oh, Captain," "Anything Goes" and more, the family-oriented production will include show […]

Rock opera to debut at The Canyon

T.O. Acorn Editor

Rock opera to debut at The Canyon By John Phane T.O. Acorn Editor "The Warrior" is coming to The Canyon in Agoura Hills. The spirit of "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Hair" and "Tommy" precede this modern-day rock opera. It also carries with it strong religious undertones in this incarnation, based on the life and salvation of a 1-900 whore. Gina Hanley, […]

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