Water district to spend $15.9 million in improvements

Water district to spend $15.9 million in improvements By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Municipal Water District unveiled its new $49 million budget this week and officials said almost a third of the overall spending during the coming year will go to replacement of old pumps, pipes and other infrastructure in its 122 square-mile service area. Because of […]

New director at YMCA hopes to expedite its new facility

Acorn Staff Writer

The Triunfo YMCA wants to expand its facilities in the Conejo Valley and hopes newly appointed executive director Nancy Hanks is the right person for the job. Hanks replaces former director Tyler Wright, who left here last fall to take a YMCA corporate position in Montana. Officials brought the 40-year-old Hanks on board to oversee construction of the proposed $5.5 […]

A new flag now waves

Health offices get quickly overcrowded in local schools

Special to The Acorn

Part II of two parts Some days at Las Virgenes Unified School District’s Yerba Buena Elementary School and Lindero Canyon Middle School, students are stacked in the hallway outside the health office that’s shared by both schools. The office serves almost 2,000 students, ranging from kindergartners to eighth-graders. On a normal day, health clerk Patty Bauman will see 200 kids […]

Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes celebrates Memorial Day

Principal to take over new middle school is no stranger to LVUSD

Acorn Staff Writer

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) has named Mary Sistrunk to be the first principal of the new Calabasas middle school. Sistrunk, the principal at A.E. Wright Middle School for the past two years, will report to the new school at 22450 Mulholland Highway on July 1 to oversee construction and planning. Grading and site preparation for the 26-classroom school––which […]

Medea Creek assistant principal will move to Oak Hills

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park Unified School District has appointed a new principal at Oak Hills Elementary School to fill principal Tony Knight’s shoes. Knight is being promoted to OPUSD Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Beginning July 1, Darlene Hale, the Medea Creek Middle School assistant principal for the past four years, will take over the Oak Hills vacancy. Prior to becoming an […]

Agoura Hills pays tribute to volunteers

Acorn Staff Writer

"In the heart of every community lives a volunteer." Mayor Denis Weber said more than 100 volunteers, in fact, give freely to the city of Agoura Hills. At last week’s 14th Volunteer Recognition Night, Weber and the city council gave a hearty thanks to the volunteers for their contributions over the past year. Dozens of men, women and children were […]

Here’s what to do if you find a bird that’s fallen from its nest If the nestling is uninjured, put it back:

Here’s what to do if you find a bird that’s fallen from its nest If the nestling is uninjured, put it back: If you can safely reach the nest, place the baby inside. If the nest has been destroyed, use a basket or plastic planter as a substitute and hang it from a tree branch. If the parents don’t return […]

Senior band seeks help

The Music Makers, a senior group that entertains at retirement homes, schools and for a variety of organizations, are seeking some new members to round out their sound and help them to continue their tradition of providing community entertainment. In particular, they’re anxious to find a violin player as well as a non-professional singer (male or female). Rehearsals are once […]