Innovations give education a new twist

Acorn Staff Writer

Innovations give education a new twist Beyond reading, writing and arithmetic, outside the everyday activity of the classroom––local educators say they’re finding creative new ways to teach. Children at White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village, for example, have learned about the history of United States immigration by acting and dressing in the roles of newcomers from foreign lands. The […]

Westlake teacher finishes long career

Acorn Staff Writer

After 34 years, Westlake Hills Elementary School first-grade teacher Helen Harrington will retire on June 13. She’s taught many students in her time and many of them, according to her colleagues, have benefited from her generosity and passion for education. Several teachers and some students called to add their comments to this story and each individual enthusiastically described Harrington as […]

Union Bank of California opens T.O. branch

Union Bank of California opens T.O. branch Union Bank of California opens T.O. branch Union Bank of California, N.A., will open its first branch in Thousand Oaks at 3887 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. on Mon., June 10. The full service branch will be open Mon.-Sat. Vice president Oscar A. Dominguez will be the branch manager and Ida Ferris, vice president, […]

Poet visits Westlake Elementary School

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura Hills

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura Hills A possible suspect was named after graffiti was spray painted on a garage door and other doors on Old Carriage Court between 1 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. May 26. The damage was $600. Calabasas Two computers valued at $1,754 were stolen (possibly by a male driving a white van). The theft occurred at a loading dock […]

Wrong address

Wrong address The article captioned "Homestore.com" reports first quarter loss (5/23/02) states "Located on West Hillcrest Drive in the Thousand Oaks portion of Westlake, Homestore.com offers a wide array of online information." What then is that which has been located at 30700 Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village for more than a year? Richard Elwood Westlake Village You’re correct. The […]

Stays in shape, helps worthy cause

Stays in shape, helps worthy cause

Calabasas poet creates ‘digital Blake’

Acorn Staff Writer

The largest body of unpublished poetry and metaphysical writings in this country–perhaps in the world–exist like hidden treasure amid the clutter of Anthony Pecoraro’s tiny home office. Pecoraro, 49, began writing his compendium of poems and essays more than 20 years ago while working in Hollywood as a bit actor and voice-over artist. While others networked on the set, Pecoraro […]

Girl Scouts camp out with The Acorn

Award-winning year for AHS dancers