New school progresses

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer With the possible return of El Niño in the forecast for this winter, officials of Las Virgenes Unified School District say they’re glad to be on schedule––even slightly ahead––in the construction of the new middle school for Calabasas. Ground preparation is complete and foundation work is now underway at the Mulholland Highway construction site. […]

Essential yoga

Arraignment postponed

Arraignment postponed The former principal at Oaks Christian Middle School accused of having sex with a minor younger than 14 has been released from jail on $250,000 bail. Jonathan Andreas, 36, was arrested at a Thousand Oaks residence on July 20 and charged with 15 counts of felony lewd conduct with a 13-year-old female student. Douglas Ridley, Ventura County deputy […]

82-year-old woman bleeds Dodger Blue

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Eileen Russell just might be the most devoted Dodger fan around. The blue fingernail polish and blue sunglasses give her away every time. She’s definitely one of the oldest. At 82, the Agoura Hills resident recently earned recognition as the oldest official member of the Los Angeles Dodger Booster Club. Russell, who lives in […]

Macbeth meets Mad Max

Gothic Productions’ annual "Classics in the Park" is taking the phase "let’s take this show on the road" pretty far. It’s staged the Shakespearean tragedy "Macbeth"— its 12th summer season offering—in a "Road Warrior" type concept, setting the play in a post-apocalyptic environment. The production is produced by Michael Jordan and directed by Irene Silbert. The play deals with vaulting […]

Sand games at the beach can be dangerous, local family discovers

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer A day at Zuma Beach nearly turned deadly for the Standrowiczs of Oak Park, but the waves and the riptide weren’t the culprits this time, the sand was. Twelve-year-old Chad Standro-wicz and six of his friends were doing what many do at the beach on the Fourth of July—they were burying each other in […]

Local attorney elected to senior’s board

Oak Park resident Michael Goldfarb, 40, founder of the Clarizio, Goldfarb & Rosemblat law partnership in Santa Paula, has been elected to the board of directors of Senior Concerns, a Thousand Oaks-based nonprofit private agency that provides a variety of services for the Conejo Valley’s memory-impaired and special-need elderly and their caregiver families. "We hope to benefit greatly from Michael’s […]

Ducking below

CHS grad takes his hardball to Chico

Special to The Acorn

Josh Goldfield, 23-year-old, 6-foot-1, 195-pound catcher, has found his place in the sun, a place in which he hopes he’ll shine this summer. He’s playing for the Chico Heat, an independent team in the Western Baseball League. Once again the 1997 Calabasas High School graduate from Thousand Oaks is wearing a "C" on his cap, but now the design includes […]

Disco flashback is Sunday at Chumash Park

The ’70s disco tribute band Knight Fever will be the featured in a "Concert in the Park" presented by the Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and The Acorn Newspaper at 6 p.m. this Sun., Aug. 4 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. In celebration of the city’s 20th anniversary, each concert in the series has featured […]

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