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THEY WANT A NEW CAMPUS––From left to right are Bruce Elkins, Brad Ruben, Angela Cutbill and Suzanne Carroll. They’re anxious and excited about opening the new Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills. Please see story on the right. MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Cheesecake Factory issues recall of food product

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas-based Cheesecake Factory Inc. confirmed earlier this week the voluntary recall of a batch of white chocolate raspberry cheesecakes, possibly contaminated with lethal bacteria. A spokesperson for the restaurant operator and cheesecake manufacturer said that listeria monocytogenes were found in "one isolated production batch" of cheesecakes sold to the Olive Garden restaurant chain between […]

Oak Park grad gets high marks

Jennifer Michele Di Spaltro of Oak Park, a 1998 graduate of Oak Park High School, has graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Tex., with a bachelor’s degree in economics and speech communication. She graduated magna cum laude with a 3.95 GPA. She was elected into Phi Beta Kappa for superior academic achievement and was awarded "Economics Student of the Year" by […]

‘Spirit’ will be Bible lesson on Sunday at Christian Science Church

"Spirit" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sun. Aug. 11 at Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from John 4:24. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also at 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Child care is provided both days. […]

Also endorses a place for plays

God bless you, Toby Keeler (regarding your letter in the Aug. 1 Acorn). Quite a few months ago I wrote a letter to The Acorn bemoaning the fact that a great many Calabasans may not have known that they in fact do have a troupe of performing artists of their very own known as the Calabasas Players. We performed several […]

Power line issue sparks debate over new school in Agoura Hills

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The proximity of high-voltage power lines to the proposed new elementary school in Agoura Hills will delay construction of the school until the transmission lines can be moved, according to officials from Edison International and Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). The powerful electromagnetic field at the 12-acre school site east of Lindero Canyon […]

Vollmer named NACE officer

Valerie Vollmer, who has served as director of catering for The Plug Nickel Restaurant, Westlake Village since 1986, has been elected as first vice president by the membership of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE). She will be responsible for conference logistics for the two annual national conferences. Vollmer has served on the local chapter board and recently served […]

Children’s World hosts open house

Children’s World Learning Center will host a fall open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Fri., Aug. 16 at 917 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The event will provide an opportunity for parents to find out about Children’s World programs and curriculums, and to learn about the innovative Children’s World of Reading literacy partnership developed with Scholastic Inc. Center directors and […]

Auditions set for Village Voices

Those interested in singing harmonies in a mixed ensemble may wish to audition for the Village Voices Chorale. Open auditions for their December concert in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will be from Aug. 19 through Sept. 10. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus. Singers wishing to audition may call […]

Know the facts before you vote

in the Nov. 5 water district election

in the Nov. 5 water district election The filing period for the election of three positions on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors will close Aug. 9, and already Letters to the Editor are off to a dubious start. I refer to the letter of Director Vernon Padgett, who continues to follow the pattern of communicating misinformation […]