It’s back to class for local students

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer From Calabasas to Thousand Oaks, students in Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes came back to school this week a year older and a year wiser—smarter about construction, too, as they returned to find one new school having been built and several others remodeled. The back to school march began yesterday as classes went into session for […]

Everyday ways to help the environment––starting at home

Between car pooling, shopping and business meetings, being environmentally friendly is often a low priority. While being "green" may not make our to-do lists, taking one simple step each day can have a positive environmental effect. Here are some tips from Green Mountain Energy Company for each day of the week that are easy to fit into an everyday routine: […]

Program to help local businesses

The Employed Worker Program, recently launched by the Ventura County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), helps local businesses retain current employees and provide them with advancement opportunities through customized skills training. Customized employee training for the Employed Worker Program is coordinated through the Job and Career Centers countywide. Services available include classroom and on-site English as a second language classes, certificate […]

Local school contacts

Las Virgenes Unified School District 4111 N.Las Virgenes Road Calabasas, CA 91302 Phone (818) 880-4000 Fax (818) 880-4200 www.lvusd.k12.ca.us Oak Park Unified School District 5801 E. Conifer St. Oak Park, CA 91377 Phone (818) 735-3200 Fax (818) 879-0372 www.opusd.k12.ca.us Conejo Valley Unified School District 1400 E. Janss Road Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2133 Phone: (805) 497-9511 Fax: (805) 371-9170 www.conejo.k12.ca.us

Temple Etz Chaim hosts open house

Calabasas Fest is seeking entertainers

Entertainers and artists interested in participating in the second annual Calabasas Cultural Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 on the grounds of the Leonis Adobe museum complex, 23537 Calabasas Road in Old Town Calabasas, are encouraged to call the Calabasas Arts Council at (818) 878-4242, ext. 270 for more information. The event, presented free to the […]

Calabasas radiation worries likely exaggerated

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Rocketdyne has allegedly dumped hazardous radioactive material into the Calabasas Landfill and the Calabasas City Council held a special meeting last week to obtain more information. To update the council and residents, representatives from the state of California Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Sanitation District, state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley’s office and U.S. […]

Westlake couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Design firm does promo campaign

Talbot Design Group of Westlake Village recently produced the new in-store campaign for Panda Express, positioning them as the "fun" way to do Chinese. Talbot developed the creative for in-store promotional pieces now being displayed in 450 stores nationwide. The design combines classic Chinese imagery with "a bold and fresh new color palette and look" for the restaurant chain. Talbot’s […]


THURS., AUG. 29 A President’s Picnic CSUN President Jolene Koester hosts a "welcome" picnic for new and continuing students from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and again at 5 p.m., in the Sierra Quad in the center of campus, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Live music, hot dogs, watermelon, cookies and sodas served. (818) 677-2130 SAT., AUG. 31 Kids’ Fitness Fair Educational event […]