Supervisor in Ventura County responds to Ahmanson media blitz

T.O. Acorn Editor

Local residents have protested that Second District Ventura County Supervisor Frank Schillo had a message on his office’s telephone answering system over the past week that inferred he didn’t want to hear anything more about the 3,050-dwelling Ahmanson Ranch project. The message was recorded in the wake of Schillo having been targeted in a recent media blitz asking citizens to […]

Footballs and autumn are in the air

We share the open space with mountain lions

Special to The Acorn

As recreational users enter parkland within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA), they may notice prominently-placed signs with lists of rules and regulations governing park use. Increasingly, these signs have been supplemented by warning notices alerting park users to possible dangers they may encounter such as disease-carrying ticks, bees and wasps, poison oak, rattlesnakes and mountain lions. It’s […]

Doing his part to keep it clean

Suggested names sought for new middle school in Calabasas

Suggested names sought for new middle school in Calabasas What’s in a name? That’s what the Las Virgenes Unified School District wants to know. The district is asking for suggestions from the public to help name the new middle school being built at 22450 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. The school is scheduled to open with an enrollment of about 800 […]

Coyotes a danger to local pets

By Gregory Koteles Staff Writer Wile E. Coyote never caught the Roadrunner, but real coyotes are often more clever than their cartoon counterpart. The Abrams family of Agoura Hills knows from experience. They lost a family friend to coyotes. Returning home on the evening of Yom Kippur, Allan Abrams went to bring his two small dogs indoors from the backyard. […]

Local gymnast ready to leap onto the national stage

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer It’s a long, difficult road to the Olympic Games, but it’s one upon which 10-year-old Kate Henry of Thousand Oaks is ready to take her first steps—or more accurately, her first leaps, somersaults and splits. During the summer, Henry competed regionally against 2,500 young gymnasts, ages 9 to 11, to be among 250 from […]

Hopper will direct

New West Symphony

The New West Symphony has announced the appointment of Kenneth Hopper as executive director. Hopper comes to the Symphony from his previous position as executive director of the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C., described as one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious community music schools. Hopper, 58, served as executive director at the Levine School from 1999-2002, […]

Local companies can get free computer training

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer "How could you not be happy with all this free training?" asks Computer Career Learning Center’s director and owner John Tontsch. Computer Career Learning Centers or CCLC (formerly Internet Education Centers or IEC), is an education contractor for the state of California’s Employment Training Panel, as well as a state-authorized postsecondary computer career school. […]

Agoura Hills to host financial workshop

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is accepting registration for its program, "Investing Basics," to be presented from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Wed., Oct. 16 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The fee will be $20. Open to adults ages 18 and up, the workshop will help participants learn how to examine their […]