Las Virgenes School District sets goals for coming year

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Keeping students in synch as they go from grade to grade isn’t as easy as it sounds, but California’s four-year-old movement toward a standardized curriculum makes the task easier, according to local school officials . The statewide content standards put into place in 1998 spell out in detail the subject matter that students need […]

On the Trail

By Gloria Glasser Who Was That Masked Bird? One cool and cloudy afternoon, a neighbor’s child pointed to the top of a tree and cried, "Look at that big bird!" People gathered and gawked. The big bird, high up on a bare branch at the very top of a towering old Deodar, swayed slightly on a perch that seemed too […]

Law firm opens its doors in Westlake Village

The law firm Hinson & Gravelle LLP recently opened its doors in Westlake Village. The firm handles business-related litigation matters throughout California. Its two partners, Wayne Hinson and Doug Gravelle, are Thousand Oaks residents with more than 25 years’ combined legal experience. Hinson began his practice with the law firm Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard in Los Angeles, and served […]

Owner of Calamigos Ranch wins 2002 Penland Award

Owner of Calamigos Ranch wins 2002 Penland Award By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Even at 81 years old, Grant Gerson still enjoys the outdoor life. Gerson, the owner of Calamigos Ranch in Agoura, rides his horses regularly and even plans to return to the ski slopes now that he’s healthy again and the snow is ready to fall. "I […]

Panthers exhausted playing both ways

Newbury Park head coach George Hurley said his team was showing improvement despite last Friday night’s 42-16 loss at Westlake. But for now, the Panthers have too many guys playing both sides of the ball, both offensively and defensively. "We just run out of gas," Hurley said. "We’re very talented and we’re doing the best we can, but our kids […]

Bands sought to participate in concert

Third annual

The third annual "Rock the Oaks" concert featuring local bands performing for Conejo Valley teens will be presented at 8 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The concert offers local bands a chance to showcase their original music. The Thousand Oaks Youth Commission is currently looking for four local bands […]

They’re voting for Rees

They’re voting for Rees Mary Rees is a responsible, honest, approachable, well-educated individual whom we believe will make an excellent member of the Oak Park School Board. She is an educator by profession and understands the many aspects of providing an appropriate education for all students. We have worked with Rees in several volunteer positions at Oak Park High School […]

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Agoura Hills Library to celebrate

The Agoura Hills Library will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a day of festivities this Sat., Oct. 26 at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. Library patrons will receive balloons, refreshments, giveaways and be treated to two free programs. At 11 a.m., Tony Daniels will perform an "astounding" magic show. At 1:30 p.m., Valentine’s Traveling Nature Class will present […]

Businesses find good return on community investments

Even in an uncertain economy, companies still place a high priority on giving back to the community, a new survey suggests. Nearly one-third (31 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) polled said social responsibility programs that support charitable giving are very important to their organizations. Forty-five percent felt these efforts are at least somewhat important. The survey was developed by […]

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