Construction starts soon for the first apartments in years for Agoura Hills

Construction starts soon for the first apartments in years for Agoura Hills By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Construction has begun at the new $80 million Oak Creek development in Agoura Hills, officials announced last week. Built by the J.H. Snyder Company of Los Angeles, the mixed-use project combines 336 residential units with an office building, restaurants and extended stay […]

Adult school fosters learning

Conejo Valley Adult School’s (CVAS) spring brochure will be mailed to 130,000 households the first week of January. Area residents may choose from hundreds of courses to suit any need or interest at an accredited school and a convenient location. CVAS offers a Microsoft Authorized Academic Program and is a Cisco Local Academy. The adult school also offers software applications […]

Teachers face occupational hazard with stress on their voices

It’s a lesson worth learning: Teachers who try to do the best possible job for their students need to take care and preserve what may be their most valuable teaching asset––their voice. Teachers are among those professionals who make great demands on their voices; they talk all day long in the classroom and have to project loud enough so that […]

The school deserves a warmer welcome

The school deserves a warmer welcome I am writing in support of the Heschel Day School proposed project. I am an A.J. Heschel Day School Northridge graduate from the class of 1980. There we learned to respect the rights of others and how to compromise. We have applied these tenants [sic] to our current proposal and will be great neighbors! […]

New laws will affect just about every Californian

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Beginning yesterday, Jan. 1, many new bills became state laws that might affect you. Children under the age 18 must wear helmets whenever they ride bikes, scooters, skateboards, skates or anything else on wheels; injured workers will get an increase in their compensation benefits. Many other bills also became law. A complete list of […]

Out on the Town

A stop at Corfu is like trip to Greece

"Greeks love to eat!" Those passionate words were the first uttered by Sophia, the new culinary goddess of Corfu Island, an Agoura Hills restaurant that specializes in Greek cuisine, soon after we entered. Sophia and her husband, Spiro, have been in the restaurant business all of their lives. Previously they owned a deli in downtown Chicago, from which Sophia has […]

Treasure chest of education information available online

Press a few keys on your computer, www.nces.ed.gov, and you can open a treasure chest of education statistics. For example, you can learn that: • The number of violent crimes in schools went down between 1995 and 1999. •The number of people going to college will increase 20 percent between now and 2011. •Finland had the highest average reading scores—higher […]

We need to find a compromise

We need to find a compromise I am writing this letter in response to all of the numerous opinion letters both for and against the proposed building of the new Heschel West Day School in Old Agoura. My goal is to create the possibility that Heschel West and the residents of Old Agoura can unite together to achieve a peaceful […]

Final suspect arrested in home invasion incident

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a third suspect in connection with a Westlake Village home-invasion robbery. Following a daylong stakeout at a Van Nuys resident, deputies nabbed Walter Wadell Boyd, 20, on suspicion of armed robbery. The arrest came Dec. 18. "We’ve been looking for him since the date of the robbery and through the numerous […]

Fiddling is featured at Skirball Center

Skirball Cultural Center has planned a lineup of concerts from January through May, including the series "The World on a String: Fiddles Across Cultures" that explores the ubiquitous fiddle—the humble yet elegant instrument that has been proven to be among the most popular, transcending time and different cultures. The series kicks off with the group Fiddlers 4 at 8 p.m. […]