Band dispute causes cacophony at Agoura High School

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The recent decision to fire first-year music instructor Brandon Young at Agoura High School has rankled some of the school’s parents, but officials say the move was necessary to make way for further growth in the music program and accommodate a new marching band which could take the field as early as next fall. […]

Another Medallion Hunt clue

Hidden somewhere in the Conejo Valley is the CVD rabbit medallion. The person who finds it will win $1,000 if they possess an official hunting license or $500 if not. Clues as to the medallion’s hiding place will be given every week. They will be announced on 92.7 Lite FM every Monday morning between 8 and 9 a.m., and repeated […]

Senior facility offers scholarships to OPHS kids

Agoura Hills Senior Retreat has launched a scholarship program for seniors at Oak Park High School. To qualify for the scholarship, interested students must visit the Retreat to interview one of the residents and then write a story about the life of that senior. A luncheon will be presented on Sat., May 17 when students will have the opportunity to […]

Community members await youth festival

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, the Kiwanis Club of Calabasas-Agoura and the Las Virgenes Optimist Club will present the inaugural "Our Community Celebrates Youth," a children’s health and safety festival, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 5 at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. Tickets are $5 and available at the park on the […]

Bush supporters are intolerant of dissent

Bush supporters are intolerant of dissent I am so saddened by George W. Bush’s failure as a diplomat. As we are now engaged in war, I am even more concerned about his failure to foster debate. Democracy is strong because of an educated and informed public. This education fosters debate. Open debate allows for a hearing of all views. All […]

War cancels CHS music trip to New York

Uncertainty due to war in Iraq forced Calabasas High School to cancel last week’s music trip to New York, but administrators say they’re planning an alternative trip for the music students. A total of 119 members of the Calabasas High Wind Ensemble, Jazz "A" Band and Women’s Choir were scheduled to compete in the prestigious New York Heritage Festival from […]

‘Tip a Cop’ to raise funds for Special Olympics

Deputies and personnel from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will participate in "Tip a Cop" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, April 6 and May 18, at the Sagebrush Cantina Restaurant, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The project will have law enforcement volunteers serving food and busing tables at the restaurant. Any amount over and above the regular wait-staff tip […]

Education award nominees sought

The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce will sponsor their annual "Educator of the Year" awards honoring teachers in the Las Virgenes and Oak Park school districts. The event honoring the winners will be at 5 p.m. Thurs., June 5 at the Canyon Club, Agoura Hills. Nomination forms are available at each school or at the Chamber office between 9 […]

Remembering those who fight for freedom

Disappointed about cancelled CHS music trip

Since September the music students, staff and parents at Calabasas High School have planned, rehearsed and raised money for a much anticipated trip to New York City to attend the Heritage Music Festival. One-hundred nineteen students and 19 chaperones and staff were to get on planes to perform and tour the Big Apple for four days beginning approximately when President […]

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