New elementary school will be one-story structure, not two

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) has decided on a one-story, not two-story design for the new $14 million Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The new plan will allow for easier student control on the 12-acre campus and the safer handling of high voltage power lines, school officials said. The 24-classroom school, […]

Get checked for kidney disease

More than 20 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and another 20 million more are at risk, according to the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California (NKF). Most are not even aware of this potential health threat. The NKF urges all Americans, especially those at risk, to get tested for kidney disease. Anyone may develop chronic kidney disease, but some […]

College Fair coming to Ventura during spring break on April 29, 30

Various colleges to be represented
at free event

College Fair coming to Ventura during spring break on April 29, 30 Various colleges to be represented at free event The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is sponsoring its annual Tri-County National College Fair at Seaside Park in Ventura. Endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the fair is designed to help college-bound students in […]

‘Unreality’ to be Bible Lesson

‘Unreality’ to be Bible Lesson "Unreality" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., April 6 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Proverbs 14:5. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also offered at 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are at 7:30 […]

Opposes Heschel West School

I attended Monday night’s L. A. County Regional Planning Commission meeting regarding the proposed Heschel West School project, and I cannot in any way support this project at this site. The magnitude of the impact on our community from the daily operations of this 20-plus-acre private school and its estimated half-decade construction time would be unbearable to our small community. […]

AHS music boosters want teacher to be reinstated

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Agoura High School music boosters want the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education to reconsider a decision to not renew the contract of music teacher Brandon Young, a first-year instructor. More than 200 students participate in Agoura High’s wind ensemble, concert band, jazz bands, girls’ chorus, mixed chorus, orchestra and marching band. […]

Friends/families of alcoholics to seek peace of mind during meetings

April has been designated National Alcoholism Awareness Month. The Al-Anon Family Groups of Southern California will host its 27th annual convention running from 2 p.m. Fri., April 4 through noon Sun., April 6 at the Hilton-Burbank Airport and Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank. Speakers, meetings and other planned activities will reflect the theme, "Got Serenity?" Friends and families of […]

Calabasas High School music students recognized again

Several students from the Calabasas High School (CHS) Music Department were recently honored in statewide competitions. Students named to the highly-competitive California All-State Honor Band were Aaron Meyer (percussion) and Jesse Tenenbaum, Evan Hou and Daniel Reyes (all on clarinet). Selected for the All Southern California High School Honor Band were Tenenbaum (clarinet), Carolyn Davies (oboe) and Gabriele Fiore (clarinet). […]

Youth choir to perform Broadway musical/sermon at Westlake Methodist

Youth choir to perform Broadway musical/sermon at Westlake Methodist The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will be presented as a sermon in song by the Melody Makers choir of third to sixth graders at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., April 6 in the sanctuary at United Methodist Church, 1049 S. Westlake […]

New school will destroy a way of life

New school will destroy a way of life My family and I attended the meeting on March 24 for the Heschel School project, and due to the vast amount of people speaking, we were unable to express our opinions. I would like to do so now. What I heard from the Heschel supporters was how a school had brought them […]

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