Opening of new middle school in Calabasas faces possible delay

Officials of Las Virgenes Unified School District said 55 different programs and services will be on the chopping block May 15 when the board of education makes final cuts to the district ‘s budget. High on the list of cuts will be the new 35-classroom Alice C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas. The 2003-2004 budget must be submitted to Los […]

Kids get help with homework

In observance of National Library Week, which runs through Sat., April 12, the Westlake Village Library, part of the county of Los Angeles Public Library, will join the American Library Association and libraries across the country in encouraging their users to learn more about the range of new and traditional resources available. Young adults in grades 4 to 12 may […]

‘Do Not Call’ lists should crack down on telemarketers

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Tired of dinner being interrupted by a telemarketer? A nationwide "Do Not Call" list is being established in which you can register your name and phone numbers to be protected from boiler-room hucksters. The American public receives telemarketer calls throughout the entire day––sometimes even late at night and early in the morning. With caller […]

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Story of the Week

Story of the Week The story and the player belong to a bygone era, when pro football was less organized and opportunities were such that talented people could walk in from the street and find themselves in uniform. One such player was Dick Lane, who arrived with the slimmest of credentials beyond his own confidence. It was 1952. Recently discharged […]

Chabad to present Passover seders

On the first night of Passover, at 8 p.m. Wed., April 16, Chabad of the Conejo will conduct community seders in Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks. They’ll be rich in tradition and include a lavish seder dinner. Special focus will be on educating children about the meaning and relevance of the Passover holiday. Reservations may be made for the Westlake […]

Acorn, local communities receive gratitude from Miracle Run

The Miracle Run Foundation would like to thank the communities of Agoura, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake and Oak Park for the past support. We have been honored by The Acorn, which has printed stories concerning autism and other special needs. It has had a positive effect. We can now formally announce that Lifetime television will be making the […]

Middle school traffic upsets residents of Oak Park

Part III of three parts

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Part III of three parts There seems to be no getting around it. Where there are schools in Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes, there will be traffic. And where there are homes near schools, there will be residents who complain about it. This is certainly true at Medea Creek Middle School (MCMS) in Oak Park. The […]

Author tells rich and colorful history of Malibou Lake

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer History is to a people what memory is to an individual. But while memory is automatic, history needs to be written down, recorded for posterity. For residents of Malibou Lake and the surrounding vicinity, their story finally is being told. Brian Rooney, a resident of Malibou Lake for seven years until moving to Orange […]

Westlake events––coming and going

Westlake Yacht Club (WYC) will celebrate its 33rd annual opening day ceremony on Sat., April 12 at their clubhouse, 32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The event will get underway at 1:30 p.m. with a Marine Corps Honor Guard assisting in the flag raising ceremony. There will also be bagpipers performing. Flag officers for this year’s sailing season to […]

Westlake, Agoura baseball teams on different paths

Special to The Acorn

Two high schools minutes apart, two baseball teams loaded with friendships that cross the white lines, two teams that couldn’t be playing more differently this season. Last week’s victory over Agoura, 7-4, set up the first-place Westlake Warriors for a Marmonte League confrontation with co-leader Calabasas last Friday. The loss dropped Agoura to 2-3 in league play. A large throng […]