Middle school may open on time; Calabasas guarantees $375,000

Acorn Staff Writer

Middle school may open on time; Calabasas guarantees $375,000 By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas last week voted to give $375,000 as part of a joint-use agreement for completion of the new Alice C. Stelle Middle School this fall, but some clauses of the contract must be completed. Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is facing […]

Thorny math problem solved

In a story that appeared in the April 24 issues of The Acorn, nine Agoura High School math students were honored for scoring exceptionally well in the recent American High School Math Competition. To indicate the difficulty of this nationwide competition, we posed to our readers one of the questions that the students had to answer: An integer between 1000 […]

Mothers who are role models help daughters acquire healthy habits

"Like mother, like daughter." There is no denying the influence a mother has on her daughter-impressions that can last a lifetime. One of the most, if not the most, meaningful contributions a mom can make is to teach her daughter how to live healthfully. One of the most important ways to do that is to show your daughter how to […]

Agoura High student sings in spring gala

Rachel E. Rivas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rivas of Agoura Hills, was part of the 30th annual Spring Sing gala at Harding University in April. The all-student revue, featuring 750 university students, is an event of the annual Youth Forum, when more than 2,000 teenagers from across the nation gather on the Searcy campus for a full schedule […]

Children learn to read by connecting letters and sounds to meaning

By Shane Templeton Childhood is filled with memorable "firsts." Like your toddler’s first unsteady step or your kindergartner’s first ride on a "big" bicycle, the first time you hear your child sound out a word correctly (d-o-g, dog!) is a magical moment. But before that happens, your child needs to know a lot of information about connecting letters and sounds […]

Calabasas Council’s action puts the fight against Ahmanson Ranch at risk

The Calabasas City Council has stood firm for over a decade to save Ahmanson Ranch from development. We have spent $1.8 million over 11 years (1992-2003) and are now positioned to win lawsuits just filed. Despite community pleas, the Calabasas City Council turned its back on its citizens Wed. night, April 30. They voted 3-2 (Washburn and Bozajian dissenting) to […]

Man pleads guilty to murdering Agoura Hills woman in England

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer On April 23, Robert Noble, a 28-year-old Scotsman, confessed to the murder of 20-year-old Alyson Ilene Kaplan from Agoura Hills, during a 40-minute trial in Great Britain. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison. During a freak January blizzard had shut down the London, England transit system, Kaplan, who’d been traveling by train […]

OPHS 1993 reunion in July

The 10-year reunion of Oak Park High School’s Class of 1993 is scheduled for July 26. Organizers of the reunion are still trying to track down former classmates to join the celebration. Anyone who graduated from OPHS in 1993 or knows of someone who did is encouraged to contact Nicole (Dailey) Volpe via e-mail at NKVolpe@msn.com for more information.

Weigh benefits, risks before taking medicine

Although medicines can make you feel better and help you get well, it’s important to know that all medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, have risks as well as benefits. The benefits of medicines are the helpful effects you get when you use them, such as lowering blood pressure, curing infection or relieving pain. The risks of medicines are the chances […]

‘The Wizard of Oz’ to be performed by camp students at Pepperdine

Chamberlains’ Performing and Fine Arts Academy and Summer Camp in Agoura Hills will offer a summer camp program from July 28 to Aug. 15 open to youth ages 6 to 15. The program will conclude with a performance of "The Wizard of Oz" presented in Smothers Theater on the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu. Registration for camp is currently open. […]