2003-05-15

Agoura High School student commits suicide in car crash



Agoura High School student commits suicide in car crash By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Memorial services were held Tuesday for a troubled Agoura High School student who drove his speeding car off a mountain road in what authorities are calling an apparent suicide. Victor Westerband, a 15-year-old sophomore, died in a fiery crash the morning of May 8 when […]

‘Where’s the fireman, the siren, the bell?’



‘Where’s the fireman, the siren, the bell?’

City, LVUSD joint-use agreement goes before school board tonight



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education will tonight look at a joint-use agreement contract between the district and the city of Calabasas regarding the city’s use of ballfields and courts at the new Alice C. Stelle Middle School at 22450 Mulholland Highway. The Calabasas City Council last week approved the […]

Holiday to cause early deadlines



Mon., May 26 is Memorial Day. This will create early deadlines for The Acorn and the Thousand Oaks Acorn for the issue date of Thurs., May 29. Space for real estate ads must be reserved by noon, Thurs., May 22. The deadline for all editorial material is also at noon May 22. The display advertising deadline is noon, Fri., May […]

Internet site that carried insulting remarks of students closes down



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Score one for parents against hateful Internet. A campaign mounted by angry moms and dads and one very concerned school principal forced the controversial Internet Website Schoolscandals.com to cease operations April 24. A weeklong campaign aired by KFI-AM (640) put pressure against the 3-year-old Website, as did articles that appeared in The Acorn and […]

Watch for warning signs of suicide



Watch for warning signs of suicide Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Boys commit suicide more often than girls, and in one recent survey of high school students, 60 percent said they had thought about killing themselves and 9 percent said they had tried at […]

Psychologist tells parents ‘everything they wanted to know but were afraid to ask’ about teenagers and sex



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer If you’ve ever wondered what your kids were up to as far as sex is concerned, you’re not alone according to psychologist Lise Spiegel who was guest speaker at Calabasas High School last Thursday for the third lecture in an ongoing program organized by the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) that educates parents on sensitive […]

City of Westlake seeks applicants for Cultural Board



The deadline for submitting applications to the city of Westlake Village by residents interested in serving on the Cultural Recreation Advisory Board has been extended to 5 p.m. Fri., May 23. The board will advise the city council on cultural, recreational and special events, parks and the operation of recreational facilities either owned by the city of Westlake Village or […]

Study proposes new lanes for 101 Freeway



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Transportation officials have released their long-awaited 101 Freeway Corridor Improvement Study and it recommends adding an additional lane from Thousand Oaks to Woodland Hills, but the study rejects a controversial proposal to double-deck the roadway and delays any improvements from the 134 Freeway to downtown Los Angeles. The extra lane would give the freeway […]

With patriotic days approaching, now is an excellent time of year to replace worn-out American flags, veterans say



With patriotic days approaching, now is an excellent time of year to replace worn-out American flags, veterans say By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Armed Forces Day is Saturday, Memorial Day is just around the corner on May 26 and Flag Day will be on June 14. All three occasions are approaching, reminding Americans to display the Stars and Stripes. […]