Vote on school parcel tax won’t make November ballot

Vote on school parcel tax won’t make November ballot By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer If a vote were taken today, it’s unlikely an annual $170 parcel tax for Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) would pass, according to a recent survey, but voters would be inclined to support a smaller tax. School officials said delaying the vote until next […]

Giuliani at Reagan Library

Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York, will be at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum at 10 a.m. Tues., Aug. 5 to sign his latest book, "Leadership." A number of restrictions will apply in order to accommodate as many people as possible, including: no photography and minimum age of 18. For more information about attending the signing, call […]

Watermelon surprisingly contains outstanding nutritional value

By Elizabeth Pivonka, Ph.D., R.D. It’s hard to beat a sweet, juicy slice of ice cold watermelon on a hot summer day. You may have always enjoyed watermelon’s delicious taste and brilliant red color. Now you can enjoy its stellar nutrition content as well. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently determined that watermelon contains more of the health-promoting compound lycopene, […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

Quick Take Karl Malone has spent half of his life in a Utah Jazz uniform. He’s idolized and worshipped by the tremendous fans in Salt Lake City. Malone should close out his playing career where he started it; Jazz fans deserve that much. Is a ring more important than 20 years of Utah fan adulation; I don’t think so. Jim […]


"Seabiscuit" Directed by: Gary Ross Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy Rated: PG-13 (for mild language, mild sexual innuendo, and sports-related violence) Running Time: 130 minutes Best Suited For: Just about everyone Although many true stories combine elements of greatness—heroics in battle or survival against inhospitable elements—few films manage to successfully capture the essence […]

A postcard moment

Young people rely on Youth Employment Services

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer Why Conejo Youth Employment Services (CYES) is one of the best-kept secrets in Conejo Valley is a bewildering question since summertime boredom and lack of funds are two situations most young people strive to avoid. CYES provides free job referral and placement, counseling, job search and survival skills training—and income—to local young people, ages […]

Seniors can stay fit with classes offered by Agoura Hills

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program is offering a series of classes to help adults ages 50 and up stay fit. Unless noted otherwise classes are at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. and will run through Sept. 8. For a $12 annual registration fee, community residents ages 50 and up […]

Coyotes say summertime baseball is about learning, winning

Special to The Acorn

If summertime baseball is about development as much as winning, 2003 has been an extremely valuable experience for the boys of Calabasas High School. The Coyotes, playing in the Valley Invitational Baseball League (VIBL) completed the league schedule with a 15-10 record, including the playoffs where they finished 5-2. Overall, Calabasas finished 20-12. Calabasas has been among the top three […]

New West Symphony reports an increase in subscriptions

New West Symphony Executive Director Kenneth Hopper reported recently that subscriptions for the just completed 2002/2003 Amgen Masterpiece Series season showed a 4 percent increase over the 2001/2002 season. Subscriptions for the Saturday night performances at the newly renamed Countrywide Performing Arts Center/Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza showed a 6 percent increase. Subscriptions for 2002/2003 set a new record for […]