LVUSD students who take STAR do well

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer The tests may have changed, but students in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) continue to produce top academic scores on the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) exams. The Stanford 9 (SAT/9) test was replaced this year by another nationally norm-referenced test, the California Achievement Test (CAT/6). Students also took a separate, California Standards […]

Ride On says ‘right on’ to supporters

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Ride On, the therapeutic horsemanship nonprofit group that teaches horseback riding to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities, presented a fundraising event over the weekend that, according to Ride On of the Conejo Valley executive director Bryan McQueeny, was the most successful event in terms of turnout and in terms of fundraising […]

Hadassah to host tea tour at Gardens

To kick off its current Hadassah membership drive, "One to Grow On," the Emek Hallanot chapter of Hadassah will sponsor a docent-led tour of the Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks at 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 1. Immediately following the tour, the chapter will host a dessert tea and membership orientation at the Gardens of the […]

Restaurant delivery service goes to work in Agoura Hills

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Unless you’re a creative chef who enjoys the challenge of surprising your family with delicious, healthy culinary delights, cooking dinner for a family night after night is a dreaded daily burden. When kids are feeling benevolent about their parents’ daily cooking grind, they’re quick to suggest ordering pizza delivery. And sometimes, they even look […]

Chamber to present annual Penland Awards

The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce has announced that the widows of Robert Kahn and J.D. Thornbury will accept the Chamber’s Penland Awards on behalf of their late husbands. The awards will be presented during a fundraiser to benefit the Wellness Community at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 in the Praying Monk at The Canyon, 28211 Roadside Drive, Agoura […]

Making the Most of College Visits

Making the Most of College Visits A high school senior and her parents walked into the dining hall at Reed College and found many students eating alone. That was all they needed to see. While the intellectual rigor of the school appealed to her, this student also wanted a more social environment, and she decided this wasn’t the place for […]

Rabbi inscribes Torah for Westlake Chabad

OPHS to celebrate grand opening of performing arts facility

Oak Park High School (OPHS) will celebrate the grand opening of its new performing arts facility, the OPHS Pavilion, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 12, with a variety of special events planned on the campus at 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. From 4 to 5:30 p.m. the community is invited to tour the facility and view the […]

Author’s movie to screen at festival

in L.A. By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Many young aspiring filmmakers around here are trying to become the next Steven Spielberg or next Martin Scorsese. The journey to receiving notice from Hollywood, however, can be very intimidating. I’d still like to call myself a young aspiring filmmaker. But with a wife, the addition of a son in my life, […]

Grads honored at CLU

More than 300 undergraduates received their bachelor’s degrees from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks last May. The May graduates along with August and December graduates participated in the 40th annual commencement services in Mt. Clef Stadium. Local students who received their BA or BS degrees included the following. Agoura Hills: Adam Martin. Newbury Park: Brooke Adams, Ronaye Calvert, Carla Carroll, […]