LVUSD students post high

SAT scores

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) high schools have posted some of their highest SAT scores, according to local school district officials. With a district average score of 1156, the scores are among the highest the district has ever produced. Superintendent John Fitzpatrick reported that the district scored 161 points above the average for California schools and 90 points above […]

Backup teams were ready

A Los Angeles County Fire Department Strike Team stood ready to assist firefighters earlier this week with five L.A. County Fire Department (LACFD) engines parked on Las Virgenes Road in front of Fire Station No. 125 in Calabasas. The strike team, headed by one battalion chief and 20 firefighters, came from Rosemead, Paramount, Baldwin Park, Alta Dena and Hacienda Heights […]

Teens to have luau BBQ

Chabad of the Conejo’s Teen Scene program will host its first luau-barbecue at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 2 at 5662 Middle Crest, Agoura Hills. The program provides the opportunity for Jewish teens in grades 9 through 12 to come together once a month for food, fun, games and entertainment. There will be interesting educational programs as well as an opportunity […]

Sunday services set for United Methodist

"The Three Most Important Things" is the title of Dr. Gary Alan Dickey’s Reformation and communion message during the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sun., Nov. 2 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The 8 a.m. service is casual and meets in Alton Hall. Special music is provided at each service. For more information or […]

Rishoff deserves your vote

As a kid having grown up in the Nixon/Vietnam years in San Francisco, I developed distaste for politics. We had little trust in our government, little faith in our noble leaders. Under the guise of "making a difference," let’s face it, politicians aren’t in it for the money—it’s often about power and control. Usually politicians make that difference by increasing […]

If Words Could Talk

Electric Pumpkins

Electric Pumpkins The hoards are coming! The hoards are coming! Swarms of little people with $199 costumes from any place that has a cash register will snack their way through your neighborhood tomorrow night. You won’t see too many made-it-myself costumes, but those are the best. Left over dress-up stuff, thrift store goodies and heavy handed makeup all remind me […]

She retires just in time

Chief information officer Sandi Wells of the Ventura County Fire Department was honored recently at Ventura County Fire Headquarters in Camarillo upon her retirement after 14 and a half years of service. Wells was previously a deputy sheriff with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and a junior high school science teacher. She has a bachelor of art’s degree in education […]

Tips given on breathing smoke, ashes

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Even if you’re not living next door to one of the many firestorms that raged recently across Southern California—blowing ashes everywhere—poor air quality can be dangerous for anyone with respiratory problems, the very old and very young. According to Darilyn Rice, RN, at Drs. Block, Baker and Gonzalez Pulmonary Group in Thousand Oaks, several […]

Kindergartners have fun

You could win a new Jaguar while helping OPHS track team

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Imagine having a one in 500 chance to win a 2004 Jaguar. The Track Improvement Fund (TIF), a committee of the Oak Park High School’s Athletic Booster Club, is selling tickets to raise money to build an all-weather track at OPHS. The winning ticket holder will get a 2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 liter vehicle […]