Parcel tax proposal likely to go to voters in Las Virgenes District

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer A parcel tax initiative will likely be placed on the ballot next spring in the four cities that are served by Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). Although specifics of the flat tax are still being debated by district officials and the school board, the proposed tax is expected to be less than $100 […]

Santa needs help in Agoura

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer When Santa Claus comes to the Do-it Center in Agoura Hills on Sat., Dec 6, he hopes to have enough food and toiletries donated by the community to give to local families and charities in need. The 24th annual Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond (SCTAB) food drive is feeling the effects of the […]

Fire department conducts food drive

The Ventura County Fire Department in conjunction with Food Share of Ventura County, Care & Share of Simi Valley, Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank and the Salvation Army will conduct its annual "Help Fight Hunger in America" holiday food drive. All Ventura County fire stations and worksites will serve as collection points where the community may drop off canned goods […]

Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills A resident who lives on Ridgebrook Drive reported that her petunias were pulled ($2 loss) between 9 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Nov. 14. The victim said the same thing has happened 60 times in the last four years. Calabasas An SUV window recently had $1,000 damage in the Calabasas High School parking lot and a purse, laptop computer […]

Fan support at

Eagle football game
was disappointing

Eagle football game was disappointing Friday, Nov. 7 I brought my family to our first Oak Park Eagle football game. Having lived in Oak Park for close to eight years, we had never brought our girls—8 and 9—to a local football game. Growing up watching and playing football in the San Fernando Valley with rivalries between Taft and El Camino […]

Fate of Oak Park parcel tax will be decided on Monday

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Oak Park Unified School District board members are close to making a final decision on whether or not to place a parcel tax measure on an election ballot next spring. A recent poll of 300 Oak Park residents revealed enough support to consider the parcel tax proposal, but not enough to ensure that it […]

Experts say stress can be avoided during holiday season

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The holidays don’t have to be stressful this year. Experts offered suggestions to make the season more enjoyable. Some people set themselves up for disappointment because they aren’t realistic. "Lower your expectations," said Kim Cary, community liaison director of the behavioral health unit at Los Robles Regional Medical Center. "Anticipate likely problems and delays." […]

Diabetics can take small steps toward healthy holidays

Whether you’re in charge of planning an entire meal or simply faced with bringing a dish to pass, food is in the spotlight during the holiday season. And for the 17 million people with diabetes and those who love them, navigating holiday eating occasions doesn’t have to be a "Bah, Humbug" experience. For many living with diabetes, the holiday eating […]

Play reading to benefit Beit T’Shuvah

Addiction treatment center presents play about pre-trial interrogations of Nazi criminal Adolph Eichmann

Beit T’Shuvah is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that provides substance abuse treatment, prevention and community outreach for all of Southern California and is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. this Sun., Nov. 30 at Beit T’Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, a dramatic reading of award-winning playwright Donald Freed’s play "The White Crow" will […]

School board challenger got bad advice

School board challenger got bad advice I would like to congratulate Terilyn Finders and Pat Schulz on their reelection to the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education. They won on the merits of their good characters and excellent performance during the past four years of service to all of the constituents of the district. I would like to […]