2003-12-18

Interim report reveals depth of LVUSD’s financial difficulties



Interim report reveals depth of LVUSD’s financial difficulties By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer "Dances With Wolves It Isn’t" was the title of the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) first interim budget report, presented by Deputy Superintendent Donald Zimring at last week’s school board meeting. To add a little humor to an otherwise sobering presentation, Zimring’s report depicted an […]

Happy Chanukah!



Happy Chanukah!

Holocaust survivor a victim of hate crime



Holocaust survivor a victim of hate crime By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Although Holocaust survivor Victoria Monina, 71, of Westlake Village is far removed from the horrors of World War II, a ghost from her past came to her home early Sunday morning and burned a flag hanging above her garage that read "Happy Hanukkah." "When I saw it, […]

Two local schools finish at No. 1



Two local schools finish at No. 1

Acorn deadlines moved up



The holiday season is forcing early deadlines and reduced office hours at The Acorn Newspapers. For the Christmas Day issue on Dec. 25, real estate advertising must be reserved by noon today, Dec. 18. Display advertising must be reserved by noon tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 19. All editorial items, including letters to the editor for the Dec. 25 edition, must also […]

Here’s how to send items to servicemen, women in Iraq



For many servicemen and women fighting the war in Iraq, the holidays can be especially difficult. While countless soldiers receive letters, packages and gifts to ease loneliness during their time away from home, many servicemen and women receive none. A new Internet Website, www.AnySoldier.us, gives U.S. citizens a chance to bring a little holiday cheer to the servicemen and women […]

Report in Calabasas says money was wasted in fight against Ahmanson



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas released a report last week that says that the city mismanaged the Ahmanson Ranch litigation. Ahmanson was a 3,050-home, two-golf-course development that Washington Mutual wanted to build north of Calabasas in Ventura County. The city and other entities fought the Seattle-based bank for 12 years. California recently purchased the land so it will […]

LVUSD Board reorganizes



The board of education in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) reorganized at last week’s board meeting. Judy Jordan once again took the helm as board president, marking her fourth term as leader. Gordon Whitehead was appointed as vice president of the board and Cindy Iser became clerk. Jordan replaced Terilyn Finders as president. Finders was honored at the ceremony […]

Resident didn’t like Heschel’s ads



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer The controversy between Old Agoura residents and Heschel West Day School over whether its elementary and middle school campus should be built on a 70-acre site east of Chesebro and Palo Comado Canyon roads, about one mile west of its current facility in Agoura Hills, surfaced again at last week’s Agoura Hills city council […]

For the record



Condoleezza Rice had to cancel her appearance at the Reagan Library. Although our page 1 headline had it right (that Hanukkah starts tomorrow night at sundown), there was a typo in the photo caption that said Fri., Dec. 29 instead of Dec. 19.