Medea Creek Middle School a finalist for state honor

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park has been named one of six finalists in California’s Model School program. Up to four middle schools will win the Model School designation after an extensive on-site review of the finalists. According to principal Laurel Ford, Medea Creek Middle School is expected to be reviewed on Tues., […]

Area artists featured in concert

By Michelle Knight Acorn Staff Writer On Sat., Jan. 17, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will host select young artists from Ventura County and surrounding areas in a performance on behalf of the new Guitar Center Young Artists Concerts series and the acclaimed New West Symphony. Formerly known as Discovery Artists, the 2004 Young Artists Concerts feature violinist Yejin […]

Scholarships available for military kids

The American Legion has established the American Legacy Scholarship for children of members of America’s Armed Forces who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. "We know that meeting the cost of a college education can be difficult for the average household. But it is a major financial burden for one-parent families," said John Brieden, national […]

Reptiles coming to library

The city of Calabasas Library will present "Lounging with Lizards, Past and Present" at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 24 at the library, 23975 Park Sorrento St., Calabasas. Richard Wade will present "The Last Days of the Dinosaurs." Children will look at pictures and listen to stories about the last days of the dinosaurs. In addition, participants can take a turn […]

Take Your Acorn On Vacation

Thank you for participating in our annual ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’ photo contest. We’ll continue to publish your entries in upcoming issues––so watch for yours. And don’t forget to take your Acorn with you on this year’s vacation!

For the record

Last week’s page 1 banner headline should have said, "White House takes a look at LVUSD’s drug program" (not "problem"). We regret the error and address the mistake in today’s page 4 editorial. Also in the same story, when she was asked about parents who abused drugs, Randi Klein recommended 12-step and other programs. Mayor Dan Kuperberg received more votes […]

Theater workshop for special needs kids offered

Theater workshop for special needs kids offered PAUSE4kids, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of children with special needs, will present a theatre workshop in collaboration with Entertainment Experience from 5 to 6 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 23 through March 26, at Entertainment Experience in Woodland Hills. The 10-week acting workshop is for children ages 7 through 18 […]

Round Meadow to host tours

Round Meadow Elementary School, in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, will host tours of the school for prospective parents. The school is at 5151 Round Meadow Road, Calabasas. Tours run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the following days: Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26 and May 6. To learn more about Round Meadow and its programs, prospective parents […]


"Paycheck" Directed by: John Woo Starring: Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Aaron Eckhart, Paul Giamatti Rated: PG-13 (for action violence and brief adult language) Running Time: 120 minutes Best Suited For: sci-fi thriller fans, hi-techies, puzzle addicts and amnesia enthusiasts Least Suited For: highbrow realists and the lo-tech prone Admittedly, I’m arriving late to the fray. Most critics have already panned […]

Here’s what to do if you’re stopped by a deputy

The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station provides the community with the following information to promote better understanding and cooperation between citizens and law enforcement. Being stopped by a deputy sheriff can be uncomfortable. Deputies share your feelings. More than half of all California peace officers killed in the line of duty were conducting pedestrian or traffic stops. Our biggest concern is […]