Parent education night set

According to statistics, one out of every five kids in eighth grade has already tried marijuana; 40 percent of U.S. teens say they expect to use a drug in the future; and youngsters who learn from their parents about the dangers of underage drinking, drugs and other harmful substances are less likely to experiment. Las Virgenes Unified School District and […]

Scholarships available for students with disabilities

For the academic year 2004-05 the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. board of trustees will offer more than $40,000 in undergraduate educational scholarships. During the years in which this annual assistance competition has been in existence, the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities has increased from five scholarships of $1,000 each to 20 to […]

Art to highlight Chinese New Year

To celebrate the Chinese New Year (2004, the Year of the Monkey), the Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Society of Thousand Oaks will present an exhibit, "The Art of the Chinese Brush," through Feb. 27 in the Galleria of the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Viewing hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

New middle school opens with minimal glitches

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Alice C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas officially opened on Mon., Jan. 5. The school is operating smoothly, officials said. Las Virgenes Unified School District had planned A.C. Stelle for almost 10 years, according to LVUSD deputy superintendent Don Zimring. The campus is the solution to—among other problems—overcrowding at A.E. Wright Middle School in […]

Learn about 18th Century composer at CLU

James Massengale, Distinguished Professor of Scandinavian Languages and Literature at UCLA, will present "Music Archaeology: Reconstructing Olof von Dalin and His Royal Entertainments" at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 23 in Overton Hall on the California Lutheran University campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. He will give a lecture-demonstration of his archival work on the unpublished songs of von Dalin […]

Science Fair coming to Colina Middle School

The Colina Middle School Science Fair will be held Tues., Feb. 12 and Wed., Feb. 13 in the multipurpose room. The experiments will be judged from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday. All Colina students will view the experiments on Wednesday, and a community open house will be held that evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The community may […]

Play to tackle controversial topic

Mark Kemble’s new play, "A Comfortable Truth," addresses the controversial subject of juvenile molestation in the Catholic Church. The story revolves around a 22-year-old boy named Thomas Gordon (Zack Graham), who accuses Father Grant, a Catholic priest (Paul Lieber), of molesting him 11 years ago. Dr. Cunningham (Alan Blumen-feld) is hired by a diocese of the Catholic Church to discover […]

LVMWD has new manager

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer John Mundy is replacing James Colbaugh as general manager of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD). Colbaugh retired from his position after 27 years of service, 10 as general manager. "We are very pleased to appoint John Mundy as general manager," said LVMWD Board President Ann Dorgelo. "His management skills and experience are strong […]

Women will be networking

The Ventura County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will host guest speaker Diane Gubin, the founder and president of Tech Exec recruiting firm, discussing "Dynamic Power Networking" at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 22 at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The cost for members is $35; for nonmembers, $45. For reservations or more details, […]

Agoura beats Oak Park in non-league basketball

Acorn Sports Writer

The Agoura boys’ basketball team defeated Oak Park, 76-58, in the final non-league tuneup for the Chargers in a game played at Agoura High School last week. The win improved Agoura to 7-7 while Oak Park fell to 6-8. Connor Faught, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard, led Agoura with 21 points and senior guard Ben Hawkinson scored 13, while junior guard […]