District officials hope new school can still open in Agoura Hills

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Despite news that the cost of the new Yerba Buena Elementary School will be nearly twice the original estimate, new funding sources and alternate approaches were explored at a special Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. Construction bids have been halted temporarily, although district officials have promised that […]

Middle school boys play big band music for bucks

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer If Benny Goodman or Charles Calhoun could hear their music being performed by the Bluez Boyz, a young jazz band from Thousand Oaks, they would "Sing, Sing Sing" along and then "Flip, Flop, Fly" right out of their graves. The Bluez Boyz are 13-year-old students at Colina Middle School, but they play that old-time […]

Cat show comes to Conejo Valley

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Football Quick Takes

Football Quick Takes There’s never been a Heisman Trophy winner who was as colossal a bust in the same season in which he won the Heisman as Oklahoma’s Jason White. He and the Sooners couldn’t perform in the clutch—not once but twice—against Kansas State for the Big 12 Championship and against LSU for a share of the ridiculous BCS. White […]

Orientation breakfast set for Community Faith Walk

An orientation breakfast for the 26th annual Conejo Valley CROP Walk will be presented at 8:30 a.m. Sat., Jan. 31 at St. Patrick’s Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. The CROP Walk is a 6.2 mile (or shorter) community walk to raise funds for worldwide relief and for five nonprofit charity groups within the Conejo Valley. It will begin and […]

Getting into his swing

Volunteers can provide company to lonely veterans

For thousands of veterans who depend on healthcare facilities operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, it’s all too easy to lose touch with the outside world. Many older veterans, often with no place to go, live out their days in VA domiciliaries. That’s where hometown volunteers come in. They are the ones who provide the necessary link back to […]

Organization assists parents in choosing a drug rehab program

Drugs, depression, anxiety and school failure are widespread problems for American teens–but they can be helped. Teens are failing to negotiate the demands of our culture in increasing numbers, and parents are desperate. When it becomes too dangerous to keep a child at home, the alternative is often a residential placement, a wilderness program, or a therapeutic school. How can […]

Clemens wins tournament for third time

Trees are temple topic

Temple Beth Haverim will host a lecture by Rabbi Yehoshua Kahan, a noted Torah scholar, at 8 p.m. Tues., Jan. 27 at the synagogue, 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. Rabbi Kahan will discuss "Tree-mend-us: The Reconciliation of Civilization and Nature" in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees. "A close reading of the Torah prohibition regarding chopping […]

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