School district considers options on Yerba Buena school

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer In light of recent news that spiraling construction costs and site issues threaten the long-awaited construction of the new Yerba Buena Elementary School, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) officials and the board of education are exploring various funding sources and alternative approaches to building the school. In December, district officials alerted parents and […]

Future Foundation names new trustees

Six new trustees have been selected to serve on the board of the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF), a nonprofit apolitical "think tank" created 31 years ago to study education, youth, housing and social concerns specific to the Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes area. The trustees represent diverse backgrounds. Pamela Kelty, certified public accountant with Soares, Sandall, Borracchi and Petrovich, was formerly […]

Post-polio support group to meet Feb. 7

Post-polio support group to meet Feb. 7 Nutritionist Dee Larkin will be the guest speaker when the Post-Polio Support Group meets at 1:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 7 in the Fireside Room at United Methodist Church, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. For more information, call (805) 581-1939.

Coyotes stay atop Marmonte League

Acorn Sports Writer

The Calabasas boys’ basketball team defeated Agoura, 82-56, last Friday night before a capacity crowd at Agoura High School. Steve Saunders led Calabasas with 27 points, which included 12 in the first quarter (after which the Coyotes led, 26-12) and 11 more in the fourth quarter. Calabasas led 47-20 at halftime and 62-39 after three quarters. Matt Mejia, a senior […]

Felsman should become a hermit

Felsman should become a hermit I would like to respond to the gun-toting, animal-hunting Mr. Felsman of Woodland Hills. My, my, my, what an imbecile! Okay, let’s add some more violence to our already violent state we live in. Just driving down the street daily, I get people trying to cut me off or drive right into the back of […]

Community Center celebrates anniversary

Writer looks forward to better movies in 2004

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The experts who pick best picture nominees for award shows like the Golden Globes or the Oscars found their choices limited in 2003. Save for a few, there weren’t that many great movies to choose from. The year’s box office showed a dip in sales, according to sources. The motion picture industry brought us […]

Curb your anger through counseling

Interface Children Family Services offers help for those who are experiencing unusual pressure at work or home. According to the agency, in many cases uncontrolled anger outbursts, shouting at family members and explosive behavior begins with stress and burnout. Interface Family Guidance Clinics offer both group and individual counseling for anger management throughout Ven-tura County. For more details about low-cost […]


Kill the cougars— kill them all

There’s no question cougars are an ongoing problem in Southern California. Almost daily one reads about cougar-initiated drive-by shoot-ings. How about the increase in cougar road rage and let us not overlook the cougar serial killers? Or the cougars selling drugs to our children. It’s crazy! Finally, look how our jails are increasingly populated with cougars on death row. Who’s […]