Agoura Hills will consider an affordable housing program

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com In today’s hyperinflated housing market, many Southern Californians can’t afford to live near where they work. This is especially true for local teachers, firefighters, police officers and other civil servants who serve Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes communities but find the price tag of $500,000 or more for a small Agoura Hills home prohibitive. So what’s an average […]

Senior Expo set for April 13

The cities of Agoura Hills and Calabasas together with Wells Fargo Mortgage will sponsor Senior Expo ’04, an event designed to offer an awareness of products and services available to older adults and seniors. The expo, which is free, will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tues., April 13 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills […]

Indian Hills High School plans reunion

Indian Hills High School in Calabasas is tentatively planning a reunion for all former graduates. The date and time have yet to be determined. The first graduating class at Indian Hills was in 1975. The school is attempting to reach all graduates. Reunion organizers ask that graduates or individuals who may know the whereabouts of graduates get in touch with […]

By Wayne Harrison wharrison@theacorn.com

By Wayne Harrison wharrison@theacorn.com The Newbury Park softball team defeated Agoura, 2-0, in a game played at Borchard Park in Newbury Park last Thursday. It was the Marmonte League opener for both teams. Lindsey Cunningham threw a complete-game three-hitter and struck out five for the Panthers, who improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in league. For Agoura, Alyssa Neilson gave […]

Guest opinion

A bad idea: Borrowing our way out of debt

By State Sen. Tom McClintock By conventional analysis, the stunning and overwhelming passage of Propositions 57 and 58 has placed California on the road to fiscal recovery. The unprecedented $15 billion bond gives the legislature and the administration the time they need to put the state’s finances in order. The stern spending limits in Proposition 58 will give the governor […]

Teacher negotiations amicable in LVUSD

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Instead of the often contentious process involving attorneys, rigidity and stonewalling, contract negotiations between Las Virgenes Educator’s Association (LVEA) and Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) are now kinder and gentler due to a commitment on both sides of the bargaining table to approach negotiations cooperatively. Paul Markowitz, co-president of LVEA with Sandra Pope, said that […]

Grow plants from the cuttings of others

Horticulturist Tom Hayduk will lead a workshop on plant propagation by cuttings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wed., April 7 at Soka University of America Botanical Research Center and Nursery, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. The workshop is a hands-on experience in propagation techniques, and cuttings from plants will be taken at the campus’s native plant demonstration garden, […]

‘Exploration Night’ coming

The Growing Place Preschool and Kindergarten will host its annual "Exploration Night" fundraising event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 2 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The school is an outreach program of the church and is located behind the church. The preschool staff and parent volunteers will help move the children through sensory exploration, […]

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Take Your Acorn On Vacation

Here are this week

Here are this week’s ‘Take Your Acorn On Vacation’ photos. We’ll continue to publish vacation photos until the end of summer. We are accepting new photos through Thurs., Sept. 30. Look for this year’s winners in the fall.