LVUSD helps families that homeschool their children

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Home Independent Study Program (HISP), commonly known as homeschooling, has only been operating in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) for a year, but if happy, educationally engaged children and satisfied parents are evidence of success, then the program is off to a stunning start. The homeschooling phenomenon is burgeoning, and school districts throughout California […]

Middle school students learn other cultures

Middle school students learn other cultures

CHP to crack down on residents who register their vehicles in other states

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The state of California recently reported that it loses millions of dollars in revenue every year because of residents who register their vehicles in other states to avoid higher fees here. Earlier this spring, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) launched CHEATERS (Californians Help Eliminate All The Evasive Registration Scofflaws), a new program that asks citizens to […]

Budget session reveals good, bad news for LVUSD

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com At a recent special budget workshop, Las Virgenes Unified School District officials revealed both good and bad news for the financially strapped district. "The good news is that the governor indicated that there is a bit more money for schools, but nothing dramatic," said LVUSD Deputy Superintendent Donald Zimring said. He stressed, however, that the governor’s […]

Thousands pay their respects to former President Ronald Reagan

By Saria Kraft kraft@theacorn.com Long after the 40th leader of the United States is laid to rest, local residents will remember that the first and final tributes were paid to him here. In the first days of national memorial events, 106,000 people came to Simi Valley to offer their respects. Former President Ronald Reagan will be interred in a private […]

Deputy nabs Agoura Hills bank robbers

Two suspects were arrested at 1:30 p.m. Mon., June 7 by Sgt. Mark Katz of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station after they allegedly robbed the Wells Fargo Bank in Agoura Hills. Patrol cars were dispatched to 101 Freeway on- and off-ramps after a caller reported a suspect fleeing the parking lot of the bank at 5823 Kanan Road. According to watch […]

Couple sues United Way over funding policies

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com A couple has sued United Way of Ventura County because they say the Camarillo-based non-profit organization was untruthful about the way its funds were spent. Denny and Allyson Weinberg, who say they raised $100,000 for United Way of Ventura County, filed a lawsuit against the group, charging they were lied to. United Way is refuting the […]

LVUSD considers options to save money

Second of two parts

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Second of two parts To stretch a shrinking budget, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is considering money-saving recommendations by the Fiscal and Crisis Management Assistance Team (FCMAT). Special education—one of the most costly programs in the school district—was the main focus of a fiscal review conducted during a recent school board meeting. LVUSD Deputy Superintendent […]

Residents oppose vehicle detailing shop, planning commission delays its decision

Residents oppose vehicle detailing shop, planning commission delays its decision By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Agoura Hills residents who live near Reyes Adobe Road and Canwood Street came out in droves recently to the Agoura Hills Planning Commission, opposing a proposed vehicle detailing shop. The commission delayed its decision. The applicant, David Delrahim, asked the planning commission to grant a conditional […]

OPHS to get new principal

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com In a recent letter sent to Oak Park High School parents, Oak Park Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Tony Knight announced that the district’s principal selection committee has appointed Lynn McCormack as principal for Oak Park High School beginning July 1. The vacancy was the result of leadership changes after OPUSD Superintendent Gary Richards announced his […]