LVUSD adopts budget, makes cuts, predicts rosier future

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) adopted its 2004/05 budget at a recent board of education meeting, trimming an additional $785,800 off an already tight budget. The proposed cuts and adjustments for the next school year were outlined in a new, user- friendly document that explained in lay terms, charts and narrative every detail of the […]

July Fourth activities slated throughout Conejo

July Fourth activities slated throughout Conejo The Conejo Recreation and Park District invites the community to enjoy a variety of activities on Sun., July 4. The Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular begins at 9 p.m. with a patriotic simulcast aired on KCLU 88.3 FM. In recognition of the city of Thousand Oaks’ 40th anniversary, this year’s display "will be bigger […]

Assistance League fundraiser benefits senior center

Calabasas woman is president
of the League

Calabasas woman is president of the League Guests gathered recently at the Gilmore Adobe at Farmers’ Market for a benefit that raised funds for Assistance League of Southern California’s Hollywood Senior Multipurpose Center (HMPC). Diane Hilty and Judy Kloner were co-chairs of the event, and Pat Spears of Calabasas is president of Assistance League. The event featured a wine reception […]

NASA says students’ science project is out of this world

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Four Agoura High School students recently returned from NASA where their award-winning science fair project was tested to take flight on the space shuttle. The project was one of four chosen to fly on board the shuttle through the NASA Student Involvement Program. Seniors Ellis Kim and Daniel Rosen and recent AHS graduates Spencer Klein and […]

A godless Fourth, too?

A godless Fourth, too?   Friends, we cannot change history. Taking the cross out of the Los Angeles County seal isn’t a religious issue, but another attempt to change the facts of history.  History is clear and perhaps now’s the time to risk once again getting persecuted from the ACLU to stand up for freedom, to believe history as it […]

Young people administer their own justice

Fireworks are illegal in most areas

Ventura County Fire Chief Bob Roper recommends that the safest way to enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July is to attend an outdoor public display put on by professional pyrotechnic operators. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), since 1995 more than 11,000 people in the U.S. have suffered severe injuries as a result of fireworks. More than […]

Sycamore trees not protected

Residents of Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes frequently hear about the preservation and protection of oak trees. So when a sycamore tree located in an unincorporated area of Agoura near Waring Drive and Mulholland Highway was cut down last month, a concerned citizen contacted The Acorn and asked about the incident. Ed Rosa, a resident of rural Agoura, said he enjoyed the […]

Tips on helping kids pursue their dreams

Education usually
a top priority

Education usually a top priority Visions of a pro sports career aside, many kids see education as the key to their dreams. These were the findings of a recent survey by Start Something, a free character education program that helps 8-to- 17-year-olds identify and pursue their dreams. When asked the open-ended question, "What is the dream you have for yourself […]

Catholics take a closer look at church doctrine

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Conventional wisdom used to say that religion and politics don’t mix. But mix they do, from the marrying of the religious right to the Republican Party, to powerful religious lobbies that manipulate Congress, and now the Catholic Church where some U.S. bishops have attempted to twist the arms of parishioners to tow a certain political agenda […]