Schools need nurses, says Calabasas commissioner

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas schools need more nurses, according to Calabasas Education Commission member Mary Sue Maurer, who’s also a mother of three children currently enrolled in Las Virgenes Unified School District. The National Association of School Nurses recommends one nurse for every 750 kids in general education. The nurse-to-student ratio in LVUSD is one nurse for 12,200 students. […]

Local charity gets community grant

In recognition of the Assistance League of Conejo Valley and its commitment to successfully preparing children for school to boost self-esteem and future success, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC) Community Grants Board recently awarded the organization a $10,000 grant. The funds will help expand the Operation School Bell program by providing an additional 100 disadvantaged elementary […]

Village Voices Chorale to host auditions

The Village Voices Chorale will host auditions for its fall concert season beginning Aug. 26. The chorale presents a variety of music, from classical to Broadway to contemporary selections. The chorale’s holiday concert will be on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 in the Scherr Forum Theatre of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The group also is planning a concert […]

Camp Spartan helps students transition to

A. E. Wright

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be a scary experience. Camp Spartan, a new event at A. E. Wright Middle School, may be just the thing to help students making that move. The camp introduces incoming students to middle school in a fun and non-threatening way, orienting entering sixth-graders to the campus and to seventh- and eighth-grade peer […]

Valley Interfaith Council to host a barbecue

The San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council and the Valley Labor Political Education Council are inviting the public to attend the 16th annual Interfaith Labor Day Celebration and family barbecue scheduled for Mon., Sept. 6 at the Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. in Northridge. Ed Asner, star of "Lou Grant" and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, has […]

“The Village”

"The Village" Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, William Hurt, Adrien Brody, Sigourney Weaver and Brendan Gleeson Rating: PG-13 (for suspense, some violence and bloodshed) Running time: 109 minutes Best suited for: Shyamalan diehards, those who’s never seen a "Twilight Zone" episode Least suited for: psychological thriller purists and suspense freaks, those expecting "The Sixth […]

Magic moment for a boy and a dog

Sponsors sought for annual golf tournament

Westlake Village Sunrise Rotary Club will host its annual golf tournament on Mon., Sept. 20 at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. Participants will have a chance to win a $1 million hole-in-one contest and a $10,000 putting contest. All proceeds will go to cystic fibrosis and local charities. Sponsorship opportunities exist. For details or to donate an auction […]

Westlake Village Library group helps homebound residents

The Friends of the Westlake Village Library is helping homebound residents by reaching out specifically to them. Volunteers in the Homebound Program deliver and pick up library materials to meet the recreational and educational needs of people 55 years and older without transportation and those who are physically handicapped and unable to visit. The program was recently established by the […]

Pierce College equestrian program expands

Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills is expanding its equine program. A state-of-the-art, multidisciplined equestrian education facility is being built. The new Pierce College Equestrian Education Center (EEC) will house the improved academic program. With more than 50 years of experience in equine programs, Pierce has served students who transferred to four-year universities. It has also prepared students for […]

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