2004-08-19

Superintendent search continues



Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) trustees conducted a special meeting last week to discuss seeking an educational search firm to replace Superintendent John Fitzpatrick. Heidrick & Struggles, a national search firm that had previously been selected, recently withdrew from the process. LVUSD Board Member Terilyn Finders said via phone at the meeting, "I think we made the right decision […]

Community Center to host garage sale



The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will host its annual Community Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 28 at 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Both shoppers and sellers are welcome, and admission is free to the public. Booth space is still available for those interested in selling items. To reserve booth space or for more information, please […]

Off to College for Students



In these last weeks before you go off to college, there will be times when you can’t wait to get away from your family—and times when you can’t imagine leaving home. You’re not on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But going to college is a big deal, and it’s normal to feel conflicted. This is the most exciting thing […]

Agoura Hills



Agoura Hills A backpack containing computer equipment and two passports was stolen from under a table in a hotel conference room on July 17 or 18 in the 30100 block of Agoura Road. The loss was $2,970. The total loss was $1,900 after a car window was smashed and a laptop computer was stolen between 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. Aug. […]

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Malibu Stage Company’s next production is "Shirley Valentine," a British comedy about a middle-class Liverpool housewife’s escape from daily domestic drudgery and an indifferent husband to a daring and romantic getaway on a sunny Greek Island. British actress Jacalynne Flax stars in the "charming and poignant" one-woman show. Midlife crisis play is funny ‘Shirley Valentine’ takes humorous look at domestic […]

Organization brings charity to the classroom



By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com Bringing philanthropy into the classroom is the goal of Charitable Literacy, an Agoura-based nonprofit that allows schoolchildren to make donations to the charity of their choice. So far, four area classes have participated in the learn-about-charity program. Schools taking part include Park Oaks Elementary in Thousand Oaks, A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas and Valley View […]

Fish bite during ‘Day at the Docks’



Nominations sought for annual Music Center Bravo Awards



The Music Center of Los Angeles County, a national leader in arts education, is seeking nominations for its 23rd annual Bravo Awards, established in 1982 to honor educators who use the arts to revitalize teaching, enhance academic achievement, and foster self-esteem, teamwork and cross-cultural communication. The Bravo Award is sponsored by Club 100, a donor-supported group of the Music Center, […]

Calabasas student involved in Jewish program to aid needy



Calabasas resident Alex Trotta joined students from around the country under the auspices of American Jewish Society for Service (AJSS) to participate in a summer of service. Trotta’s group worked on local service projects and helped the community as part of a collaborative partnership with Project HOPE: Housing for People in Hood River, Ore. Trotta helped to build homes and […]

Exhibit to showcase photorealism, graffiti



The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University will present "Art and Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation" from Tues., Aug. 24 through Sun., Oct. 24. The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays. There’s no admission charge. From 6 to 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 18 there will be […]


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