Summer vacation is over, local schools reopen

Enrollment up slightly in LVUSD

Enrollment up slightly in LVUSD By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) opened fall classes yesterday with slightly higher enrollment at the three high schools, three middle schools and eight elementary schools. Total enrollment is up by 23 students vs. the 2003/04 school year, according to figures supplied by LVUSD Deputy Superintendent Donald Zimring. This year’s projected […]

Foundation brings glamour to young patient

For most of her life, 5-year-old Serena Castanon has battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, but on July 8 she felt beautiful, thanks to the caring attention she received at Savvy Salon and Spa. Looking glamorous was never so important to Serena as when she was headed via limousine to meet Jennifer Lopez, a dream-come-true […]

Attendees taught how to deal with insurance companies

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will host a seminar, "Dealing with Insurance Companies," from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 23 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Amy Regenstreif, a cancer survivor and agent for New York Life Insurance Company, will discuss the best ways to advocate for yourself and your loved ones with your medical insurance carrier and Medicare. An […]



Last season’s results: (3rd in Marmonte, 9-4 overall). Lost to eventual champ Westlake, 38-7, in the Div. IV semifinals after upsetting Camarillo, 28-7, in the quarterfinals. Won seven of their first eight games of the 2003 season—averaging 42 points per game in those contests. Notable returnees: Kyle Blum, senior, QB; Daniel Vass-Goosby, junior, ILB; Andy Moger, senior, WR (18 catches, […]

Youth naturalist program kicks off this fall

The Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) will present its youth naturalist program this fall on the second Saturday of the month. The environmental education program is a result of a collaboration between MRT and the city of Calabasas. Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to participate from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Headwaters Corners, 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, […]

OPUSD starts year with new administrators, teachers

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) has a new crop of administrators and teachers this year. Anthony Knight took the helm as OPUSD superintendent on July 1, replacing Gary Richards. Cliff Moore, principal at Oak Park High School, was promoted to assistant superintendent of educational services and certificated personnel. Lynn McCormack, who previously served as principal […]

Tips on avoiding identity theft

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com Identity theft, if executed effectively, can wreak havoc on your life. One Oak Park woman experienced the grief firsthand. Lynn, who asked that her real name not be used for this story, began receiving credit card bills in the mail several years ago from cards she didn’t own and for charges she hadn’t made. When she […]

Eight-week volunteer training program scheduled

Hospice of the Conejo will conduct an eight-week volunteer training session beginning Thurs., Sept. 23 at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Volunteers assist with many services offered free of charge to those facing serious illness and grief issues. Volunteers are also needed to provide assistance with office duties and fundraising. Hospice of the Conejo is made up of […]

Thousand Oaks Lancers

Last season’s results: (6th in Marmonte, 3-7 overall). Failed to make the playoffs. Lost five of first six games including a 34-32 heartbreaker to Simi Valley and 49-7 clobbering at the hands of Westlake. Season concluded with 20-13 loss to rival Newbury Park Panthers. Notable returnees: Jack Boger, senior, RB (1,368 yards rushing, 6.7 yards per carry, 14 TD); Tony […]

Kindergarten picnic