Conserve water, keep plants green

Did you ever think that you could be saving water by using an automatic irrigation system? Probably not, but if your irrigation system is correctly designed, installed and maintained, it will help minimize the amount of water needed to keep your lawn and landscape looking healthy. The experts at Rain Bird Corporation, a leader in the irrigation industry, provide some […]

An opportunity to learn fencing

Ready to take up a new hobby that is challenging and a great workout? The city of Calabasas will offer beginning fencing classes for youth ages 6 through 14 and for ages 15 through adult. Classes will be on Tuesdays, Sept. 28 through Nov. 16, at De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas Hills, with the youth class from […]

Financial and estate planning offered at seminar

The Ventura County Community Foundation’s Women’s Legacy Fund is sponsoring a free seminar for Ventura County women interested in learning the basics of financial and estate planning. Lunch will immediately follow the 9:30 to 11 a.m. event, which will take place in the foundation’s office at 1317 Del Norte Road in Camarillo. At the seminar, practical information and tools will […]

Meeting stresses collaboration on special ed programs

By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer About 10 percent of the 3,711 students in the Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) have special needs. From remedial math or reading needs to custom physical and developmental accommodations, the students depend on the special education programs offered within the district to succeed. At a recent Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) meeting, OPUSD […]

Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills A suspect broke into a locked vehicle and stole stereo speakers between 10 p.m. Sept. 8 and 7:30 a.m. Sept. 9 in the 28900 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The loss was $1,000 and the damages were $50. Between 5 p.m. Sept. 10 and 6:30 a.m. Sept. 13 on Canwood Street just east of Kanan Road, a thief […]

Step ‘Into the Woods’

Conejo Players Children’s Theatre will present "Into the Woods Jr." at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 25 and 26 and Oct. 2 and 3 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The show, recommended for families, features the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. When a baker and his wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by […]

Speaker’s bureau to highlight workforce issues

The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County (WIB) will relaunch its speaker’s bureau this month to establish new partnerships and generate support for local workforce issues. A series of presentations made by WIB members and staff will include the findings of three recent studies on the State of the Workforce in Ventura County with an overview of the WIB and […]

LVUSD retains firm for help in superintendent search

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Unified School District board of education has retained the services of Leadership Associates to conduct a nationwide search for a new district superintendent. John Fitzpatrick, LVUSD superintendent for nine years, retired a year early to accept the position of Superintendent in Residence at Pepperdine University, School of Education and Psychology, in Malibu. He […]

Include pets in emergency plans

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is reminding pet owners about the importance of having a contingency plan in place for their animals in the event of an emergency, natural disaster or terror attack. If pet owners aren’t prepared, the devastation and chaos that follow an emergency situation can […]

Art School Options

One of my students who loves studying anthropology and literature, discovered in an art class that she also has real artistic talent. Her dilemma now is whether to go to a liberal arts college or university, where she could pursue her academic interests as well as art, or to head for an art school, where she would concentrate on developing […]