Superintendent wants bar raised in OPUSD

Superintendent wants bar raised in OPUSD Now that the academic year is well underway, Oak Park Unified School District wants to get stronger. During a recent school board meeting, Superintendent Anthony Knight described his goals. The curriculum, he said, should enable all students to learn. Paying attention to depth, complexity and novelty, said Knight, are important considerations. "We truly want our students […]

Apartment complex receives record water rebate

Water conservation program in Las Virgenes Municipal Water District encourages low-water-use commodes, showerheads

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Archstone Calabasas, an apartment complex on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas, has received a record-breaking water conservation rebate of $84,770 from Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD). At last week’s board of director’s meeting, president Ann Dorgelo presented the rebate to Delia Mannino, Archstone’s manager. Archstone took advantage of a special conservation program offered through LVMWD. […]

Parents urged to get involved with students

Whether you’re a working mom, a stay-at-home dad, or an involved grandparent, there are many ways to be involved and make a difference in your child’s education and school. Did you know that you can increase your child’s success in school just by visiting their classroom or by keeping in touch with their teacher? It’s true—parents can significantly improve their […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Nordhoff Rangers (5-2) at
Oak Park Eagles (6-1)

Nordhoff Rangers (5-2) at Oak Park Eagles (6-1) Friday, 7:30 p.m. By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com The Oak Park Eagles’ Oct. 1 lop-sided defeat at the hands of Oaks Christian did a lot of things, but more than anything, it sent the Eagles spiraling on a collision course with just one goal remaining at the end—a date with the rival Lions […]

Church women help needy

The Women’s Ministries of the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village are sponsoring a holiday boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 6 in Alton Hall at 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. in Westlake Village. Christmas specialties, hand-crafted items, and gifts suitable for teachers and babies will be featured. Shoppers also may choose items from "Gifts of Hope […]

Fairy tale to shine at Sugar Plum Tea

By Saria Kraft kraft@theacorn.com The first sparkle of the holiday season lights up the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks next weekend for the seventh annual Sugar Plum Tea Party. The afternoon tea and silent auction, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 7 benefits Pacific Festival Ballet performances in the Kavli Theatre at Civic […]

Parents can keep identity of students hidden from military

Throughout the presidential campaign, there has been significant attention to the "No Child Left Behind" Act signed into law by President George Bush in January 2002. Did you know that Section 9528 of the law requires the school district to disclose names, addresses and telephone numbers of high school students (boys and girls) to military recruiters upon request? Parents may […]

Bike lanes move forward in Calabasas

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com After about eight years, the city of Calabasas is a step closer to installing a bike lane on Mureau Road between Calabasas and Las Virgenes roads. Construction could begin as early as February. The Calabasas City Council recently approved a report on the environmental impacts of its bikeway project. The plans regarding Los Angeles County, Hidden […]

Rotary Street Fair rescheduled for Halloween

The Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair has been rescheduled for Sun., Oct. 31. The fair, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Moorpark Road between Hillcrest Drive and Wilbur Road in Thousand Oaks. Rain on the original date forced the rescheduling. During the day, vendors will give candy to […]

Eating right enhances sexual prowess

By Jennifer Grossman Like the fabled fountain of youth, aphrodisiacs—foods thought to enhance sexual prowess—have always belonged more to the realm of mythology than modern-day science. But as researchers continue to unlock the unique protective and curative benefits of fruits and vegetables, what once looked like wishful thinking might soon become a prescription for overall sexual and reproductive health. Could […]