The magic of Hanukkah

School board rejects all bids on school-site cleanup

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education rejected all bids to remove contaminated soil from the proposed new Yerba Buena Elementary School site on Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura Hills. Apparently, some of the contract requirements were not clear. The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) had found contaminated soil […]

Clothing donations are a big help for those in need

Clothing donations are a big help for those in need It’s a good sign that the cold weather is here to stay when the shorts and sundresses have been packed away to make room for sweaters and pants. The seasonal shift also marks the time when people start tidying up their closets and sorting through clothing for donation. From coats […]

Parties can be alcohol-free

A growing number of people are planning to celebrate the holidays in a style that’s likely to be safe, full of fun and without a focus on alcohol. The move to serve less or no alcohol during holiday entertaining may be the result of greater concerns for health and safety and recognition that almost 50 percent of adults do not […]

Born Learners School celebrates silver anniversary with VIPs

Graduates and dignitaries met last Friday afternoon at Born Learners School, 28348 Agoura Road, to celebrate the private school’s 25th anniversary. Owner Beatrice Elliot welcomed former attendees, some of them now adults, who attended the preschool from 1979 to the present. Local VIPs participated, including state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills), Mayor Dan Kuperberg of Agoura Hills and Alex Soteras, […]

Early intervention can help ADHD victims

Most ADHD sufferers don

The sooner people know they have Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—a disorder that can affect your personal and professional life—the better. Fortunately, a screening tool will make it easier for people to get the help they need when it can do the most good. Based on a survey of 503 adults conducted online this spring, over half of the adults […]

Planning criticized in city of

Westlake Village

Lots of dollars, but no sense. A big reason for our moving to Westlake was the way its residents of all ages and ability got out to walk and bike together at all times of the day and night around the lake. It was like no other city. Prior city councils encouraged and protected this by paving parkways to widen […]

Calabasas seeks site for new elementary school

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The Calabasas City Council discussed a plan last week to seek a site for a new elementary school in the city and, with input from the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD), will decide on Wed., Dec. 15 whether to abandon a location behind gates. New Millennium Homes is building The Oaks, a 550-single-family-home gated development […]

New report card designed for special education students

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com An alternative report card will be implemented next semester for special education students with moderate to severe disabilities in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). Mary Schillenger, director of pupil services, said in a report to the school board that the new elementary school report card was designed for students who were progressing in a "functional […]

Theme parks to host toy drives

KTLA-TV, UPS, Boys & Girls Club of Southern California and Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park will join forces for the annual "Toys for the Holidays" drive. Six Flags will offer free admission to anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more to the theme park on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 11 and 12. All toys collected […]

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