Education Fund becomes political football

Education Fund becomes political football By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com "Calabasas is not just benefiting Calabasas students," Harrison said. "One quarter of the students from A.E. Wright (Middle School) are from Agoura and we are aiding them. So I’m hoping Agoura will come up to the plate and reimburse us." The comments sparked a reaction from community […]

Corrective surgery changes lives

By Michael Zapf, DPM In the last five days we operated on Claudia, Cindy, Wilson, Maria Elena, Stephen, Tomas, Mildred, two Scarlets and 30 other children and young Honduran adults who have club feet. I am part of a Rotary-sponsored brigade, or mission, to Honduras, Central America. I am writing this article from our base of operations in Honduras: the […]

Oak Park boys’ basketball enjoying the ride

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com After years of watching their football counterparts enjoy all the postseason accolades, the Oak Park boys’ basketball team is now the biggest attraction on the OPHS campus thanks to its first-ever berth in a Southern Section championship game. The encouraging pats on the back and the "atta-boys" once reserved for the Eagle football squad have found […]

Parents need to talk to kids about dangers of smoking

No matter what parents do, they’re never going to seem as cool to their kids as the "cool kids" in school. Even so, studies show that what parents do and say can make a difference in the choices kids make. The position of Lorillard Tobacco Company on underage smoking has always been quite clear—kids should never smoke. To address this, […]

Mayor says ‘learn the facts’

Mayor says ‘learn the facts’ A well-informed electorate is essential in a democracy. The misinformation about the Calabasas Civic Center and the Education Fund is a disservice to everyone, so I’d like to take this opportunity to set the record straight, and I invite everyone to check the facts. First, the civic center project is on schedule and on budget, […]

CERT classes to begin

A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program is set to begin Tues., March 8 and will run seven weeks. The course is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the community room at Agoura Hills City Hall. Members of the team will be trained in first aid, disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical intervention, light search and rescue, and disaster […]


Learn to Clog Conejo Valley Cloggers teach all levels, all ages at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at Old Meadows Park, 1600 Marview Drive, Thousand Oaks. New beginner class slated for March 31. $3 to $5 per session. (805) 527-6185 About African Violets Thousand Oaks African Violet Society meets 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 667 Camino dos Rios, Thousand Oaks. There […]

Santa Barbara proves too much for Agoura

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Seeding teams in a playoff bracket can be a painfully imperfect science, hampered by inside politics and the lack of head-to-head competition between schools separated by hundreds of miles. Fortunately in the case of Div. IV girls water polo, the playoff selection committee got it right. The two best water polo teams in the division, Santa […]

One man show to feature magic, comedy

Tomáš Kubínek is internationally renowned for his exuberant and hilarious one-man shows which play to packed theaters around the world. Equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville, and irresistible charm, Professor Kubínek celebrates inventiveness and creativity, delighting his audiences with hysterical magic tricks, absurd acrobatics, brilliant visuals, and witty banter. He will bring his show, "Master of the Impossible," to the […]

Maurer: Breath of fresh air

Maurer: Breath of fresh air What a breath of fresh air is Mary Sue Maurer’s candidacy for Calabasas City Council. As a long time resident, I for one am sick of the infighting and lack of respect displayed by our current city council. Clearly, certain members of the council do not ascribe to the theory that "character counts"—but it does. […]

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