Summer school enrollment begins April 4


Summer school enrollment begins April 4 By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com It’s still winter according to the calendar, but summer school plans already are underway at the Las Virgenes Unified School District. The school district will offer tuition-free summer classes for students who earned a D or F in a class during the school year. The district also will offer a […]

Sunny skies camp readies for new season

Sunny skies camp readies for new season Since 1974 Sunny Skies has provided traditional outdoor summer day camp experiences for children ages 4 to 14. Located in Agoura on a 23-acre ranch, Sunny Skies offers swimming, canoeing, crafts, fishing, archery, horseback riding, team sports, theme days, sleepouts and more. Sunny Skies provides safe and convenient transportation for camp families using […]

School district considers extending kindergarten, some upset

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Oak Park Unified School District wants to extend kindergarten students’ day from four to five hours. Kindergarten teachers and school board members appear to favor the move, but a small group of vocal parents aren’t convinced that all students need extra time in kindergarten. The school district has been studying four models during special committee meetings […]


Chargers Head coach: Scott Deck (2nd season) Last season’s results: 12-15, 5-9 in league (6th in Marmonte) Biggest loss: Grant Hirneise, 3B; J.T. Trelatsky, P Notable returnees: Jason Novak, P; Robert Stock, P; Drew Norton, CF; Greg Gelber, P; Scott Scherr 3B/2B/SS Impact newcomer: Miles Rattet, senior, C/OF Pitching Ace: Jason Novak Biggest bat: Drew Norton Overview: In a league […]

Calabasas High students to present ‘Into the Woods’

explores the power and mystery of fairy tales

Musical explores the power and mystery of fairy tales The Calabasas High School Theater Department will present the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods" at 7 p.m. Tues., March 15 through Sat., March 20, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, in the school’s theater, 22855 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The production, with music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by […]

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com The first local kite contest and festival was announced in The Acorn this week in 1974. Children and adults were invited to compete for prizes, ribbons and trophies in categories such as altitude, speed of round trip up and down, workmanship and kite design. Also 30 years ago, burglars broke into the newly opened Dorin’s Pharmacy […]

Calabasas landfill causes a stink

Ongoing issues affect Saratoga residents

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com It’s been more than 40 years since the Calabasas Landfill opened, but friction still exists between the garbage dump and residents who live nearby. Landfill representatives and city officials continue to work with the community to resolve problems. The Calabasas Landfill, located at 5300 Lost Hills Road, just north of the 101 Freeway, has been criticized […]

This show is for the dogs

Dog lovers are invited to join host Kim Basinger at the fourth annual "Nuts for Mutts" dog show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., March 20 at Pierce College’s Shephard Stadium, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Sixteen celebrity judges will be present including Allison Janney, Janel Maloney, Debra Wilson, Galen Gering, Samantha Mathis and Heidi Hamilton. New Leash on […]

Friends of Oak Park Schools ready to begin its district fundraising effort

Friends of Oak Park Schools ready to begin its district fundraising effort By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Oak Park parents worried about school funding are emulating other California school districts that have formed education foundations. The Friends of Oak Park Schools got its first taste of success when it helped promote Measure D4. Passed by voters last year, the $198 per […]


Musketeers Head Coach: Scott Fullerton (11th season) Last year: 18-10, 10-4 in league (Marmonte League co-champ, lost in first round of playoffs to Righetti, 8-1) Biggest loss: Jason Breckley, P (1.65 ERA, .426 BA, 17 runs scored) Notable returnees: Cody Dee, catcher; Ryne Intlekofer, CF (.329 BA, 6 doubles); Nick Dingman (.322 BA, 8 doubles, 20 RBI); John Bostwick, P […]