2005-03-16

Jaywalking project fizzles



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Opposition from property owners has forced the city of Calabasas to change its plan to install a raised crosswalk to deter jaywalking on Liberty Canyon Road in front of Chaparral Elementary School. Instead, the city will enforce existing traffic laws at the location and add another crossing guard nearby to help keep kids safe. City staff […]

Park service to honor Chumash leader



The National Park Service will honor Charlie Cooke, a hereditary chief of a Chumash tribe, with a series of activities on Sun., March 20 at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park. Cooke has devoted more than 25 years of public service to the community and to NPS. In addition to honoring Cooke, NPS will celebrate a new year of activities […]

Apply now for scholarships



The Westlake Women’s Club urges senior students in the Conejo Valley area high schools and continuation schools to apply for its annual college scholarships which total $7,000 this year. One senior student will be selected from each school for these scholarships. A special scholarship of $1,500, the WWC Karen Rufener Perpetual Scholarship, will be awarded to one student chosen from […]

Temple Beth Haverim celebrates Purim Shpeil



The second grade class of Temple Beth Haverim will present its annual Purim Shpeil at 6:30 p.m., Thurs., March 24. The program explains the holiday of Purim. Immediately following, the Megillah, the story of Esther, will be read. Noisemakers called "groggers" will be given out and all are invited to wear a costume. "Hamantashen" will be served after the reading. […]

Readers applaud March 10 editorial



We applaud the editorial opinion expressed in The Acorn last week, suggesting "education fundraisers be a cooperative, regional approach that benefits all and minimizes the taxpayer burden." The Las Virgenes Educational Foundation (LVEF) is dedicated to doing exactly that —seeking and creating regional opportunities for districtwide school support that address our communities’ needs in a fair and sensible approach. It […]

Cancer Society fundraiser at Agoura High



"Around the World in 24 Hours" is the theme for Agoura’s third Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s support, education and research services. The 24-hour community-based fundraiser will begin 10 a.m. Sat., May 21 and end at 10 a.m. Sun., May 22, at Agoura High school. An informational Team Meeting will be in room A1 tonight […]

A cat in the lap



6th-grader qualifies for state geography Bee finals



Sixth-grader Sam Geldin, 11, of Oak Park has qualified to represent Medea Creek Middle School and to participate at the state level of the National Geographic Bee. More than 2,000 schools from Yreka to Calexico competed this year in school Bees and only the top 100 students in California advance to the state level. The Bee takes place Fri., April […]

Chabad to celebrate Purim



Chabad of the Conejo will celebrate the holiday of Purim with a family festival at 7 p.m. Thurs., March 24 at Willow Elementary, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The event will include a masquerade contest for youth as well as adults, an interactive Megillah reading, live music and dancing, refreshments, and holiday noisemakers called groggers. Admission is $4. At 6 […]

Rent control is a form of socialism



I have a number of concerns with the city of Calabasas implementing rent control from both an ideological and practical basis. As an ideology, rent control is contrary to the concept of free enterprise, a cornerstone principle on which our nation was founded. Such a philosophical shift in values represents our steady move away from capitalism and towards socialism. The […]


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