Home add-ons build resentment

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Have any of your neighbors expanded their homes and made them community eyesores? Calabasas officials are seeking input from single-family homeowners to help establish design guidelines that would give consistency to the homes in a neighborhood. Calabasas residents soon will receive a survey in the mail asking for ideas and preferences for housing standards. "The (Calabasas) […]

Event celebrates local youth

The third annual "Our Community Celebrates Youth" event will be presented from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., April 9, at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. This festival features children’s health and safety tips and hands-on demonstrations by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. Entertainment will be provided by several bands from local schools. Western entertainment […]

Autism on rise in California, LVUSD

Condition called public health problem

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Autism is on the rise in California and even more so in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, according to recent school administration figures. Mary Schillenger, district director of pupil services, recently presented a report on autism to the school board, which revealed some startling statistics. Schillenger said that state and federal agencies are declaring autism […]


How to decorate Easter eggs


Spring brings tulips, crocuses, daffodils and, of course, jellybeans, decorated eggs and the Easter Bunny. To many, these are symbols of Easter, as are Easter baskets. There are so many ways to decorate eggs. The most popular way is to dip a hard-boiled egg into colored dye. Another way is to "blow out" the egg and decorate the empty shell. […]

30 years ago

30 years ago: Town meeting gets emotional By Sophia Fischer sfischeracorn@yahoo.com The multipurpose room at Lupin Hill Elementary was the scene of an emotional town meeting this week in 1975. The Acorn reported on the gathering, which involved 200 Malibu Canyon Park homeowners protesting a proposed zoning change that would allow 988 single family homes to be built on a […]

Woman runs over body in road

A 30-year-old man lying on Agoura Road was run over by a car and killed in the early morning hours of March 18, Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputies said. A 21-year-old female driver ran over the man in her Honda Accord and then went to her Westlake Village home to report the incident, according to Sgt. John Caffrey of the Lost […]

Teen wins local film award

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Everybody, it seems, wants to be a filmmaker today. Not all are successful. Candace Infuso, a 15-year-old Agoura High School sophomore, has tackled the challenge of becoming a filmmaker and is experiencing her first taste of success. Her first short film, "Misjudged," which she made last summer, recently won the Best of Fest 2005 Award at […]

Springtime field trip registration opens

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is accepting registrations for Springtime Caravans. Field trips will meet at Reyes Adobe Park at 9 a.m. and return at 4 p.m., March 28 through April 1. Caravans include Chuck E. Cheese and a movie, lazer tag and bowling, gymnastics and pizza making, Tierra Rejada Farm and Build-A-Bear plus Golf-N-Stuff and […]

Raptors wreak havoc on the competition

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