D.C. exhibit features a master’s original

An exhibit featuring Michelangelo’s original 18-foot model of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is on exhibit through May at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. The "Creating St. Peter’s: Architectural Treasures of the Vatican" exhibit includes more than 140 original architectural drawings and other artifacts on loan from the Vatican. Tracing the design, […]

Calabasas class scheduling could be improved

Calabasas High School students were required to finalize their class selections two months ago in January. But the Las Virgenes school administration will finalize class schedule and student placement only six months from now at the end of September. Why? I have not been able to get a response. Numerous placement errors and unexplainable class assignments have occurred in the […]

Debate grows concerning toxic mold

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Toxic mold has been a hot button issue recently, especially with environmentally conscious Southern Californians, but many experts are beginning to question whether household mold is truly dangerous or just an expensive headache. Steve Glick, a resident of the Park Sorrento Condominiums near Old Town in Calabasas, said toxic mold is growing inside his home and […]

Hatchery, fish supplier open to public

Paradise Tropical Fish Inc., a 25-year wholesale supplier of exotic freshwater tropical fish specializing in African cichlids, now offers sales and assistance directly to the public. The 3,000-square-foot state-of-the-art hatchery is open for personal selection of F0 (wild) and F1 (first-generation tank-raised) African cichlids. The store also sells aquarium supplies, select species of other freshwater tropical fish and reptiles. Most […]

Artists illustrate love for nature

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Kadima Academy plans to open early childhood center

The Early Childhood Center at Kadima Hebrew Academy will open this fall. Among the programs offered are "Curious Two’s," "Adventuresome Three’s" and "Fantastic Four’s." The programs build social, physical and cognitive foundations. The staff supports a philosophy that balances cognitive growth with attention to developmentally appropriate practices. Learning takes place both indoors and outdoors, incorporating the "outdoor classroom" concept. For […]

Oak Park Library not just for kids

In her letter of April 7, Nancy Tu selectively listed broadcast networks as models of "clean" viewing and omitted HBO and the other cable channels, which still present shows with erotic scenes. She also lists daily newspapers but omits such monthly magazines as Playboy and Hustler. All of these have the First Amendment rights Tu claims to support. Tu and […]

Principal’s transfer sparks protest

by Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Civic lessons are becoming real life drama at Calabasas High School where parents, students, office personnel and residents have signed petitions, staged sit-ins and converged on the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) board meetings to stop principal J. Guidetti from being transferred. Guidetti was notified Friday by district deputy superintendent Donald Zimring that he would, […]

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com The Acorn reached a milestone this week 30 years ago when it expanded from its original four pages in Nov., 1974, only six months earlier, to eight pages. The paper thanked readers and advertisers for their support. Other news that week included a poisoning, a beauty contest and vocational programs. Bud McIntyre, director of the Agoura […]

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