2005-09-08

Las Virgenes scores well on API

Schools easily beat state average

According to the latest report released by the California Department of Education, the Las Virgenes Unified School District has earned another high set of Academic Performance Index (API) scores. The API is based on a scale of 200 to 1,000, as calculated from student performance on the California Standards Test in English/language arts and mathematics taken in the spring, the […]

Fall recreation classes set to begin



The city of Calabasas Community Services Department is offering the following fall classes beginning this month. All classes will meet at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas, unless otherwise noted. “Let’s Get Messy,” on Mondays, Sept. 26 through Oct. 21. Toddlers ages 12 to 24 months will meet from 10 to 10:50 a.m. and children ages […]

Association seeks forum sponsors



The Thousand Oaks Branch of the American Association of University Women is seeking corporate sponsors for the seventh annual Women’s Health Forum scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 8 at Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo. The theme of the forum is “Preventive Medicine: Living Longer and Healthier.” The keynote presentation will feature a discussion about nutrition and […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

El Camino Real Conquistadors (0-0) at Calabasas Coyotes (0-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

Head coach Wayne Quigley laid into his team on the practice field Tuesday afternoon. It was early in the session and the coach was upset about some of his players’ warm-up techniques. There was fire in his voice as Quigley challenged his players to “get tough” and “prepare likes it’s a game.” How a player performs during warm-ups might seem […]

Libraries to host fall children’s programs



The Agoura Hills Library will offer its Fall Storytime program from Sept. 12 to Dec. 14. The library is at 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. “Toddler Time” for ages 2 to 3 will be at 11 a.m. Wednesdays. “Preschool Storytime” for ages 3 to 5 will be at 11:30 a.m. Mondays and at 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Both programs will feature […]

Reacts to Whitehead story



With respect to your front page article last week about Paul Whitehead’s conviction, I’m disturbed by a few things. First, I’m puzzled why this story was considered front page news. Yes, Gordon Whitehead is a public figure and yes, this is a classic sensational story. However, this piece was just outrageous. For one thing, the word “alleged” was never used […]

Model Home with Elegance in Guard Gated Mont Calabasas



This French country estate is better than a model home with elegance in 24hour guard gated Mont Calabasas. Beautifully furnished and newly painted, this 5-bedroom, 6.5-bath home features two family rooms, den/study, formal dining, 4-car garage, four fireplaces, 4-zone A/C and dual staircases. This about 6,869-squarefoot home has an outrageous view plus a custom pool/spa. For more information on this […]

New home sales still strong



Housing starts remained strong in July, increasing the chances that California will have another strong year of production, according to the California Building Industry of America (CBIA). But CBIA officials added that current construction levels are not enough to quench Californians’ thirst for new homes and apartments.Total residential building, measured by building permits issued in July, was down 16.4 percent […]

Interface receives funding



Interface Children Family Services in Camarillo has been selected to receive funding to expand its Domestic Abuse Response Team 9 (DART) through the governor’s Office of Emergency Services. The DART program provides 24-hour immediate advocacy for victims of domestic violence with the assistance of local law enforcement. Interface also offers emergency shelter, transitional living, counseling for women and children, classes […]

La Leche to host auction



La Leche League of Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills will host a silent auction luncheon fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Borchard Community Park, 250 Reino Road, Newbury Park. The event will feature free food and prizes for the whole family. All proceeds will benefit the local groups of La Leche League, a nonprofit, nonsectarian volunteer organization that […]


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