2005-11-17

New trend proving deadly



When Kamelia Sepasi found her 14-year-old daughter, Sasha, hanging dead from a belt inside her closet, she had no idea her daughter’s tragic death was the result of a deadly new “game” that continues to grow in popularity with school children throughout the United States. Sasha, who died Fri., Oct. 21 at her home in Tarzana, was a freshman honors […]

Making friends at the Adobe



Commercial real estate not slowing down

Sales brisk, rents high

Increasing construction costs, elevated land value, and a diverse tenant population continue to drive the prices higher for commercial real estate in the area. The Conejo Valley and east to Calabasas is home to about 9.5 million square feet of office space. The rents here remain slightly higher than in other parts of Ventura County because business owners want a […]

Technology in the schools threatens to fall behind



According to a report released last week, technology in the Las Virgenes Unified School District is in a state of “crisis” due to cutbacks in funding, lack of resources, and an inventory of equipment that is rapidly becoming outdated. School officials are calling for a series of workgroups to address immediate technological needs in the district and develop a vision […]

Moonlight Sonata



Calabasas High School receives nomination for Blue Ribbon



Three local public schools are among 35 statewide that have been nominated for the 2006 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Blue Ribbon Schools Program offered through the U.S. Department of Education. In the Las Virgenes Unified School District, Calabasas High School was nominated. In the Conejo Valley Unified School District, Redwood Middle School in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park High […]

Early deadlines



The Acorn will be delivered a day early next week due to Thanksgiving. The Nov. 24 edition will be delivered on Wed., Nov. 23. Deadlines for editorial items, including letters to the editor, for the Thanksgiving Day issue are noon today, Thurs., Nov. 17. Press releases and letters for the Dec. 1 issue must be received by noon Wed., Nov. […]

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Agoura Hills A $5,000 tennis bracelet, a ring, a wedding band and other jewelry valued at about $2,000 were stolen from the master bedroom safe of a home on Von Dodson Drive. The incident occurred on Oct. 30. Burglars stole a photo camera, a laptop computer and other accessories valued at $2,000 from a vehicle parked on Adelina Court on […]

Area leaders recognized



Attacks from pit bulls prompt outcry



Two pit bulls reportedly attacked six people near Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas within the last two months. The dogs’ owners have been cited. Resident Lori McGinley said one of the dogs bit her son in the leg, causing him to have recurring nightmares about the attack. “About a month earlier . . . the dogs went running about […]