A picture last week of the AYBA eighth-grade traveling basketball team did not include Jessi Gould, a 13-year-old resident of Westlake Village and a student at Lindero Canyon Middle School.

Family fundraiser to feature Cajun, Zydeco music

Dance, eat Creole food at one of the largest fundraisers in L.A. and Ventura countie

This year’s Cajun Creole Music Festival promises to be the biggest and best in its 17year history, according to Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise organizers. The festival will take place Memorial Day weekend from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sat., May 27 and Sun., May 28 at Rancho S a n t a Susana C o m m u […]

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Camp exercises minds, bodies

Three years ago Kip Jerger, founder of Kanoa Aquatics, partnered with iD Tech Camps to reach more Generation Y kids. The weeklong, day and overnight Surf & Tech summer program at Pepperdine University in Malibu allows kids to learn a sport while they focus on their high tech interest. At iD Tech Camps, participants learn how to develop a video […]

Barry Groveman has what it takes

For the past eight years, I have volunteered in a variety of capacities in and for our local schools. While working on local bond measures or reactivating the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation, I have worked with council members in four cities to support our public schools and compensate for the woefully inadequate state funding of education. From my position, Barry […]

Cathy Rivera

For February, the award for top lister from Prudential California Realty’s Oxnard/Channel Islands office was won by Cathy Rivera. Rivera has lived in this area for 40 years. She earned her BS degree in math and com puter science from UCLA, and her grasp on current technology is of tremendous assistance to her buyers’ and sellers’ transactions.Her professional experience includes […]

Homework survey a study in numbers

Part one of two parts Homework may be the bane of students, extra work for teachers, and often the cause of arguments between parents and their children, but according to a study conducted by the Las Virgenes Unified School District, the after-school work is necessary in order to meet today’s tough academic standards. Students in grades six through 12 were […]

Air dates announced for Acorn candidates’ forum

Tuesday’s 41st California Assembly candidates’ forum hosted by The Acorn, the Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and Charter Communications will be televised on the following dates on Channel 15 of all local Charter systems: May 22, 5 p.m.; May 23, 7 p.m.; May 24, 1 p.m.; May 25, 5 p.m.; May 26, 7 p.m.; May 27, 3 p.m.; […]

Sign up for Pizazz music camp

Students entering grades 1 to 8 in the fall are eligible to apply for the 14th annual Pizazz summer musical arts camp scheduled for Aug. 7 to 11 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The program will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 […]