Pretty to see, but the ‘stinking sumac’ is a pest

Robert Evren may think the Ailanthus altissima trees that proliferate on the parkland property next to his Old Agoura home are beautiful, but he knows looks can be deceiving. Evren recently paid a crew $500 to remove several of the trees from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area parkland adjacent to his property. Names can also be deceiving. Though the […]

First doctoral students graduate from CLU

Thirteen doctoral candidates became the first to receive degrees through the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks during commencement ceremonies on Sat., May 13. CLU launched its doctoral program in fall 2001. The new program was crafted in such a way that students proceed as a group through their classes and dissertation […]

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All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., June 2: Drama awards banquet/G bldg. Sat., June 3: Comedy Sportz/G bldg./6 p.m. Mon., June 5: Senior awards/ gym/6:30 p.m. Tues., June 6: Band […]

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ArtWalk brings talent from throughout U.S.

Paintings, sculpture, jewelry and crafts to be displayed

The 19th annual ArtWalk, a two-day juried fine arts and designer crafts outdoor exhibition, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., June 3 and 4, in the east parking lot of The Oaks mall on Hillcrest Drive and Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. More than 175 artists, designers and crafts persons from local communities and across […]

Three cheers for dad

Father’s Day is June 18 and The Acorn wants your dad to receive the recognition he deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your dad is special. Whether it’s a poignant memory that you have, a small story you’d like to tell, or just some kind words for the father that you love, your thoughts […]

Legislator loves nature

Scholarship winners honored

Westlake Village Garden Club will introduce their scholarship recipients and new executive board during a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tues., June 6 at Boccaccio’s Ristorante in Westlake Village. The scholarship winners are Nick Bailey, Alexis Hamilton, Ashley Sarver and Tyler Rienhart. The officers to be installed are Carol Amenta, president; Connie Mercurio, first vice president; Joyce Pierce, second vice president; […]

Homework survey reveals stressed students

Part II of two parts A large percentage of middle school students in the Las Virgenes Unified School District don’t know what state standards actually require, according to a district homework survey for secondary students. And just as in high school, a large percentage of students said that while their school offered a positive learning environment, they believed it was […]

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Agoura Hills Vandals keyed a vehicle parked at a gas station in the 5000 block of Kanan Road on May 16. Damages were $1,000. Thieves stole $4,000 from the Yamato Restaurant in the 28700 block of Roadside Drive May 14. The manager of the restaurant said someone entered the office and took the money from a file cabinet while the […]