2006-08-31

District puts bond measure to work



The first issuance of Measure G bond funds for facility improvements and technology is underway at the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Voters approved the $128 million facilities bond measure in June and the first distribution will be $40 million. Deputy Superintendent Donald Zimring said district staff has been working with a citizens’ oversight committe, school principals and others to […]

Speaker examines role of religion in democratic reform



Guest speaker at the next meeting of the Westlake Village Republican Women Federated will be Joseph Loconte, 2006 distinguished visiting professor at Pepperdine University. The event will begin with a social hour at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon served at noon on Thurs., Sept. 14 at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 W. Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Cost for the […]

Las Virgenes students ace exit exam



As predicted, high school students in the Las Virgenes Unified School District have passed the California High School Exit Examination with flying colors. The exam assesses student mastery of state content standards in English/language arts and mathematics. The exit exam became a California graduation requirement this year for all high school students attending public schools. The recently released 2005-06 test […]

Simi Valley Pioneers



Last season’s results: (Tied for 6th in Marmonte, 5-5 overall). There seemed to be two different Pioneer football teams last year. There was the one that started out the year on fire going 5-0, and the one that ended the season in a slump going 0-5. To be fair, Simi Valley lost a couple of close games at Royal, at […]

Gypses in a Trunk finishes 12th season



“Fisherman and the Little Mermaid” will be performed in local parks throughout the region starting in September as the Gypsies in a Trunk close their 12th season of free Fairy Tales in the Park. Roxanne Diesel, director and producer of the series, said that the tale centers around “Bob, a henpecked fisherman with a nagging wife and two bratty kids.” […]

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Early deadlines



Mon., Sept. 4 is Labor Day, which creates early deadlines for the Acorn issues of Sept. 7 and 8. Letters to the editor and press releases for the Sept. 7 and 8 editions must be received by 11 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 31. Real estate advertising must also be reserved no later than 11 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 31. The deadline for […]

Youth should put best foot forward when returning to school



School is starting and you know what that means for your children: many of them will be wearing shoes for the first time in almost three months. Complaining about shoes not fitting and buying new ones are, like football and getting up before 11 a.m., all part of the rites of fall for parents. As a podiatrist, I am happy […]

Conejo Jewish Day School moves to new site



Conejo Jewish Day School will move from its temporary location at Gateway Community Church to Temple Beth Haverim on Ladyface Court. The school will open in its new quarters on Tues., Sept. 5. The Agoura Hills planning commission held a special public meeting Aug. 21 to expedite the school’s move. The commission recommended amending the Ladyface Specific Plan and approval […]

Royal Highlanders



Last season’s results: (Tied for 4th in Marmonte, 6-4 overall). After winning their first Marmonte League title in 14 years, the Highlanders struggled to repeat as champions in 2005. Even though RHS finished the year strong by going 3-1 in the last month of the season, they still couldn’t overcome stinging losses at home to Thousand Oaks and Agoura, defeats […]


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