It’s open – school bell rings at Yerba Buena

Long wait for new elementary school is finally over

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Clean restrooms, classroom drawers that slide in and out easily, and new playground equipment were named as some of the top reasons why the first day at the new Yerba Buena Elementary School was “awesome.” Second-grader Renay Mimran said her first impression of the school was that “the bathrooms are clean.” First-grade student Adrianna Ebrahim said […]

Hospice to host golf tournament

The 21st annual Hospice of The Conejo/Robert S. Haaland Golf Tournament is scheduled for Mon., May 21, at the Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road North, Thousand Oaks. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. along with the putting contest and barbecue lunch, followed by the shotgun start at 1 p.m. Golfers may participate in men’s and women’s longest drive and […]

Construction begins on new local office condo

Construction is underway on the $17-million The ondominiums in Thousand Oaks, according to Westcord Commercial Real Estate Services. A development of TR Funding of Westlake Village, The Vantage at Westlake is being built on a twoacre site at 2629 Townsgate Road one block west of Westlake Boulevard and just south of the 101 Freeway. The concrete slab for the project […]

Pepperdine dean’s list

The following Pepperdine University students have been named to the Seaver College dean’s list for the fall 2006 semester. To be listed, students must maintain a 3.5 or better grade point average. Thousand Oaks: Lauren M. Jack, Shylah A. Shostak. Westlake Village: Elycia C. Mulholland, Carly S. Pippin, Payton E. Garofalo, Katherine W. Kirchner. Seaver College of Letters, Arts and […]

Bountiful harvest

GARDEN BEAUTIES- Above, Roseanne Parino, an Agoura Hills resident, leads a tour of the Oak Park Community Garden with Brookside Elementary School first-grade students from left, Jason Convey, 7; Aadarsh Jha, 6; and Jake Iazzetta, 7, on Friday. Left, the artichokes are nearly ready for harvest. For more information about the community garden, visit www.oakparkgardens.org.

What’s new on DVD this month

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online or at your retail store. The Last King of Scotland (Fox)- Forest Whitaker delivers an Oscar-winning performance as Uganda’s brutal dictator Idi Amin. Bonus material includes a profile of Whitaker and cut scenes. The Pursuit of Happyness (Sony)- Inspiring […]

Edison’s not a fan of solar power

I was disappointed reading last week’s article, “Solar panel installers set a shining example.” Effective January, all new Southern California Edison customers who wish to purchase solar panels have to convert to a “time of use” metering system. The”time of use” metering system charges a premium rate for using electricity during peak hours. This pricing system is available to everyone […]


City enforcing plastic foam ban

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com Calabasas business owners must show they intend to comply with the city’s newly adopted ban on polystyrene food packaging. The city sent 65 letters to businesses and schools. Meeting a deadline earlier this month, 18 responded and signed certification letters stating they are aware of the ordinance and will comply when it goes into effect March […]

Calabasas orchestra returns

Calabasas Chamber Orchestra members are prepping for their first concert in two years, as the group’s founder and conductor has returned from the hiatus he took to fight cancer. Anthony Kissane, a Calabasas resident and teacher at Calabasas High School stepped down from his duties when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April 2005. After two of his […]

Music plays an important role

MOTIVATION- Freddie Ravel of Woodland Hills brings his Tune Up To Success program to the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce annual Golden Lasso Employee Appreciation Day at the Calabasas Country Club on Thursday.