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 […]


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 […]

80-foot cell tower proposed

Oak ParkBy Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com An 80-foot structure including T-Mobile cellular antennas is being proposed for Fire Station 36 on Deerhill Road in Oak Park. The Oak Park facility would be the first fire station in the 31-station Ventura County Fire District to have a communications tower built by an outside company and the first to include cellular equipment. In […]

Tell us why your mom is special

Mother’s Day is May 13 and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. Whether it’s a poignant memory that you have, a small story you’d like to tell or just a few kind words for mom, your thoughts are important. Even […]

Presenting a united front

WALK ON– The opening lap of last weekend’s Relay for Life 24-hour fundraiser in Agoura Hills featured cancer survivors and their loved ones. See complete story in Community section.

Stream to Sea Day raises enviromental awareness

NATURE’S FRIENDS- Mollie Hogan of the Nature of Wildworks animal rescue displays Tara, a red-tailed hawk, at the April 28 Stream to Sea conservation event in Calabasas. Right, a cross between an African serval and a domestic cat that was likely abandoned by its owner.

Senior Expo provides options for elderly

Vicky Leary, 77, has a decision to make. Should she eventually move in with one of her children who live in the Midwest, or when the time comes, should she consider home care or assisted living in Agoura Hills, the city she has called home for decades? The experts who appeared April 17 at the 10th Annual Senior Expo at […]

Community embraces Relay For Life

When she was just 3 years old, Lauryn Wood was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumor on the side of her face. But after 18 blood transfusions, a year of chemotherapy and a high dose of radiation, the tiny, thirdgrade Brookside Elementary student has been cancer free for almost five years. Lauryn is among the 10 million Americans living today […]

Postage stamp prices go up and up

The governors of the U.S. Postal Service approved an increase in the price of a first-class stamp to 41 cents, authorized the issuance of the Forever Stamp and approved shapebased pricing. These new prices will take effect Mon., May 14. Officials delayed implementation of new prices for periodicals and requested reconsideration for some mail classes. Forever Stamp The governors approved […]

Thomas named Federation’s Citizen of the Year

Old Agoura resident a 'longtime giver'

Jess Thomas, an Old Agoura resident and member of the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation, was honored as the federation’s Citizen of the Year at their 40th annual installation banquet April 20. Steve Hess, former LVHF president, presented Thomas the award for ongoing activism and leadership. Hess called Thomas the “best Las Virgenes has to offer,” and said Thomas has been […]