A. E. Wright campus chosen for new alternative school

Would be similar to a charter school

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Community Learning Center, the fast-tracked alternative education elementary school set to open in the fall, will be temporarily located at A.E. Wright Middle School, said Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Sandra Smyser in a recent letter to parents. Smyser said the decision to locate the Community Learning Center at A.E. Wright was […]

Support Oak Park High’s Hoop-a-Thon

The South Asian Club of Oak Park High School will sponsor a Hoop-a-Thon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., June 3 in the school gym, 899 Kanan Road, Oak Park. Guests of all ages are invited to obtain sponsors prior to the event. At the hoop-a-thon, each guest will shoot 10 free throws. There is no cost to register. […]

Westlake High jazz event a hit

Nearly 50 jazz bands from middle schools and high schools throughout Southern California performed May 19 at the Westlake High School Jazz Festival. It was the first time the school had hosted a jazz competition. The turnout of more than 800 student instrumentalists was surprising to Mike Gangemi, Westlake’s assistant band director. He had hoped that the event would attract […]

Declining enrollment to be discussed in Oak Park

The Oak Park Schools Community Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., June 7 at the After-School Club building in Mae Boyar Park, 139 N. Kanan Road. Oak Park Unified School District Superintendent Tony Knight and Assistant Superintendent Martin Klauss will give a presentation on the effects of declining enrollment on the school district. The presentation includes enrollment projections for […]

Snack time in Oak Park

UNLIKELY PAIR- Linda Jordan of Oak Park submitted this photo of a squirrel on a cozy date. Looks like he has no intention of sharing the fine food with his lady friend and she doesn’t seem to mind a bit.

A winning ensemble of musicians

FINE MUSIC- The Lindero Canyon Middle School concert orchestra, directed by Dr. Gregory Fried, celebrates a recent first-place finish at the Heritage Music Festival in San Diego.

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New pet pup My son became a puppy the other day. Yes, out of nowhere, my son went from standing on two feet as a human being to standing on all fours, barking his head off like a little puppy dog. I’m not sure why this happened. It’s not like my son was at a pet store or near any […]

Agoura High rolls out the carpet

LAYING DOWN A NEW RUG– A worker from Field Turf Builders installs the new artificial turf at the Agoura High School stadium. The field is expected to be ready for graduation in June.

Polio group to meet

The annual June luncheon of the Post-polio Support Group will be at 12:30 p.m. Sat., June 2 at DuPar’s Restaurant, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The luncheon has a Mexican motif. Members are invited to dress in colorful Mexican clothing. The group will have no meetings in July and August; meetings will resume in September. For more information […]

Winners take $17,500

Eighteen people won a total of $17,500 in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes’ second Early Bird Dream Raffle drawing. The drawing took place at the Mediterraneo restaurant in Westlake Village. Tickets were purchased by residents of Thousand Oaks, Agoura, Oak Park, Woodland Hills and Los Angeles, as well as distant towns such as Corona and […]