2007-11-15

Lupin Hill sex charges ignite community

Psychology of case is complex

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com An investigation continues into the case of two 8-year-old boys accused of sexually assaulting several children in the Lupin Hill Elementary School bathrooms two weeks ago, Las Virgenes Unified School District officials said. Superintendent of Schools Donald Zimring said the district cannot release specific information about the incident, but confirmed the boys under investigation will be […]

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Think tank ponders local issues

The Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is a 35yearold apolitical, nonprofit “think tank” that studies issues which may impact the region, said Fran Brough, executive director of the organization. The foundation sponsors annual events, including the Youth Congress for high school students, Senior Congress (presenting “How Safe Are You?” on Jan.30, 2008). A recent event, “A Day in Your Life […]

CR Print wins award



CR Print, a Westlake Village printing company, received a first-place award in the category of “Stationery Packages” in the 2007 PrintImage Excellence competition held in Chicago in September. The winning entry- a letterhead, envelope and business card printed for Entec Instruments Inc. of Simi Valley- was designed by Jon Kaya of Kaya Design and features an embossed business card with […]

Cross country runners ready for Mt. SAC



When high schools begin their cross country seasons, the one goal most teams share is to make it to Fresno for the CIF-Southern Section Finals. During the CIF-SS Prelims last week at Mount San Antonio College, many local area schools and runners qualified for the finals this Saturday. In Division I, both the girls’ and boys’ teams will be represented […]

Youth present ‘Secret Garden’



The Young Artists Ensemble presents “The Secret Garden” through Sun., Nov. 18 at the Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The musical by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman is based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 12:30 and 4 p.m. Sundays. For information, […]

Thanks for The Acorn’s support



Thank you for your donation to the Oak Park High School basketball program. Your ad will be published in a book which will be sold at every home game. You really helped our teams a lot. Your contributions will go towards new uniforms and better equipment. Thank you very much for your support. Michael Gordon Oak Park

Help for a fallen comrade



BENEFIT CONCERT– From left, Brian Miller and Brian Iverson check out the silent auction items with longtime friend Glenn Becerra, a Simi Valley City Council member, during a Nov. 11 benefit concert at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills. The event raised funds for the family of LAPD Detective Mike Selleh, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in July.

Former White House advisor addresses national issues in talk at Kavli Theater



At the beginning of his address last week at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Fred Kavli Theater, veteran political commentator David Gergen told the audience that he would only spend “30 to 40 minutes” hearing himself talk, preferring to answer questions from the audience. By the time he completed his comments, however, twice that much time had gone by, […]

Businesses learn to partner



The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Valley Economic Development Center to assist businesses. Last year the VEDC helped launch 155 new businesses that created 600 new jobs and provided $20 million in loans to small businesses. “We are going to be doing more in Agoura Hills and see a great opportunity in partnering with the […]

WHS braces for Camarillo’s air attack



In the playoffs, execution in all three phases of the game- offense, defense and special teams- is often the difference between moving on and going home. It should be of little surprise, then, that both the Westlake and Camarillo high school football teams were stressing special-teams play early in practice this week. While a Westlake assistant coach boisterously voiced his […]


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