Cool weather helps district meet goals

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District says its customers responded quickly to a request for voluntary cutbacks in water consumption. District officials said there was 9 percent decrease in water use during December 2007 when compared with the same period in 2006. A 10 percent reduction had been requested. “We are pleased with the initial response,” said John Mundy, LVMWD general […]

Boy Scout helps restore the Cold Creek Preserve

Craig Bohrson of Calabasas, a member of Boy Scout Hidden Hills Troop 642, organized an Eagle Leadership Community Service Project to help restore native plant life in Cold Creek Valley Preserve, a 66acre riparian wildlife area protected by Mountains Restoration Trust. Bohrson obtained donations through his church, the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and supplies through Home Depot and Lowe’s […]


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The Acorn’s Super Bowl XLII showdown: Giants vs. Patriots

Sportswriters Thomas Gase and Stephen Dorman discuss Sunday's big game in Arizona

Outlook: In his biography “The GM,” former New York Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi apologizes for his team’s performance in Super Bowl XXXV, a 34-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in January of 2001, by saying, “I’d like to blame our offensive game plan, but I’m not sure we had one.” If you thought that Super Bowl was terrible, I’ve […]

Tell us how you met the person who makes your heart go pitter-patter

We’re asking people, including you, to tell us how you met your spouse or significant other. You need to do it in 200 words or less and send it to valentines@theacorn.com. We need it no later than 5 p.m. next Mon., Feb. 4. If you’re not Internet compatible, mail it to the address in the box below or drop it […]

Community mobilized as Oak Park speeding gets out of hand

Racing and alcohol prove to be a recipe for disaster on Kanan Road

By Sylvie Belmond  belmond@theacorn.com JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers EVIDENCE–A pedestrian walks by the crumbled Oak Park sign destroyed by a speeding Ferrari. A 48-year-old Oak Park man was airlifted to UCLA last weekend with serious injuries following an apparent high-speed race on Kanan Road just north of Tamarind Street in Oak Park. Witnesses said Brian Ciari was driving north on Kanan […]

Remember falling in love?

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart. Do you recall the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? Did fireworks go off and Cupid’s arrow find its mark? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Acorn invites you to tell us how you […]

Kristin Gore pays visit to Viewpoint School

Comedy writer won Emmy for 'Saturday Night Live'

Kristin Gore, daughter of Al and Tipper Gore, shared her experiences as a television comedy writer for such programs as “Futurama” and “Saturday Night Live” at a packed gathering sponsored by Viewpoint School’s Cum Laude Society. Addressing students, faculty and parents at the organization’s Speaker-At-Lunch program on Jan. 24, Gore said she never planned t o be a comedy writer. […]

High School Highlights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 1: Final exams/half-day ASB winter retreat (through Sunday) Mon., Feb. 4: Spring play rehearsal/G building/3 p.m. Tues., Feb. 5: TAB meeting/faculty dining room/7 […]

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?

  A primary belief about wolves that many people have carried over from childhood stems from the story of Little Red Riding Hood. While the story may have been intended to carry the caution "Don’t speak to strangers," it also promotes the image of wolves as bad and dangerous animals. However derived, wolves have inspired fear over the centuries. An […]