2008-01-31

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 […]

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 […]

Lost Hills deputy honored



Community center hires new executive director

AHCCC offers a 'wonderful' opportunity

Annemarie Flaherty has been in the field of parks and recreation since she worked as a swimming pool lifeguard while in high school near Chicago. After college, Flaherty moved right into her first job with the Arlington Heights, Ill. recreation program and has been building her career ever since. Flaherty was recently named the executive director for the Agoura Hills/Calabasas […]

Oak Park school taxes voted separately



An Oak Park schools facilities bond measure and a renewal of the D4 parcel tax should be put to voters in separate elections rather than on the same ballot, the school board decided Monday. The parcel tax will be determined in the June election; the bond measure in the November election. At first the board was split with Marie Panec […]

Alternative elementary school has rocky first semester, sixth grade class still wanted

Behaviorial problems may have led some parents to pull their children out

The Las Virgenes Community Learning Center says it wants to add a sixth grade class even though the school has lost 50 students since it began operations. The alternative kindergarten through fifth grade school opened last September on the campus of A. E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas with seven classes and 154 students. Currently, 96 students attend classes. Another […]

Schools recognize Julia Brownley



The California League of High Schools has honored state Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Woodland Hills) as their “2008 Legislator of the Year.” The award was presented Jan. 12 at the league’s annual conference in Monterey, which was attended by 800 high school teachers and administrators. The league selected Brownley “as a result of her proactive, practical approach to crafting legislation that […]

What boys do best



Class assignment leads to lunch with famous British author



Ellen Brennglass, a fourthgrade teacher at Heschel West Day School in Agoura, presents her students with the same challenge every year- write a letter to a famous author. If they are lucky the students might receive a standard form letter from the author’s publishing company thanking the youngsters for their interest in the author. This year was different. Ariel Levenson, […]

Music Center announces Spotlight semi-finalists



The Music Center of Los Angeles County has chosen 90 high school students as performing arts semi-finalists for the 20th annual Music Center Spotlight Awards. The youths were selected from among more than 1,260 Southern California students who auditioned in six categories: ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental and jazz instrumental music. The preliminary round of auditions […]