2008-05-15

LVUSD surveys parents



The Las Virgenes Unified School District’s first online parent survey will come to a close Mon., June 2. The survey is accessible through the district’s home page or in hard copy from any school site or the district office in Calabasas. There are separate surveys addressing elementary, middle and high school, Superintendent Donald Zimring said. The survey enables parents to […]

Called to the Torah



Joshua Jacoby, son of Debbie and Scott Jacoby of Agoura Hills, was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on March 15 at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks. Joshua is a seventh-grade honor student at Lindero Canyon Middle School. Aaron Teebor, son of Ellen and Daniel Teebor of Agoura Hills, was called to the Torah as a bar […]

Nationality and religion should not be an issue



As an Israeli American who has lived in Agoura for many years, I take exception to your article about the axed walnut tree. My objection is that you threw in a quote that called attention to the developers’ nationality. I fail to understand what relevance their Israeli background has to this story. What was the purpose of mentioning it? Do […]

These Lots Are Available For Purchase



Ten acres zoned 30,000 square foot lots are available for purchase. The lots are in an area with $1.5 million home sites and are horse zoned. Utilities are nearby. For more information on this property, listed at $1,798,000, contact The Reznick Group.

Grammy-nominated musician performs for his home crowd



When musician Freddie Ravel was 7 years old, he picked up his first instrument- an accordion. “It’s an instrument a lot of people don’t go to right off the bat, but my parents said, ‘Hey, let’s try it,’” said Ravel, a Calabasas resident and Grammynominated artist and producer. Ravel went on to master many instruments, produce several albums and No. […]

Early deadlines for Memorial Day



The May 29 and 30 editions of the Acorn Newspapers will have early deadlines because of Memorial Day on Mon., May 26. Editorial items, including letters to the editor for the May 29 and 30 editions must be received by 11 a.m. Thurs., May 22, the same deadline for real estate advertising. The deadline for display advertising is 11 a.m. […]

Oak Park staff retiring



Six longtime Oak Park Unified School District staff members are retiring. Those leaving are Brookside fifth-grade teacher Mary Jane Weaver and kindergarten teachers Lillie Babrowski and Kathy Rogers; Oak Park High history teacher Jim Johnson; Red Oak Elementary head maintenance worker Dennis Wiley; and district office director of accounting and risk management Donna Ledferd. They, along with Oak Park High […]

Alva Sachs’ new children’s book takes ride to the circus



Jessica, a 9-year-old with a wild imagination, is dying to go to the circus. She dresses up as a clown and dreams of entering the tent as part of the show, jumping from burning houses and becoming the star. During her years as a teacher, Alva Sachs developed the protagonist of her first children’s book, “Circus Fever.” “I wanted to […]

Ode to a walnut tree



This is a song, “Black Walnut,” in memory of the tree taken down by the Hillel developers. Sing to the tune, “Black Water,” by the Doobie Brothers. Well, I drove thru Old Agoura on Driver last weekend O’ missy look what I see will bring shame Workers half a dozen That chainsaw’s a buzzin’ Black Walnut keeps fallin’ on down […]

Jeri Belzer



The award for Top Selling Agent from Prudential California Realty’s Camarillo office for February 2008 was won by Jeri Belzer. Belzer has been a real estate professional for 15 years. She is a Fine Homes Specialist, a Relocation Specialist, and a certified Preview Estate Specialist. She also has expertise with investment buyers. In 2003, Belzer joined forces with three other […]


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