Students say goodbye to summer and hello to school

Las Virgenes undergoes changes

Las Virgenes undergoes changes JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SCHOOL GETS A NEW LOOK—Celebrating the opening of the new, two-story math building at Calabasas High School are math department chair Robin Midiri, with scissors; new Principal C.J. Foss, left of Midiri; and members of the school staff during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. Students returned to school on Wednesday. Classes in the […]

Enjoy a day of painting

Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore will sponsor a paint-out from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 13 at the Adamson House, 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. New and experienced artists working in any media are invited to participate. Oil painters are asked to bring a tarp to place under their easels. For more information, call […]

Moorpark College history professor wins award

Moorpark College recently named history professor Ranford Hopkins as the 12th recipient of the annual Distinguished Faculty Chair award. Criteria for the award are excellence in teaching and service to the college and community. Each year the Moorpark College Foundation inaugurates a $500 scholarship to honor the award winner. Hopkins will establish his scholarship’s criteria, and it will be awarded […]

Burglars target Oak Park

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department says numerous vehicles were broken into last week on the following streets in Oak Park: Smoketree Avenue, Buttonwood Avenue, Tamarind Street, Bayberry Street and Maplegrove Street. Two vehicles were also stolen in front of a home in the 6300 block of Smoketree Avenue. The sheriff’s department reminds residents to: •Always lock vehicles and residence. •Never […]

Reeling in the big one

My husband Brett and I went fishing on Aug. 16th out of San Diego with our friends Mark and Nicole Warren and two of Mark’s coworkers. Brett and I are from Calabasas while Mark and Nicole just moved to San Diego from Phoenix, Ariz. We headed to the San Diego pier for a day of fishing. The morning started off […]

School freeloaders

“Why buy the cow when you can get the milk through the fence?” is one of my favorite quotes from Elvis Presley. To paraphrase that question, “Why move to Oak Park when you can get an Oak Park education for free?” The district has made transferring here so easy that for every 100 Oak Park kids, we now have 25 […]

Woman jogger killed by driver suspected of DUI

Crash occurred on Lindero in T.O.

Crash occurred on Lindero in T.O. By Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com A 46-year-old Agoura Hills woman is dead after a vehicle driven by a male suspected of being under the influence struck and killed her early Tuesday morning on Lindero Canyon Road near Bowfield Street.  Nicholas LaGrotta, a 23-year-old Santa Rosa Valley resident, was driving his black Subaru Forester south on […]

Conejo Valley group helping Haitians with healthcare

Inhabitants of the remote mountainous region of Grande Colline in Haiti are severely lacking in healthcare, but a small group of Conejo Valley residents is trying to fill the need. The nonprofit Haiti Healthcare Partners, based in Westlake Village, formed in 2005 to help fund the creation of a medical clinic in Grande Colline, where there is no hospital, according […]

Two at the top

Marmonte League preview: Boys' water polo

The Royal High boys’ water polo team wants what Agoura has, and, no, it’s not just a Marmonte League title. The Highlanders wouldn’t mind capturing their own league title for the first time since 2005, but what head coach Steve Snyder is really looking forward to is a CIF-Southern Section Division IV championship plaque. “Our chances are very good this […]

Events planned for Audubon

The Ventura County Audubon Society has announced events for September. •Dee Lyon will lead a group to the Santa Clara River Mouth Sat., Sept. 6 to look for ducks, sandpipers, herons, terns, plovers, phalaropes, turnstones, moorhens, pipits and ospreys. Attendees meet at 8 a.m. at the Las Posas Park and Ride and should bring a spotting scope. Call Lyon at […]