2008-12-18

Magazine applauds Calabasas High



U.S. News and World Report identified several local high schools among the nation’s top performing schools in its second annual survey of “America’s Best High Schools.” Calabasas, Westlake and Thousand Oaks high schools, as well as Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley, each earned a Silver award after meeting criteria developed by School Evaluation Services, an education data research […]

Toys for Tots event



BLUE Ultra Lounge and Restaurant will host a charity event in support of Toys for Tots from 8 to 10:30 p.m. tomorrow Fri., Dec. 19, at the restaurant, 5017 Lewis Road, Agoura Hills. Attendees are encouraged to bring at least two unopened, unwrapped toys. Admission and one drink are free for those who bring multiple donations. Bringing one toy will […]

Hanukkah festival at Chabad



Chabad of the Conejo and the Conejo Jewish Day School will host a Hanukkah Festival and Performance at 6 p.m. Tues., Dec. 23 at the Agoura High School Theater, 28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. The event will feature a show “The Festival Jesters,” music, entertainment, a menorah kindling, gifts, and prizes and food provided by Falafel Grill. Admission and the […]

All American Ballet performs traditional holiday dance



All American Ballet will present a new production of “The Nutcracker” ballet at 5:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 20 and 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21 at Ventura High School Auditorium, 2 N. Catalina St., Ventura. The production is choreographed by Alexei Badrak, former assistant director of the Bolshoi Ballet Theater in Russia. The fulllength, traditionallystaged production will feature 70 students of […]

Nearly Half-Acre Of Flat Land



A nearly half-acre of flat land is available in Agoura Hills. It is the site of a former home ruined many years ago, but the cement driveway and foundation are still intact. A retaining wall is in and there is a water meter on-site. The property has been surveyed and staked. Perk, topo and soil test results are available for […]

Homeowners ask, Las Virgenes HOAs answer



The following article appeared in the recent monthly newsletter of the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation, the largest collection of HOAs in the region. Whatever happened to those proposed homes on the ridgeline east of Mulholland? Land development consultant Don Schmitz represented several landowners on the ridgeline east of Mulholland Highway behind Old Topanga, Calabasas Highlands, and Upper Cold Creek who […]

Simpson awarded top employee honor



For almost three decades Jean Simpson has poured her heart and soul into her work with atrisk students in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Simpson’s devotion to students at Agoura High School earned her the honor of this year’s school district Classified Employee of the Year. “It’s actually a thrill to be recognized because special education today is a […]

Called to the Torah



•Rachel Rosensweig was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Oct. 11 at Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks. She is an eighthgrade student at Medea Creek Middle School and the daughter of Allison and Bob Rosensweig of Oak Park. •Philip Braun was called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Oct. 18 at Temple Etz Chaim […]

There goes the neighborhood



Am I the only person concerned about my neighborhood? I’ve lived in Oak Park for 15 years, and while I enjoy reading The Acorn every week, what I really enjoy is reading the Sheriff’s Blotter and rarely seeing a crime incident in Oak Park. Well, not anymore. One week we were the only neighborhood with crimes, and this past week […]

The 15th Annual Newbury Park Adventist Academy Fall Classic



The 15th annual Newbury Park Adventist Academy Fall Classic raised more than $40,000. The event was held on Aug. 25 at the Sunset Hills Country Club and approximately 85 golfers, including students, faculty members and local church pastors, participated. The tournament was followed by a Mexican lunch buffet, awards and raffle. In the last 15 years the tournament has raised […]


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