Chin up: It’s time for 2009

With the year just ending, here’s our formula for a better 2009. Not really resolutions, but mainly wishful thinking. To the Oak Park School Disrict: a year without new taxes, please. The community is in a recession, for crying out loud. Administrators are getting salary hikes and new spending projects are in the works. A year without teacher raises would […]

Acorn reader Photo of the Year

ATTACK—Joshua Lesser was at his home on Jon Dodson Drive in Agoura Hills Nov. 25 when he looked in his back yard and saw a hawk causing commotion. Lesser grabbed his camera, fired off some shots, and captured this amazing image of the bird pouncing on its evening meal. Acorn readers are invited to submit their best high resolution photos […]

Alternative elementary school to be renamed

'Mariposa' is Spanish for 'butterfly.' The school will take flight.

The Las Virgenes Community Learning Center will change its name in the fall to Mariposa Elementary School of Global Education, said school coordinator Jeff Lough. The school started in Calabasas at A.E. Wright Middle School but moved to Sumac Elementary in Agoura Hills in September. At the Dec. 9 Las Virgenes board of education meeting, Lough said it had always […]

New Year brings new laws for drivers

No texting please, and no fake stickers to gain access to the carpool lane

The Department of Motor Vehicles reminds motorists of new laws that take effect in January. •A new law prohibits text messaging with a cellphone or other text-based communications while driving a vehicle. •Another law limits the issuance of temporary operating permits to individuals whose vehicles have yet to pass a smog check. The law calls for a $50 fee for […]


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