Ronald McDonald charities to award scholarships

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, in partnership with the McDonald’s Operators’ Association of Southern California, will award $304,000 in scholarships to eligible graduating high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills and community involvement. Eligible students will receive $2,000 each in scholarships. The money may be applied toward tuition, fees, room and board or other expenses. The […]

High School Hi-Lights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 13: AP sales end Theater II showcase/K-4/ 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 16: No school/Presidents Day Tues., Feb. 17: CSF forms available Late start day Charger Club meeting/A-1/ 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 19: Parent drop-ins/ library/3 p.m. Choir concert/G building/ 7 p.m. Calabasas […]

Simi Valley synagogue to screen film on fundamentalist Islam

“Farewell Israel,” a documentary film portraying the threat of fundamentalist Islam to the Western world, will be shown at 1 p.m. Sun., Feb. 22 at Congregation B’nai Emet, 9 W. Bonita St., Simi Valley. Joel Gilbert, a graduate of the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Economics, produced the film. A discussion […]

‘Girls gone wild’

Seems Agoura Hills has its own version of “Girls Gone Wild” given an Acorn story about AHS cheerleaders having “a runin with alcohol.” Now, I did not witness this incident, possess no first hand knowledge, and appreciate “innocent” until proven guilty. Still, it appears that not only do we have local girls behaving badly that, more importantly, we have their […]

Don’t Let Cold Weather Stall Home Improvement Projects

Cold, harsh winter weather has arrived. Home improvement projects may not be at the top of your to-do list, but this is a great time of year to consider potential exterior enhancements. Planning and preparing are important steps for any home improvement project, and what better time to start than now? Potential projects •Driveway If your driveway is in need […]

Making a date with The Acorn

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. Datebook is devoted to announcements of local events that are offered free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee; exceptions are made. The types of items we welcome include club meeting notices, fundraisers which benefit a worthy cause, service club […]

Marmonte grapplers get their revenge

Fans turn testy at league finals

Love them or hate them, Royal High’s wrestling squad proved once again why they are the cream of the crop in the Marmonte League. During the Marmonte League Wrestling Finals held at Simi Valley High last Saturday, six Highlanders claimed individual championships, matching last year’s effort by RHS. Royal had a league-record nine wrestlers win titles in 2006. “Whether or […]

View Christian marriage seminar

Focus on the Family will hold an inaugural national marriage simulcast at 8 a.m. Sat., Feb. 28 at First Lutheran Church, 380 Arneill Road, Camarillo. The conference is made possible via satellite technology. For more information call (805) 484-0426.

Vote for Maurer

I want to congratulate Mary Sue Maurer, mayor of Calabasas, on her great leadership for the city. Under Mary Sue’s term as mayor the city funds and supports two Chambers of Commerce, Agoura and Calabasas. Like the Agoura Chamber, Mary Sue also was an early supporter of the Heschel West Day School which will be built near Old Agoura. She […]

School district braces for job, budget cutbacks

'All of us have to pitch in,' says LVUSD superintendent

Las Virgenes Unified School District stands to lose $7.5 million in funding next year, according to a letter from Superintendent Donald Zimring to faculty, staff and parents at all 14 schools. The reduction includes a $6.5million cut from state funds and a $1-million loss due to declining enrollment. “To put this in perspective, the largest reduction our district ever had […]