Fundraising concert gains additional clout

Christopher Cross, winner of five Grammy Awards, an Oscar and a Golden Globe, has joined the list of artists who will appear at the Benefit the Arts fundraising conert Feb. 27 at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza. The Las Virgenes Education Foundation and the Artist for the Arts Foundation are sponsoring the star-studded show to help launch an art and […]

Coyotes may be getting more aggressive

Last week we received three messages about apparent coyote attacks on dogs in the vicinity of Lindero Canyon and Kanan roads, which are the borders of North Ranch and Oak Park. That’s nothing new, except for one major difference. Each of the attacks allegedly occurred while somebody was walking their dog. An officer said the East Valley Sheriff’s Station was […]

New president takes over classified union

Todd Barrett has become the new president of the Las Virgenes Classified Association—the school district’s nonteachers union—just in time to deal with California’s freefalling economy and the unprecedented burdens being placed on education. The 42-year-old Barrett was appointed by the union’s executive board last summer after long-time president Penny Ellis resigned. He must contend with the likelihood that salary increases […]

Animal lovers can help homeless cats

Animal lovers who feed cats outdoors, whether tame or feral (not tame), are not alone. Experts say the welfare and management of these unneutered and unspayed cats is an issue in almost every community. Problems associated with these cats include a growing population, frequent and loud noise from fighting and mating behavior, strong foul odors from unneutered male cats spraying […]


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Viewpoint duo honored by CIF

Viewpoint seniors Brooke Berka of Woodland Hills and Samantha Tellez of Calabasas were named to the AllCIF Division IV girls’ volleyball team. Berka, an outsider hitter, earned first-team honors, while Tellez, Viewpoint’s libero, was named to the second team. Both girls, four-year varsity players, were key contributors on a Patriots’ squad that reached the CIF-Southern Section semifinals. “I’m super excited […]

Reward offered following robbery in Malibu Lake

On Jan. 10, our home in the Malibu Lake area near Mullholland Highway in Agoura was robbed. There was money, jewelry, coins and other valuables taken from our home. The estimated value of property taken according to initial police report is $34,000. Many of the items stolen have great sentimental value to us and our family and can never be […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation


•A letter to the editor last week regarding the Feb. 27 Benefit the Arts concert at the Civic Arts Plaza contained some wrong information. The show will feature singer and songwriter Michael McDonald and Tommy Shaw of Styx performing with Venice. No other members of Styx or the the Doobie Brothers will perform. •Jenni Campbell, not S. Ling Wu, is […]

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