Honoring our fallen servicemen

Top chefs named at Calmont School’s annual chili cook-off

The Folsom family of Lake Sherwood received the firstplace trophy for their chili at the Calmont School second annual Chili Cook Off and Family Fun Day on May 16 in Calabasas. Parents Geoff and Kristen supervised the student chefs, secondgrader Maysen and fourthgraders Jack and Tanner, while they invented a new recipe for Chocolate Chipotle Chili. “Very imaginative,” said Rick […]

Women honored for commitment to local communities

A group of Ventura County women were honored by the National Association of Women Business Owners for their business prowess and commitment to their local communities. NAWBO-Ventura County hosted its annual BRAVO Awards luncheon last Friday at the Moorpark Country Club. Patti McNamara was named the Education Advocate of the Year for her work developing the new entrepreneurship program, EthOS, […]

Masterful performances for locals at track and field meet

Agoura High’s Jonathan Cabral, Oak Park’s Melissa Skiba, and Jules Sharpe and Niko DiMartino of Oaks Christian were big winners during last weekend’s CIF Track and Field Divisional Championships at Cerritos College. Cabral, a sophomore, won the Division II boys’ 110 hurdles race in 14.15 seconds, smashing his personalbest time and establishing a new school record. Skiba took first in […]

Summer Concerts in the Park planned for Agoura Hills

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has announced the lineup for the 2009 summer Concerts in the Park series. All concerts will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. Concerts are free to the public. Families may bring lawn seating and picnic meals. The performers are The Hodads […]

It’s your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters, however, will not be published. After sending us your letter—which should […]

Teacher pink slips rescinded

But 27 others are still being laid off

Twenty teachers in the Las Virgenes Unified School District who received precautionary layoff notices on March 13 because of California’s broken budget will keep their jobs—at least for the time being. Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Dan Stepenosky said the teachers have had their pink slip notices rescinded. “We did not follow through with the layoff procedures,” Stepenosky said, “so they […]

At the Library

The Calabasas Library presents the following programs. The library is at 200 Civic Center Way. •The library and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District will present a play about water conservation, “Showdown at Dry Gulch,” at 4 p.m. Wed., June 3 in the amphitheater behind the library. The program is appropriate for all ages and is free. For more information, […]

Yerba Buena school to celebrate 40-year anniversary

A family festival and open house will mark the 40year anniversary of Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The Sat., May 30, “YB40” celebration will combine a variety of activities for youngsters, entertainment for adults and opportunities for alumni, families and friends to reunite while raising money for school programs. Fifth-grade teacher Sandra Fleishman, who came to Yerba Buena […]

Westlake, Oak Park volleyball teams to play for section titles

By Stephen Dorman sdorman@theacorn.com The Westlake High boys’ volleyball team has earned a berth in the CIF-Southern Section Division II finals on Saturday. Westlake had little trouble dispatching crosstown rival Thousand Oaks in the semifinals Wednesday night at TOHS. Behind 13 kills and nine digs from senior outside hitter Jake Kneller and a 21-kill, fourblock performance by senior middle blocker […]