2009-06-04

Underfunded school program discontinued

Founder Mark Walpole 'very sad' about loss of Chaparral child care

Mark Walpole launched an after-school care program for students at Chaparral Elementary School in 1978, and the simple activities he created at the Calabasas campus have continued to entertain students for decades. But the program, known simply as “Walpoles,” will be canceled at the end of the school year due to budget constraints, Chaparral Principal Somer Harding said. “As much […]

City Calendar



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services announced its upcoming events. Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information or to register, call (818) 597-7361. •Tennis classes will be taught by Pacific Tennis Club at Agoura High School beginning the week of June 22. Classes […]

Luncheon seminar to discuss mind/body connection



The effects of stress and anxiety are known to wreak havoc on the human body’s emotional and physical health, but some psychologists say that if a person has “somatic awareness” they can reduce the chances of developing full-blown physical ailments. Susan Baker, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Camarillo, will discuss using awareness of the body as a means […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Sat., June 6: SAT Drama banquet/6 p.m. Thurs., June 11: Senior finals Calabasas Coyotes Fri., June 5: Senior pep rally11:30 a.m. Lift-athon/5 p.m. Sat., June 6: SAT testing/7:45 a.m. Saturday school/8 a.m. Tues., June 9: Music awards banquet/6 p.m. Thurs., June 11: Future Business Leaders of America meeting/12:35 p.m. Theater awards banquet/6 p.m. Oak Park Eagles Fri., June […]

Student guitarists stage show for Manna



The student guitarists of Guitar For Kids will present a benefit concert at 1:30 p.m. Sun., June 7 in the St. Jude the Apostle Church parish hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. About 35 youths will perform 37 numbers featuring pop, rock, classical, country, ukulele and hula dancers. Admission is $3 or a donation of personal care products for […]

Gays, illegals and other issues



Overall, I cannot fathom the new media’s constant public garment rending and gnashing of teeth over the economy. Of course the economy is falling apart. It is a blatant result of overpopulation. There are too many people and not enough of everything for everyone. We live in a nation with wide open borders. Legal and illegal immigrants pour in every […]

Real estate head forecasts slight thaw



As homeowners and homebuyers in Southern California, including those in the local markets, continue to cope with struggling residential sales, Acorn managing editor John Loesing begins a multipart questionandanswer series with local real estate leaders about the future of the market and possible signs that the worst might be behind us. He begins his discussion with Keith Myers, president and […]

Kyle Rudow golf tourney set for June 15

Event benefits children's organizations

The sixth annual Kyle Rudow Memorial Golf Tournament will be Mon., June 15 at the Calabasas Country Club. Rudow was a Calabasas resident who died in an auto accident at the age of 20. His family and friends created the Kyle Rudow Memorial Fund to provide financial support to organizations which help children, including CASA of Los Angeles, Brandon’s Village […]

Summertime is rattlesnake time



As the weather warms up, rattlesnakes come out to enjoy the sun just as Californians do. The California Poison Control System warns that snake bites are becoming more powerful and severe reactions have increased. The CPCS receives nearly 300 calls each year about rattlesnake bites. A rattlesnake bite can produce swelling and bruising and can be fatal, especially in children […]

Salute your grad



Friends and families of local high school graduates can give a special gift this year—a personal ad in The Acorn, set to run in the June 11 edition of the paper. Each 2 x 4-inch ad will include a photo of the graduate and some congratulatory words of your choice. Send a photo with your student’s name and address on […]


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