Wachtel named principal at Bay Laurel

Susan Wachtel, a longtime teacher in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, was named principal of Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas. Dan Stepenosky, LVUSD assistant superintendent of personnel, welcomed Wachtel to the school district’s management team during a recent board of education meeting. Wachtel was a speech and language pathologist at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, Northridge Hospital and in private […]

Sign-ups underway for youth cross country team

The Calabasas Cheetahs Youth Cross Country team will have sign-ups and first practice at 5:45 p.m. Fri. July 31 on the upper field at Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. Children ages 5 to 15 will compete in seven cross country meets with other teams around the valley. For more information, call Reed at (818) 591-9065 or (818)w 489-5548 […]


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College workshop is free, space limited

A series of upcoming college workshops sponsored by the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation will help students and parents with the college application process. The foundation is a nonprofit group that raises funds to supplement programs in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. The association is funding the yearlong College Admission and Acceptance Program (CAAP), which will be free to students […]

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Attention all fiction writers

If you think you have a knack for good storytelling, we invite you to put your creative juices to work in the annual Acorn contest, “Fiction in a Nutshell.” Here’s how it works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com.You may also send it by mail to the address on page 4. Include […]

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Strickland reschedules

An appearance by California Sen.Tony Strickland at a luncheon meeting of the Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has been rescheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thurs., July 30 at Cisco’s Mexican Restaurant, 925 Westlake Blvd. in Westlake Village. Call (818) 269-9389 to RSVP. Healthcare reform The Ventura County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will present Judith Glass, an […]

Agoura High spirit team charges USA Camp of Champs

HIGH CHEERS—The Charger Girls, Agoura High’s school spirit team, swept the awards at the USA Camp of Champs recently. The team came away with several ‘superior’ plaques and ribbons and the Spirit Award. The girls also received the Unity Award, given to only one team at camp. In addition, several students earned individual honors including songleaders Emily Chodor, Jordan Stetson […]

School unification snub hurts taxpayer

We’re disappointed that school district officials throughout the county weren’t interested in consolidating with other districts, a suggestion put forth by the Ventura County Grand Jury. In their rant against the state Legislature for threatening to gobble up education funds, school officials told us repeatedly how classrooms would suffer and how students would pay the price. Schools have been complaining […]