2009-10-08

Last week’s top performers



Gerard Poutier, QB, Agoura: Poutier, a junior, had a breakout performance during his team’s 34-28 loss to Royal. The young signal-caller completed 31-of-50 passes for 360 yards with three scores and a pair of interceptions. Malcolm Jones, RB/LB, Oaks Christian: The highly-touted tailback set a school record with 332 yards on 28 carries in a 33-13 victory over Venice. He […]

Go high-tech



I have recently read the executive summary for the Las Virgenes Unified School Districts Technology Strategy. I’m in favor of moving forward with this endeavor as quickly as possible. It sounds to me like this is a well thought out plan that primarily uses existing sources of revenue and doesn’t require additional spending by the district or schools beyond what […]

Reyes Adobe Days spirit runs high in Agoura

Expanded format meets with approval

Reyes Adobe Days provided double the fun this year with a two-day run of the festival’s signature event, “Day at the Adobe.” The expanded weekend format gave more families an opportunity to visit the old adobe and celebrate the city’s historical past. The fifth-annual Agoura Hills festival kicked off Fri., Oct. 2 with a fiesta at the adobe, an event […]

Public TV documentary spotlights the mountains



KCET will broadcast two and one-half hours of the documentary “Trailmasters” showcasing the rich recreational resources in the 47 miles of beaches and more than 500 miles of mountain trails available in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The show will air at 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 11. The series will coincide with the telecast of Ken Burns’ newest […]

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS



Company Name Symbol Oct. 7 Sept. 30 Sept. 23 Sept. 16 Headquartered AMGEN AMGN 58.53 60.23 60.55 59.69 THOUSAND OAKS BAXTER BAX 57.58 57.01 56.79 56.12 THOUSAND OAKS BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP BHBC 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.03 CALABASAS CAMINOSOFT CORP. CMSF 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 WESTLAKE VILLAGE CHEESECAKE FACTORY CAKE 17.79 18.52 19.60 19.92 CALABASAS DIODES, INC DIOD 18.37 18.09 19.83 […]

Other local football matchups



Jordan (1-3) at OCHS (4-0) Outlook: This game has lost some of its luster with Long Beach Jordan limping into town with three consecutive defeats. Oaks Christian has six regular-season games remaining, and the nationally ranked Lions might not be challenged in any of the upcoming contests. The Tri-Valley League as a whole is down a bit, with only OCHS […]

Favors new technology plan



I’m writing to express my support for the newly released report for the Las Virgenes Unified School District. As a teacher in the district for the past 13 years, I’ve seen the starts, stops, and start again of technology integration in education. We’ve made some tremendous progress of utilizing technology tools such as emails and webpages for communication with our students, parents […]

Mountain View survey says residents oppose Calabasas annexation

Neighborhood and city at odds

While the city of Calabasas has moved forward with its annexation of Mountain View Estates, the community’s residents are now sending a message that they don’t approve of the acquisition. In a survey by Mountain View’s board of directors, nearly all of the respondents said they were against becoming part of the city. Of the 207 surveys returned, 22 were […]

Vote for photos



Acorn readers are invited to visit www.theacorn.com and cast a vote for the winners of this year’s Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest. It’s easy to do. Just go to the website, www.theacorn.com, choose one of the five Acorn publications—or participate in all five contests if you wish—and vote for the photo you think is the best one based […]

It All Adds Up With Mathnasium



Are your kids excited about going back to school, but don’t want to deal with math? It’s not that they hate math. They’re just afraid of facing another year of rote memorization of math tables and drills, and the frustration of not “getting it.” Without an understanding of the fundamental concepts of math, each new year of instruction only continues […]