The Las Virgenes Unified School District will not start school later than usual next year, as reported. The first day of school for the 2010/ 2011 school year will be Aug. 25.

Reach Out to Calabasas

The Calabasas City Council generally meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center next to The Commons shopping center. Meetings are telecast live on CTV cable Channel 3. Broadcasts are repeated the following Thursday at noon and on Saturday at 10 a.m. City Council and other city commission meetings can also be […]

CASA hosts orientation

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will have an informational orientation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 13 at 1305 Del Norte Road, Ste. 230, Camarillo. CASA is a nationwide organization that trains volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. In Ventura County there are nearly 9,000 foster children who are often taken from […]

Redmond has Agoura all charged up

Chance Redmond grew up playing football. In fact, he played on the last California State University Northridge football team before the program folded. If they were still passing the pigskin at CSUN, Redmond surmised he might be coaching at the university. Redmond is now in his fifth season guiding the Agoura High softball team. “This fell in my lap on […]

‘Mom’ misses Figaro, her ‘lucky’ cat

It all started when you asked us to share our love stories for your Valentines Day issue. I thought you would never print my valentine because it was to my cat Figaro. I underestimated the heart of The Acorn because not only did you publish it but it became an Acorn favorite. It took me back in time to the […]

Calabasas divided over septic tanks

With only a week left before deadline, the Calabasas planning staff says only about a third of the city’s septic tank owners are obtaining permits required under a new city law. More alarming, said senior planner Sparky Cohen, is the fact that 37 of 46 septic tanks in Calabasas failed their initial inspection. In August 2009, the City Council passed […]

Westlake High’s theater renamed

A donation from arts philanthropist and musician Richard Carpenter and his wife Mary has led to the renovation and renaming of the Westlake High School theater. The name Carpenter Family Theatre was approved unanimously at last week’s Conejo Valley Unified School District board meeting. Carpenter and his sister Karen formed the musical duo The Carpenters and had many hit songs […]

Agoura boy earns Eagle Scout rank

Sean Williams, a member of Boy Scout Troop 127 and a sophomore at Agoura High School, will earn the rank of Eagle Scout now that he has completed his community service project. Eagle is the highest rank in Boy Scouts. After a year of planning and fundraising, Sean built three 400pound tables for a park in Newhall. He worked with […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Acorn readers offer these best wishes to the greatest moms in the world

When I was 3 months old, my mom contracted polio and was put in an iron lung. Three years later she came home. Looking back now as a mother myself, it must have been heartwrenching for her that I didn’t know who she was. She overcame many handicaps and accomplished things doctors told her she would never do. Mom taught […]

Busy time for spring sports

The next few days will be jam-packed with varsity high school sporting events, from the pool to the track to the court. The Marmonte League boys’ and girls’ swimming finals take place at Rancho Simi Community Pool in Simi Valley today at 3 p.m. Oaks Christian and La Reina square off today in the Tri-Valley League swim championships at the […]

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