2011-03-31

2011-03-31 E-Edition

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Schools’ bad rap



I’m not a teacher, but I do have children in elementary school at LVUSD and I have to say I was incensed to read Mr. Levy’s letter in last week’s Acorn where he chastised Superintendent Zimring for his appeal to the public to raise money to help maintain the high quality of education in LVUSD. Mr. Levy contends that as […]

Communities rallies to help victims of the Japanese disaster



Garage sale



Agoura High School will host a garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 2 in the teachers’ parking lot at the school, 28545 W. Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. The rain date is April 9. The sale will have living room and bedroom furniture, clothing, shoes, electronics, toys, sports equipment, children’s furniture, framed artwork, household items, appliances and […]

Sinister deeds afoot in bloody ‘Macbeth’

Play review


California Shakespeare Company is staging an intimate yet powerful production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark. Even those who think they loathe Shakespeare will find themselves riveted by this dark, ageless tale of unbridled greed and murder. Macbeth, a trusted general in King Duncan’s service in 11thcentury Scotland, has defeated a traitor, the Thane of […]

At school, cream rises to the top



Before Prop 13 there was the Serrano decisions. It held that the California Constitution required education funding to be the same for all children in the state. Some of the richer cities filed legal actions, but Serrano was upheld on appeal. All school districts are legally bound to spend roughly the same amount per child. So what happens if the […]

FOOD Share honored



FOOD Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank, was recently awarded the 2011 Health Champion Award by A LEAN VC (Advocates for a Lifestyle of Exercise and Nutrition in Ventura County). A LEAN VC honored FOOD Share for its nutrition education programs as well as for its commitment to improving the nutritional quality of food that is distributed to the hungry.

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

Sophia Lewis earned honors for the fall semester at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She is the daughter of Alan and Susan Lewis of Westlake Village. Berklee College of Music has released the dean’s list for fall semester 2010. Local students on the list are Christian Choh of Agoura Hills and Aubrey Caswell, Kelsey Worley and Kyle DeKreek, all […]

T.O. TED event has songs, sharks and more



Angry in Calabasas



Last week my husband and I were thrilled to attend the swearingin ceremony of two new Calabasas City Council members. This morning we were dismayed to read an article in the L.A. Times detailing another “raid” on a homeowner in the Old Topanga section of our city. I do not presume to have all the information as to why this […]


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