2011-03-31 E-Edition

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Great day, great race

Record field competes in Agoura

A record 7,000 runners lined up for the starting gun at last Saturday’s Great Race of Agoura—which was not one race but five. A sixth race was called off due to wetness from the previous rains. But the eleventh hour cancellation of the Chesebro Half Marathon didn’t dampen the outcome of the 26th annual competion as the rain halted and […]

Gaines, Martin begin new era on Calabasas City Council

Election opponents sworn into office

After a changing of the guard ceremony at Calabasas City Hall last week, newly seated council members Fred Gaines and Lucy Martin promised to serve the community with dignity and diligence. The two set aside their differences after battling each other for a seat on the Calabasas City Council earlier this month. Martin and Gaines replace Barry Groveman and Dennis […]

Submit a nomination for your Top 25

In April, The Acorn will reveal its list of the Top 25 Local People of 2011, a salute to the leaders and volunteers, business people and educators who’ve proven to be the key players in our community over the past year. Not all of those whom we are about to salute do what they do for free. While some in […]

Educating locals about heroin

Forum is tonight

Four Conejo Valley residents died from heroin overdose in the last two years and many more users of the potent intravenous drug came close to the same fate. Death from heroin now presents a major public health problem, local authorities say. A newly formed coalition will host a forum at Thousand Oaks High School today, March 31, to educate residents […]

A very uncomfortable topic

An important community forum scheduled for tonight at Thousand Oaks High School will discuss a disturbing trend in the Conejo Valley: the rise of prescription drug and heroin use among young people. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. inside the school’s performing arts center. If you have a child under the age of 18 or are involved in any way […]


Some slack during the race, please

I just wanted to comment on Great Race. This event gets larger and better every year. However, there is one thing that gets me just about every year and that is the ticketing and towing of vehicles from the very neighborhoods most affected by the race. If you can have loud music starting at 5.30 a.m., then surely you could […]

Teachers need their retirement

Currently, teacher pensions are under attack. It is said that the system is underfunded. However, teachers have no control how the State Teachers Retirement System invests our money. The management of STRS made bad investment decisions and now we are suppose to take less benefits than we are entitled to because STRS screwed up. I have been teacher at a […]

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 […]