2011-05-19 E-Edition

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Community chips in to help rescind teacher pink slips

$1 million in new revenue and cost savings keeps jobs intact

Most teacher jobs in the Las Virgenes Unified School District that were on the chopping block due to severe budget cuts have been saved, but not because the state came to the rescue. Parents, businesses, cities— even the water district—pulled together to raise funds which allowed district officials to rescind 43 of the 50 pink slip notices issued to teachers […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Someone shattered a $500 kitchen window at a home in the 31200 block of Lobo Canyon Road April 28. The incident occurred while the resident was taking a shower. She was listening to music so she didn’t hear the noise. She discovered the shattered window about 10 minutes later. Calabasas A burglar stole $3,000 in cash, a $1,500 computer, […]

Sycamore disease

Q: We have 12 large California sycamore trees on our property. Several, particularly those in the vicinity of our house, appear to be diseased. The leaves came out normally, as they usually do in the spring, but within days most of them fell off. The remaining new foliage is curled and dying except for the tops of the trees, where […]

Most popular baby names today?

Isabella and Jacob again reign supreme on Social Security’s most popular baby names list, while Elvis has left the building. The only new name to crawl into the top 10 on either list this year is Aiden, which replaces Joshua on the boys’ side. For all the top baby names of 2010, go to www.socialsecurity.gov. Here are the top 10 […]

A strong finish to the school year

With just a few weeks left in the school year, final exams are looming. This is an opportunity for students to make one last push to end the year with the best possible grades. While test scores and a rigorous curriculum certainly matter, grades are the single most important factor in college admission. If you are a junior, these may […]

Fire destroys apartment in Calabasas

Citizens receive special awards

Westlake Village officials last week honored three residents who have displayed a strong sense of volunteerism, civic pride and commitment to make their community better. The honorees received a commemorative plaque from the city and will have their names put on display at City Hall. Scott Perrotty, vice president of internal audit at an insurance company in Woodland Hills, received […]

Ceremony on Memorial Day

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park will present the 21st annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Mon., May 30 in the Garden of Valor at the cemetery, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The community is invited. Boy Scouts will place flags on the 1,200 graves in the Garden of Valor. Flags that once draped caskets during military funeral […]

Dog is a gal’s best friend

Critter tail

Special to The Acorn Bow-wow bravo Ridiculous as it may sound coming from a pet owner nearly driven bonkers by unending canine hijinks, the dog is my one true friend. Human acquaintances come and go, but she persists. She’s grown on me, even after I made a heartbreak-fueled vow to never let myself love another dog. She’s never taken the […]

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