2011-06-30

2011-06-30 E-Edition

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Expert opinion



I have received two copies of The Acorn, both atop my Los Angeles Times. I am not sure if they are delivered by your office or if one of my neighbors passes it on to me. I really enjoy it. No, there is no national news, but it is a pleasure to see a publication so well written as well […]

Compost center closed for holiday

Hiatus on July 16 as well

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District said the Rancho Las Virgenes Compost Facility will be closed Sat., July 2 and 16. Normal pickup hours will be available on Sat., July 9. The July 2 closure is in conjunction with the observance of the Independence Day weekend. The July 16 closure is connected to traffic considerations associated with the closing of the […]

Pet of the Week



Honor roll



Bree Bowman, a junior in sociology from Calabasas, made the 2011 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Portland. John Thomas Shuck of Calabasas made the spring dean’s list at Miami University in Ohio. Northeastern University on Boston named two students from Westlake Village to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester. Jacy Bessolo is a nursing major. […]

The secret to going the distance is really no secret



“The pathway to the top of the mountain is lined with campsites along the way, occupied by those who yielded to the resistance of walking the path of uncertainty and who weren’t able to embody the deeper meaning of commitment to going the distance.” — From “The Art of Uncertainty: How to Live in the Mystery of Life and Love […]

Remembering Oak Park’s finest



I can’t imagine Thursday morning without reading The Acorn—a grand newspaper. In this morning’s Acorn, I was thrilled to read of all the accomplishments of the Las Virgenes and Oak Park unified school districts. My husband Bob Kahn, a three full-term trustee on the Oak Park board of education, was responsible for changing Oak View Alternative School to Oak View […]

Endurance cyclist goes the extra mile




How can a body endure 67 straight hours of bicycling with barely any sleep and just enough nutrition to keep up the momentum? With pure determination and a good game plan, says Gregory Robinson, long-distance endurance rider who lives in the Ventura County portion of Westlake Village. Robinson recently completed an 860-mile bike ride that included 59,211 feet of elevation […]

Squirrel of the Month



Maurer receives C-SPAN fellowship



The C-SPAN Education Foundation recently named Mary Sue Maurer, a member of the Calabasas City Council, as a recipient of C-SPAN’s 2011 Teacher Fellowship Program. Maurer is a teacher at Westmark School in Encino. The foundation offers the selective national program to teachers who demonstrate creative use of C-SPAN programming in their teaching. Two teachers from Iowa and Virginia also […]


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