2011-09-22 E-Edition

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Computer thieves hit school district again

iMacs stolen from Agoura High

Las Virgenes Unified School District officials were still looking this week for the thieves who stole 10 iMac computers valued at $16,000 from the Agoura High computer lab on Sept. 6 Last week, the district posted a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the burglars. “This was a desperate act by desperate people,” said Agoura […]

All things Scandinavian honored at Vasa festival

Mountains going to pot

Although close it’s to inhabited areas and law enforcement, the Santa Monica Mountains wilderness still attracts pot growers willing to take risks. Nearly 4,000 marijuana plants were removed from national parkland near Kanan Dume Road north of Malibu on Sept. 2. It was the second time the site has been used for marijuana cultivation. There was a previous bust in […]

Chabad’s new Center for Jewish Life opens in Agoura

The Chabad of the Conejo opened its new Center for Jewish Life on Sun., Sept. 18 with a morning full of speeches, fanfare and celebration—and an expression of gratitude toward a community that has been at once welcoming and supportive. Hundreds of Chabad members and well-wishers turned out for the building’s grand opening in Agoura Hills. Rabbi Y. Sapo, director […]

Vote online for vacation photos

Online voting is now open for the winners of the 2011 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. From Tucson to Timbuktu, our vacationers have seen it all, and have the pictures to prove it. Now it’s up to you pick the top photos of the year. Visit www.theacorn.com to cast your vote in each of the five Acorn newspapers: […]

Westlake statue dedicated

Calabasas endorses school tax

The Calabasas City Council voted unanimously last week to endorse the Las Virgenes school parcel tax on the Nov. 8 ballot. The $95-a-year tax requires a two-thirds majority to pass. “The city is taking the lead to support schools and public education. This is really about local control,” LVUSD Superintendent Don Zimring said. If approved by voters, Measure K will […]

School’s STAR policy flunks

Each spring, Las Virgenes School District students in grades two through 11 must take standardized tests in math, reading, writing, science and history to see how they—and their schools—are performing academically. The STAR test scores are not used for college entry, nor do they factor into a student’s grade point average. Despite the fact that students don’t have a personal […]