2011-09-29 E-Edition

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Las Virgenes school tax gains financial backing

Almost $60,000 raised in support of the measure, but opposition looms

A citizen group raising money to pass Measure K, the $95-peryear parcel tax measure to support Las Virgenes schools, received a $25,000 boost from the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation last week. The annual parcel tax will generate an additional $17.6 million over eight years if passed by voters in November. Las Virgenes passed a $98 per year parcel tax in […]

Keep the ‘village’ in Westlake

It seems apparent that Westlake City Council is bound and determined to bring more big box stores into our once-quiet “village,” even though Lowe’s was voted down by a majority of the voters. That doesn’t seem to be understood by City Council members. Russell Ranch Road is a wide expanse of property which could be developed into a real “town […]

Acorn Bits

Farming Independence will host its inaugural Harvest Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 at 28347 Balkins Drive, Agoura Hills. The festival will offer program information and activities for families, including food and wine from local celebrity chefs and vineyards. Various artists will perform, including Tamyra Gray of “American Idol.” A silent auction and art exhibit will feature […]

Rock, gospel, soul featured in ‘The Wiz’

Weekend schedule

Bell-Jeff atViewpointFriday, 3:30 p.m.Calabasas atOaks ChristianFriday, 7 p.m.Westlake atRoyalFriday, 7 p.m.Oak Park atEl SegundoFriday, 7 p.m.

Globetrotter C.H.E.E.R.

The joys of a dog

A big thank you to Margie Fagan for writing in defense of dogs being in more public places. Thank you to The Acorn for printing it. What a lot of people don’t realize is that many people bring dogs with them for seizure alert, diabetes alert and autism. Many returning veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome are being issued dogs […]

Mountains Restoration Trust hosting open houses

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Mountains Restoration Trust will host open houses from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 2 through 23 at the Headwater Corners Interpretive Center, 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. A native plant sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23. The center is at the gateway of the Santa Monica Mountains […]

‘Tap Dogs’ dancer to teach

Agoura Hills Dance will host Anthony LoCascio, internationally recognized tap dancer and former lead dancer from the Broadway show “Tap Dogs,” in a one-day double workshop on Sun,, Oct. 2 at the studio, 5015 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. LoCascio will teach two workshops: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for beginning and intermediate levels, and 12:30 to 2 p.m. for intermediate […]