2011-10-13 E-Edition

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New calendar

I would like to commend the LVUSD Board of Education for the start date calendar decision made on Sept. 13. It is refreshing to know that the input from the calendar survey was a major factor in forming the board’s opinions. We are pleased to live in a school district where tests, test preparation and scores are not the only […]

Info meeting discusses adopting older children

The Children’s Bureau will host an informational meeting for anyone interested in information about adopting older children and sibling sets of three or four, from 7 to 8 p.m. Wed. Oct. 26 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. With 114,000 children currently in foster care, many are unable to return to their family of origin. […]

Oaks Christian athletes selected for Army bowl game

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour arrived at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village on Oct. 5 for a ceremony to honor OCS seniors and football players Ishmael Adams and Jordan Payton. Adams and Payton were surrounded by family and friends for the presentation ceremony that was conducted during high school chapel time at the adjacent Calvary Community Church […]

Yollis named Teacher of the Year

In recognition of her efforts to use technology as a means of opening up the world for her third-grade students, Linda Yollis has named Teacher of the Year by the Las Virgenes Unified School District. A teacher at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas for 25 years, Yollis has embraced social media and computers in order to create a global community […]

Davis’ NFL legacy as muddled as private/ public sports debate


What in the wide world of sports is going on here? Country music singers are getting canned for spouting illadvised Hitler metaphors. People are lobbing hot dogs at Tiger Woods. And Al Davis died. All week long I’ve heard and read countless reports about how important Al Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders who passed away on Oct. 8, […]

Yes, my backyard

In response to the letter from Karen Wrigley in the Sept. 29 Acorn, I have lived in Westlake Village off of Lindero Canyon Road for a number of years and I would like to have a Target store “in my backyard.” I hope officials will work to bring this desirable development to our city. Sarah ReinesWestlake Village

Abandoned wolf dog makes friends in Oak Forest

A large wolflike dog that was reportedly abandoned in the Santa Monica Mountains now has a new home at a sanctuary where it can howl the night away without worry. The animal was first spotted by Westlake Village resident Mike Tannler at about 8 a.m. Sept. 24 on a trail at the south end of Lindero Canyon Road near the […]

Local food banks gearing up for the holidays

Bonnie Weigel, the president and CEO of FOOD Share, Ventura County’s regional food bank, recalls one Christmas Eve she’ll never forget. “Everybody had gone home. It was just me and the warehouse guy,” Weigel said. “A woman came to the door and said she needed help with food.” While the worker hustled to put together an emergency box of food […]

Manninger selected as Classified Employee of the Year

Rose Mary Manninger, the head of the payroll department for Las Virgenes Unified School District, was named the district’s 2011 Classified Employee of the Year at the Sept. 13 school board meeting. Karen Kimmel, chief business official, spoke about Manninger’s history with the district. Manninger joined LVUSD as a secretary in the attendance office of Calabasas High School in 1990. […]

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