2012-04-12 E-Edition

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School district becomes tax collector following billing error by county

2,400 property owners could face penalties

Local property owner Ofer Bick received a tax bill from the Las Virgenes Unified School District that made him wonder if he might be a victim of some nefarious email scam. Bick, who owns two parcels in the unincorporated area of Calabasas, and about 2,400 other property owners who are paying the $98-per-year school parcel tax, received an invoice from […]

Reach Out to Your Local School District

Las Virgenes Unified District Office Switchboard: (818) 880-4000 Administration Donald Zimring, superintendent: (818) 878-5225 Mary Schillinger, assistant superintendent of education: (818) 878-5218 Dan Stepenosky, deputy superintendent of personnel: (818) 878-5212 Karen Kimmel, chief business official: (818) 878-5203 Rose Dunn, director of instruction: (818) 878-5219 Robbie Amodio, classified personnel: (818) 878-5212

Concert review

When world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1, he does so using an instrument that is actually older than Bach’s work itself. Ma’s cello, the legendary Davidov Stradivarius, was constructed in 1712, some five years before Bach began composing his series of six cello suites. Ma lovingly describes how the various materials that were used to create […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Sanchez vaults to the top for Oaks Christian

Senior went from the swimming pool to rareed air

Entering high school, Kim Sanchez was destined to be a star swimmer. There was just one little hiccup. Sanchez’s best friend, Imogen Browder, wanted to do track. Sanchez decided to give track a whirl. “I’m glad I started doing it,” Sanchez said. “I started pole vaulting. I wanted to give all my time to it.” Now she’s a pole vault […]

Rock Store founder Ed Savko dead at 86

Edward J. Savko, owner of the legendary Rock Store motorcycle mecca nestled in the local Santa Monica Mountains died April 2 from heart disease. He was 86. The Thousand Oaks resident was born on Sept. 28, 1925, the same year the Rock Store was converted to a country grocery store following its beginnings in 1909 as a stage coach stop […]

Give Mom her moment

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 13, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or fewer, please write and tell us about your favorite Mom Moment. Whether it’s a poignant memory, a funny incident that happened, or just a few kind words for Mom, your thoughts are important. Even if she’s passed on, […]

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ at CLU

California Lutheran University’s Creative Arts Division will present “Jekyll & Hyde” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays from April 20 through 29 in the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s story about a doctor whose experiments with human […]

The Art of Being

“ Do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Duties are not performed for duty’s sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty—the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to […]