Lions grab volleyball coach

Oaks Christian announced the hiring of Chris Forrest as head coach of the varsity boys’ volleyball team. Forrest guided Palisades Charter High for the last six seasons. He led the Palisades Charter boys to the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 title this spring. “I am very excited to be a part of such a sports establishment like Oaks Christian,” Forrest said […]

Calabasas around town

The reputation of the City of Calabasas is among the top in the country when it comes to environmental awareness. Its ambitious public transportation system, for example, a big effort for such a small city, was put into place with the goal of keeping traffic and air pollution in check. Calabasas public transit uses 14 vehicles and serves 84,600 riders […]

Roller derby takes off

Sugartown Rollergirls is skating into its inaugural season against the Reno Rollergirls on Sat., June 30 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the competition starts at 6 p.m. STRG is a skater- owned, women’s and men’s banked-track roller derby league with members from across Ventura County. The league was founded […]

Pet of the Week

Oak View grads take off

Acorn reporter promoted to sports editor

A familiar name will lead the Acorn Newspapers’ sports department. Eliav Appelbaum, 30, has been promoted from sportswriter to sports editor. Appelbaum replaces Stephen Dorman, who left the company this week to pursue other career opportunities. Hired as a news and general assignment reporter in August 2007, Appelbaum has spent approximately three years covering local sports for all five Acorn […]

Smoking issue is overrated

I just finished reading Allan Weiner’s letter in the June 14 edition of The Acorn, “Stop smoking in Agoura Hills.” I believe the allegation in his letter that Agoura Hills is a city enveloped in tobacco smoke is preposterous. I’m wondering if perhaps he may be smoking something. I reside, shop and do business here and have yet to see […]

Historical society names honorees

The Conejo Valley Historical Society has selected its 2012 Don Triunfo, Mike Mathews, and 2012 Doña Triunfo, Ricki Mikkelsen. Each year, the society honors two volunteers for their contributions to the community. Mathews is a longtime Conejo Valley resident, having moved here with his parents at age 8. Mathews has volunteered for the American Heart Association, Conejo Future Foundation and […]

Tasty food and wine event will also benefit charity

Seven years ago, Woodland Hills resident Alan Semsar took a self-improvement course that encouraged participants to start a project that would benefit the less fortunate. The businessman was inspired to create an annual wine and food festival in Calabasas to raise funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “It’s a really great cause,” said […]

Yerba Buena to launch arts, tech program

. Teaching strategy bridges various academic areas

A team of parents and teachers at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills has developed a program to integrate arts and technology into the curriculum. The program, known as YB BEAT—Yerba Buena Bridging Education, Arts and Technology— was approved by the Las Virgenes Unified School District board on May 23. Yerba Buena principal Christina Desiderio formed the Arts Focus […]