Peace Montessori goes Spanish

Dispute over water tank

It’s easy to think because of his title that Las Virgenes Metropolitan Water District’s general manager’s letter about “facts” is gospel. Many have said his letter proved my point. LVMWD has given us a constant flow of conclusions without details, contradictions, mixed messages, and changing reasons. In short, saying whatever needed to be said to “justify” things rather than simply […]

Students jump into biological studies

Young musicians to perform with T.O. Philharmonic

. Orchestra offers students opportunity to play with pros

The nonprofit Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will showcase six young musicians in its upcoming Opus 34 concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 6 at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive. The concert will be repeated at 2:30 p.m. Sun., July 8 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Conducted by Dr. […]

Freshman named Scholar Athlete

GREAT START—Agoura High freshman Josh Matz displays the trophy naming him Principal’s Scholar Athlete in recognitaion of academic excellence while participating in varsity golf. Matz was also awarded the MVP trophy, decided by his peers. Josh maintained a 3.7 GPA for the year.

Facts about the compost facility

A recent letter to The Acorn regarding the costs of operating the region’s composting facility contained several misstatements that need to be addressed. The writer claimed that closing the facility would save $2 million per year, which is incorrect. Biosolids shipped from the area would still need to undergo two stages of local treatment prior to shipment elsewhere and those […]

Family Men

It’s night. Good Guy is fast asleep in bed, unshakable. Outside, Bad Guy is armed, dangerous. He breaks into Good Guy’s house. If only Good Guy could hear Bad Guy down the hall, he could reach into his end table for that pistol and defend himself. But Bad Guy enters Good Guy’s bedroom. He raises his weapon, aims it at […]

Agoura mom shines on the diamond

Coaching youth baseball is a task usually taken upon by a proud father, but when no one stepped up to the plate for the Agoura PONY Baseball Shetland Rockies national team this year, mom Mary Ann Lovegren decided to take matters into her own hands. Lovegren, a wife and mother of two who lives in Agoura Hills and runs her […]

The Other Side of 50

Hepatitis C testing for boomers

A few weeks ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a draft recommendation that all baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) take a one-time blood test to detect hepatitis C, a disease that, if left untreated, can ultimately lead to liver cancer and death. According to the CDC, hepatitis C deaths have been on the rise. […]

Political motive?

I am a devoted reader of The Acorn every Thursday. It is always filled with great information about our community. I was very interested in the new park service visitor center at King Gillette Ranch and I’m thrilled that it is now open for the public to use. Although you were very gracious when talking about the ribbon cutting and […]

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