Teachers selected for ECO classroom

Four local educators will attend the Northrop Grumman and Conservation International inaugural class of ECO Classroom, a nationwide professional development program for public middle and high school science teachers. The teachers are Katie Cohen from Medea Creek Middle School, Denise Powell from Thousand Oaks High School, Jennifer Boyd from Westlake High School and Debby West, the district science specialist for […]

Map quest

Perhaps if Linda Parks could figure out the boundaries of the 26th Congressional District, she would have done a little better in the recent June primary. In her letter of June 14, she once again refers exclusively to the residents of Ventura County, thanking them for past support. Guess what? District 26 covers a portion of Los Angeles County too. […]

Local doctor travels the globe for a good cause

A local OB/GYN is looking to make a documentary of her experience in Uganda treating impoverished women who suffer from an often-neglected, stigmatizing condition that can follow difficult childbirth. Dr. Sherry Thomas, accompanied by activist filmmaker Sandra Mohr, spent nearly three weeks beginning April 21 in the African nation performing surgery on women with obstetric or vesicovaginal fistulas, holes that […]


THURS., JUNE 21 Rummage Sale 10 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Jewelry, clothing, toys, books, household items. Fundraiser for senior programs. Phone: 805.517.6261. Agoura Newcomers Club 11 a.m. at member’s home, 1488 Sappanwood Ave., Thousand Oaks. Spring tea. RSVP. Phone: 805.262.2844. Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. […]

Students win big in job skills competition

Five students from Calabasas and Agoura high schools received gold and silver medals after showcasing their job skills in an Outstanding Student Competition sponsored by the Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program in March. ROP helps students gain job skills and prepare for a career. The competition took place at the Los Angeles County Office of Education in Downey. From […]

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

Queen Nation are champions at Chumash

Peace Montessori goes Spanish

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 […]

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