District celebrates half-century

Las Virgenes Unified School District will commemorate its 50th anniversary with contests, guest speakers and special programs throughout the month of April. The history of the school district is rich with fun facts, hidden history and first-hand accounts from people who lived in the area back in the day. The Acorn will run a series of articles about the development […]

Sam Levine eulogized at memorial

Samuel Levine, a 2009 Oak Park High graduate and University of Southern California student who died while vacationing in Mexico, was memorialized March 27 as a young man whose kindness, intelligence and creativity touched family and friends in ways that will never be forgotten. Levine died March 19 after falling six floors from the Cabo Villas Beach Resort in Cabo […]

Every eucalyptus tells a story

Although I can’t speak for the eucalyptus at the Peter Strauss Ranch, I deeply sympathize with Gary Haynes, who misses his beloved stand of eucalyptus (The Acorn, March 14, front page). I do not know much about the eucalyptus at Peter Strauss Ranch, but I do know about some of the eucalyptus in Calabasas, which are historic. As for invasive, […]

Cyclists to raise funds for recovering veterans

The Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride will take place Sat., April 27 from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, 27050 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The community cycling event supports returning military veterans. Last year’s event had 250 riders and more are expected this year. Four noncompetitive cycle rides will be available. For the 100- and 62.5-mile runs, check-in will be at […]

Spurs ride to victory

LVUSD History Challenge

1. True or false: In 1888 teachers were paid $2 per month, orsometimes nothing. 2. In 1895 what was the nickname for an elderly teacher?a. Old Pelicanb. Old Geezerc. Old Bird 3. Where was the first school inLas Virgenes established?a. A barnb. A granaryc. A post officed. A private home 4. How many students were enrolled in Calabasas ElementarySchool in […]

‘It’s up to me,’ say student singers

Students invited to participate in art contest

Janss Marketplace is sponsoring a valley-wide art contest for students in public or private schools as well as homeschoolers. A panel of judges will evaluate the submissions and select winners in four age/grade categories: first through third grades, fourth through sixth grades, seventh through ninth grades, and 10th through 12th grades. Each of the four first place winners will receive […]

Students shine in art show

The Westlake Village Art Guild will sponsor a reception and awards ceremony for the 2013 Student Awards Juried Art Show from 4 to 7 p.m. Fri., April 12 at the Reyes Adobe, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills. The event is hosted by the City of Agoura Hills’ Cultural Arts Council and supported by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks. […]

College Corner

Start planning your summer School isn’t out yet, but it’s not too early for high school students to start making their summer plans. There is so much anxiety around college admission that choosing the “best” summer activity can be intimidating, but there are no rules about how you should spend the summer. Perhaps there is one rule. The more money […]

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