2013-04-25

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Educators worried Prop. 30 won’t make the grade



A movement is underway among local school officials and politicians to stop—or at the least slow down—Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to allocate up to 50 percent more funding to school districts that have lower socioeconomic standing. Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula, triggered by last November’s Proposition 30 public education tax hike, is not passing muster with educators and local leaders. […]

Park Service seeks local expansion

‘Rim of the Valley’ property coveted


The mountains encircling the Conejo and Simi valleys may soon become part of the U.S. National Park Service. The Conejo Mountain area, Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains make up the northwestern edge of what is known as the Rim of the Valley Corridor, an area that spans nearly 500,000 acres of mountains, forests and basins. Besides Simi and Conejo, […]

Give Mom her special day



Mother’s Day is Sun., May 12, 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, […]

New business brings Old Town to life

Hotel, restaurant add to the ambiance

A renovated hotel along with new restaurants and shops are helping to breathe life back into Old Town Calabasas, Located along Calabasas Road at the city’s eastern border, the western-style Old Town district is home to the historic Leonis Adobe Museum and includes shops and restaurants within walking distance of The Commons shopping center and Calabasas Civic Center. Channel West […]

MOM Deserves the Best



Moment. Your note to Mom will be published May 9 in the newspaper and online. Send your Mom Moment email to moms@theacorn.com. You may also submit your entry online at www.theacorn.com. You must include your name and hometown. Email and online submissions must be received no later than noon on Fri., May 3. Remember: your name, hometown and no more […]

Introducing new chapter



For the past 40 years the Acorn newspaper has played a steady role in community life, delivering the weekly news, features and sports that residents have come to rely upon. The Internet and social media have ushered in realtime story posting, breaking news and 24/7 coverage of purely local events in which the Acorn has specialized. By using old media […]

Oak Park schools win confidence



We did it again! Congratulations to the Oak Park Unified School District for two of our schools being chosen as California Distinguished Schools: Medea Creek Middle School and Oak Park High School. I am not surprised. I could call Bob in heaven and he would reply, “Eileen, no need to call me because I am also not surprised.” Oak Park […]

Says cops didn’t help the traffic



On Wed., April 17, I made an observation that I think many of my fellow commuters will agree with. Two signals were not functioning on Kanan during the morning commute as a result of a power issue the previous evening. I spent 43 minutes traveling 2.1 miles to the freeway on-ramp. Where were the deputies? Clearly, they were not directing […]