2013-06-27

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Bright students win national Eco Challenge




A group of six Oak Park High School students was among eight high school teams across the country to win an award in the air and climate portion of the Lexus Eco Challenge. Their participation in the environmental competition yielded a $10,000 prize. The students will use the money to install solar paneling at the Oak Park Library, which shares […]

Residents worried about Mariposa school expansion

Traffic, safety studies requested


Residents of the Fountainwood tract of Agoura Hills are concerned that the growth of an alternative education school that shares a campus with Sumac Elementary will negatively affect their neighborhood. Representatives of the Save Fountainwood Committee want Las Virgenes Unified School District to perform traffic studies and an environmental review, normally required for new schools under the California Environmental Quality […]

API test is aced again

Final year for STAR


School rankings based on standardized test scores show Oak Park and Las Virgenes unified school districts continue to be among the highest performing districts in the state. The limelight may or may not last. Next year the districts will be judged by a new set of national standards called Common Core. The Academic Performance Index (API) information released in May […]

Acorn expanding coverage on Twitter, Facebook



As the number one source of news and feature stories in the community, the Acorn Newspapers want to make sure you’re being served in the best way possible both in print and online. Whether you’re on a cellphone, tablet, laptop or desktop, now you can receive breaking news and up to the minute event information on Twitter by following @theacornonline […]

Too many bank robberies in the area



The sight of police helicopters buzzing overhead, though rare, has become way too frequent in this area since the start of the year. The biggest reason: an alarming string of unsolved bank robberies. Monday’s two-person heist of the First State Bank & Trust on Agoura Road between Lakeview Canyon Road and Westlake Boulevard in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks […]

Says Prop. 30 fooled the voters Rim of Valley study needed



This is a reminder to all the saps out there that were ignorant enough to vote for Prop. 30 last November, all of you gullible and naive enough to actually believe Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign of lies and distortion and his promise that this money would be used to fund public schools. Brown and the democratic legislature used children as […]

Hollywood comes to Agoura Hills



Last week for two nights, a hilltop in Agoura was lit with lights while Warner Brothers’ cast and crew were busy creating a part of an upcoming film “Inherent Vice,” directed by Paul Thomas Andersen. I can’t help but feel honored to have a major and professional film production working in our city. Our city already has numerous workers living […]

Encouraging words offered by fellow student



A couple weeks ago, there was an article in The Acorn about several girls who were to graduate from Agoura High. The story recognized them for their success, mostly academically. I was a member of their graduating class and know many of them personally, and they are all very ambitious and intelligent people. First of all, I think its wonderful […]

Traffc nightmare



Last Thursday I had an appointment in the East San Fernando Valley at 1 p.m. Knowing traffic could be a problem, I left a full hour before I was due to arrive. Traffic slowed to a crawl starting at Fallbrook and remained that way across the valley to Cahuenga Boulevard. There were no accidents earlier or present, no construction or […]