2013-08-29 E-Edition

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Collectibles on display

ARTIFACTUAL—Below, Lois Julien, left, and Charlotte Myer wait to have a special clock appraised at the Aug. 21 Calabasas Savvy Seniors “Antiques Road Show.” See today’s story about the event on page 16.

Heroin claims the life of another local teenager

A crisis grows

For the second time this month, the community is mourning the death of a young man who succumbed to a deadly craving for opiates. Dozens of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers stopped at a makeshift memorial at the corner of Liberty Canyon and Country Glen roads in Agoura Hills last week to pay tribute to Joshua Isaac, 19, who died Aug. […]

New year brings new optimism to OPUSD

Oak Park schools rebound after recession

The Oak Park Unified School District opened classes yesterday with higher enrollment, stronger budget and increased safety measures on campuses. Enrollment increased by 180 students. The district now teaches approximately 4,700 children, Superintendent Tony Knight said. While additional students bring with them more revenue from the state, Oak Park received an extra boost this year due to the passage of […]

Calabasas commissioner resigns in a huff

Richard Thompson has resigned from the Calabasas Public Safety Commission, saying he was caught in a power play by the City Council and became powerless to improve the effectiveness of the citizen’s commission. According to Thompson, the City Council interviewed both incumbent and prospective commissioners at a meeting in June as a means to pry information about last spring’s heated […]

New Kanan bus shuttle ready to serve community

A new shuttle bus for residents of Agoura Hills and Oak Park is on the move. The Kanan Shuttle, featuring two 24-passenger shuttle buses with a logo of a leaping mountain lion on the side, will loop back and forth between the 101 Freeway in Agoura and Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park. The buses provide a safe and comfortable […]


Not just ‘boys will be boys’

What was supposed to be a dream trip to beautiful Hawaii for the Westlake High School football program has turned into a nightmare. On Sunday, we learned that a member of the team, a 17-year-old senior, had been arrested for sexually assaulting a teammate while the Warriors were on a six-day excursion to Honolulu for a football game, a once-in-a-lifetime […]

Not all classes are smaller

I was surprised to read your front page article in last week’s Acorn titled “Children head back to school as changes abound” and its subhead, “Las Virgenes applauds smaller class sizes.” I particularly found interesting the line, “Class sizes at the elementary schools have been maintained to meet the state goal of 24 students per teacher.” But White Oak, a […]

Feels school district ignores traffic it creates

A letter writer to The Acorn suggested that LVUSD provide a traffic cop to direct traffic at the intersection of Driver and Chesebro every school day in the morning and the afternoon so that the line of cars snaking through Old Agoura can move faster. The simplest solution, of course, would be for LVUSD to have the teenagers walk to […]