2015-08-20 E-Edition

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Campaign season off to exciting start


Acorn readers will be treated to unprecedented election coverage by the newspaper this fall. With the City of Calabasas moving its municipal election from March to November in 2015, voters will decide city council races not only in that city but also in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. Ballots also will be cast in the Las Virgenes Unified School District […]

‘Home Alone’ star sculpts statue for City of Agoura Hills

Actor Daniel Stern also keeps busy as an artist

Actor, artist and family man Daniel Stern likes to keep busy. He hasn’t had one year off from acting, directing or having some kind of film or television project in the works since he landed his debut role as Cyril in the 1979 movie “Breaking Away.” His breakthrough role in the 1982 film “Diner” led to scores of acting jobs […]

Farm fresh to you

GOOD TO EAT—Malibu Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Civic Center Way, Malibu. Vendors sell a variety of organic fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared food and packed food. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available. Patrons can come for lunch, to shop and to hangout.

LVUSD opens with new teachers, technology and vision

The first day of school yesterday in Las Virgenes Unified School District ushered in a slew of changes including new teachers, administrators, programs, facilities and even a slightly larger student body at the 17 schools. Five new principals and 65 new teachers joined the district this year. “ We’re thrilled about the upcoming school year,” Superintendent Dan Stepenosky said. “We’re […]

Political Cartoon

Uplifting Tunes

Eric “Medicine Man” Alvarado plays his flute during the Music/Cultural Program at the Satwiwa Indian Center in Newbury Park on Aug. 1. In addition to the free inspirational flute concert at the center, Alvarado also shared stories of Native American culture and traditions and explained what inspired his music.

Winning with wooden bats

NOT BORING—The Agoura Drillers, ages 6 and 7, capture the USSSA Wood Bat Tournament in Simi Valley on Aug. 16. Back row from left: Yasha Bronshteyn, Joe Carndinal, Mark Ward, Rashad Parker and Devin Sirkus. Middle row: Brady Sirkus, Judah Sobel, Michael Bronshteyn, Jack Brinkman, Finn Ward and Jayden Parker. Front row: Trevor Woodward, Preston Lee, Carson Barber, Jordan Tagawa […]

Theater director embraces new assignment

Although Elizabeth Brasler, longtime theater teacher at Agoura High School, was stunned when she found out that she would no longer run the theater program at AHS, she said she looks forward to her new challenge of teaching English and health classes at the school. Brasler was the high school’s theater director for seven years, and under her guidance the […]

Why widen Agoura Road?

How sad that our elected leaders decided to widen Agoura Road near Kanan Road. This is a complete waste of money because traffic is light most of the time, except on rare occasions when the 101 Freeway backs up. More taxes go down the drain that could have been used for things we really need, like better schools, bigger parks […]