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The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly On the Town Calendar section. The types of items we welcome include club meetings, garage/ bake sales that benefit a worthy cause, service club activities, library events, nonprofit musical and theatrical productions, nature walks, festivals, holiday events, and school-related activities such as plays, concerts or […]

Year of progress in local public schools

EDUCATION 2015 Year in Review

The year in local education began with a focus on health. With concerns that a reemergence of measles could turn into an epidemic, Las Virgenes Unified School District took a hard look at vaccination rates at local schools and found that 42 percent of students at Mariposa School of Global Education in Agoura Hills had not been vaccinated for measles, […]

Free exhibit at CLU features painter, sculptor

A free Cal Lutheran University exhibit titled “Pretty People” will feature works by painter Zhenya Gershman and sculptor Lynn Christopher from Jan. 9 through Feb. 26, with a reception at 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 30, in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture on campus in the Soiland Humanities Center. Gershman paints portraits of her muse, Los Angeles model […]


Students have soft spot for critters

SPREADING THE WARMTH—Sue Pitzer, back row right, and her second-grade class at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas send their holiday greetings. In addition, the class wanted to help animals this year, so the kids made fleece blankets and prepared goodie bags with food, toys and other items that were donated to the Agoura Animal Shelter on Dec. 19. PetSmart […]


Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $1,000 laptop computer and a $30 sweater from a car parked in the valet lot of Padri’s restaurant in the 29000 block of Agoura Road Dec. 19. An attempted theft was reported on Chesebro Road Dec. 19. A woman wearing green hospital scrubs and gloves tried to take items from an unlocked vehicle parked […]


The Calabasas Library at 200 Civic Center Way will present these free programs in January. For more information, call the library at (818) 225-7616 or go to www.cityofcalabasas.com/ library.html. The Calabasas Library will be closed on Fri., Jan. 1 and Sun., Jan. 19. Yoga and You at noon on Thurs., Jan. 7 and 21. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a […]

Bird and tree have lasting relationship

Is it a human’s responsibility to provide habitat for wildlife? This question weighed heavily on me and my friend as we tackled a long overdue trim of a particularly unruly scrub oak in her backyard. The fire department did not like the tree. The board of directors that oversees our community did not like the tree. My friend had mixed […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 1: Winter break-no school Mon., Jan. 4: Late start day Tues., Jan. 5: Grad Nite meeting/ A1/7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 7: Junior Java/main quad/10:20 to 10:30 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 1: Winter break-no school Mon., Jan. 4: PFC meeting/lecture hall/9:30 a.m. Wed., Jan. 6: Theater boosters/ black box/7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 7: Financial aid workshop/lecture […]

Mountain lions are the 2015 Citizens of the Year

The mountain lions that call the Santa Monica Mountains home were the talk of the town in the year past. For more than 20 years, National Park Service biologists have been tracking over two dozen cougars that live in the region. Five animals that were part of the study died this year: P-32, P-34, P-36, P-37 and P-43. The death […]

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