2016-04-07

Kiernan takes the helm at Lupin Hill Elementary



NEW PRINCIPAL—Meet Jessica Kiernan, the new principal for Lupin Hill Elementary School. The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education put Kiernan in charge of the Calabasas campus during their March 22 regular meeting.

Don’t be a party pooper



Common courtesy and the law requires that you pick up after your dog. That doesn’t mean pick up the poop, put it into a bag and leave the bag behind. There are trash cans all around your walking circuit; please use them. Stan IsraelAgoura Hills

Watch out for dating deal-breakers

Single Files

In one of my former lifetimes— like in the 1980s and ’90s—I used to love watching Oprah’s show for the advice and inspiration she offered her audiences as well as the usually heart-warming (and sometimes heartbreaking) interviews. Alas, when she got her own network—literally called OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network— my cable budget didn’t allow for me to watch her […]

Facing fear and kicking it away with rhinestone-studded sandals

COMMENTARY /// Ms. Senior Pageant


Several years ago, a small article in the Acorn caught my eye: “Contestants wanted for the Ms. Senior Conejo Valley Pageant.” Growing up in the 1960s, I always watched the Ms. America Pageant on television and practiced modeling with a textbook on my head. A young girl’s fantasy. But a contest for seniors? I tore out the paragraph and stuck […]

Interview with ‘Children of Eden’ cast




A pall has been cast over rehearsals for Cabrillo Music Theatre’s “Children of Eden.” The recent announcement of Cabrillo’s shutting its doors because of a lack of funds has hit its young cast hard. As many theater fans know, Cabrillo Music Theatre has been the beacon that shines the way for aspiring local performers. With only two shows remaining, “Eden,” […]

Scholarships for public works-related majors



The Ventura County Chapter of the American Public Works Association offers scholarships for high school students entering college or university in an engineering/public works-related major from any high school within the APWA Ventura Chapter membership region. The region includes: Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Ventura County unincorporated areas. The scholarships are worth $500 to $1,500. Applicants must be […]


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