High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 20: Karaoke night/G building/7 p.m. Tues., April 24: Spring musical/ main stage/7 p.m. Wed., April 25: Junior Java/10:20 a.m. Spring musical/main stage/7 p.m. Thurs., April 26: Spring musical/ main stage/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Sun., April 22: Alex’s Lemonade bake sale/Ralphs/7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon., April 23: Reno parent meeting for CHS music/lecture hall/6 p.m. Tues., […]

Custom home in equestrian community

The clerestory windows and walls of glass fill this open and airy mid-century modern-style home with natural light. The ranch house is privately gated and has views from a balcony or patio off every room. Old Agoura is a custom equestrian community. This home is a short stroll from Cheeseboro Canyon trails. The property includes sturdy covered corrals, a hay/tack […]

Clarifying two water bills

This letter is in response to Earl Duryea of Westlake’s letter to the editor in the April 12 edition of The Acorn titled “This water bill doesn’t float.” The main clarification I’d like to make is that unlike Senate Bill 623, Assembly Bill 2050 would not impose a tax on our water customers. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board […]

Sleepless in the Conejo

WIDE AWAKE—Attendees at the UCLA Health Women’s Conference April 10 at the Hyatt Westlake all indicate that they have experienced sleep problems. At left, Dr. Leena Nathan of UCLA Health Westlake Village opens the conference. The program addressed sleep deprivation, among other issues.

Students prove that the future is now

I, ROBOT— The Calabasas High School robotics team competes at the U.S. Open Nationals April 5 to 7 in Iowa. The teens made it into the quarter finals at the national level. Michael Yeung is the CHS robotics teacher. Above, senior Nirvana Baker and junior Seth Nicholson, team captain, work on their project. At left are teammates (from left) Nirvana, […]

Today’s demographics equals a shift in the real estate market

COMMENTARY /// Issues and solutions

Years ago, when the local communities were in the planning stages, the demographics were very different from what they are today. Most potential buyers were young families who found an abundance of new housing that their incomes could support. Now they are seniors, and many cannot afford to sell their homes because of the tax structure. Today’s young families cannot […]

Conejo versus Las Virgenes

High-performing school districts have a diverse group of stakeholders participating in developing new curriculum and modifying existing curriculum. I believe that school board members should be a part of the process of adopting/ modifying curriculum because, at the end of the day, it’s the elected trustees who are ultimately held responsible for the success and failures of local schools. It’s […]

Wound treatment recognition

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center is one of 16 centers out of 635 nationwide—and the only one in California—to receive the President’s Circle Center of Distinction award from Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months in its first full year of operation, including patient satisfaction higher […]

Funds for visual arts students

The Museum of Ventura County is taking applications for its visual arts scholarships through by 5 p.m. Tues., May 1. The scholarships are available to Ventura County residents who are high school seniors preparing to enter college in the fall of 2018 or any continuing college-level student of the visual arts. The Bonita C. McFarland scholarship is named for an […]

Century 21 sales associate in top 1 percent

Century 21 LLC has recognized sales associate Christy Rueckert with the Double Centurion Producer Award for outstanding sales production in 2017. The award is given to sales associates who are among the top 1 percent of real estate professionals nationwide. Rueckert is the 2017 top volume agent for the Camarillo office of Century 21 Troop Real Estate. She has received […]