Squirrel of the Month

HANGIN’ AROUND— An Acorn reader saw this healthy looking squirrel romping through an oak tree at Reyes Adobe Park in Agoura Hills. The squirrel is The Acorn mascot, and your enterprising photo of one in action is always welcome. Send high resolution photos along with information to

Pet of the week

PURR- FECTION— Puss is a wonderful cat that charms everyone she meets. A calm and gentle cat, she thoroughly enjoys sitting on a lap purring the day away. Meet Puss, ID No. 5211216, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting […]

School district names two new deans

The Las Virgenes Unified School District recently announced the appointment of Marty Freel and Mona White as new deans for student safety and wellness. The two positions will be funded through a more than $1-million grant from the Tobacco Grant Program awarded to LVUSD last spring by the California Department of Justice and Proposition 56. Prop. 56, the California Healthcare, […]

Agoura High music program’s got rhythm

Can you chew food and listen to music at the same time? Agoura High will present the third annual Rhythm and Chews Festival and fall concert from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave. The event will be a community affair with music and food to benefit the AHS music program. […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Sat., Nov. 3: Rhythm and Chews/11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classical concert/main stage/2 p.m. Mon., Nov. 5: TAB meeting/faculty dining room/5:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 6: International fair/ main quad/12:30 to 1 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Sat., Nov. 3: Model UN competition through Sun., Nov. 4/UCLA Mon., Nov. 5: PFC meeting/ media center/9 a.m. Dance boosters/lecture hall/6 p.m. Tues., Nov. […]

How to shop for health, drug plans

COMMENTARY /// Medicare

When you shop for a new car or truck, you don’t just buy the first one you see, do you? Probably not. You shop around, looking for the best deal you can get on a vehicle that fits your driving needs as well as your pocketbook. Well, it’s the time of year when you can shop for a Medicare health […]

Cycle with the sisters

The Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/San Fernando Valley will host a screening of “Bike Beyond,” a documentary about Type 1 diabetics who cycled across the country, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 5 at a private home in Agoura. Diabetes Sisters is a support group for women with Type 1 diabetes seeking to connect with others who […]

Salon is pretty in pink for breast cancer awareness

A-birding we will go this month

Conejo Valley Audubon Society members will hear from birder Benny Jacobs-Schwartz at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 5 at the meeting held at Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 439 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo. Educator, author and L.A. native Jacobs-Schwartz will give a presentation on his summer guiding in Alaska. He will share bird photos, videos and stories from the Kenai Peninsula. […]

Boutique has gingerbread, treats

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will host its 38th annual Gingerbread Fundraising Boutique from 6 to 10 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 8 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri., Nov. 9 at St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road in Westlake Village. Forty vendors will sell jewelry, apparel and home goods. Funds raised will go to the Conejo Free […]

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