A creative way to deal with the pandemic

As the use of masks has become more widespread, members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community have watched their ability to communicate via lip-reading disappear. To help with the issue, 17-year-old Isabella Appell, an 11th grader at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, created Talking Masks, which feature a clear vinyl panel that allows lip readers to see what the wearer is […]

Birthday on the go


The Calabasas Library is sponsoring the following free online events. For more information, go to Story times are posted online at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Fridays. on the library’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. The Writers’ Corner Club for students in grades three through seven will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sat., June 6 as […]

New leadership for Masonic lodge

Steven Wolvek of Simi Valley is serving this year as master of Conejo Valley Masonic Lodge No. 807 in Thousand Oaks. He succeeds past master Brandon Lippincott of Calabasas. The local lodge was established in 1961. Wolvek said, “I will do my best to maintain that and enhance the lodge’s legacy. “It is my priority this year to bring our […]

Zoom go the song circles

Like to play or listen to homemade acoustic music? will hold at least 12 Zoom-based song circles each month. Circles are open to everyone, not just members. All levels of ability are encouraged. Guests can also request a song of someone else or simply listen. Attendees are asked to have the most recent Zoom update and to keep their […]

All for dad

Father’s Day is June 21 and it’s important Dad gets the recognition he deserves, even if he has played joke or two on the family. This Father’s Day, The Acorn invites you to recall your dad’s funniest joke or prank. Did he also tell tall tales when the kids were young? Show your love for Dad by recalling his best […]

Kids and the new normal

COMMENTARY /// Life under lockdown

There are seven people living in my house: two older brothers who both attend Agoura High, my mother and father, and grandfather and grandmother. This whole lockdown thing has got us all a bit out of it. Our routines are different, kids attend school online, parents work from home and some aren’t working. It’s a tragic time that is stressing […]

Council to vote on new city manager

Gregory Ramirez, city manager of Agoura Hills, is expected to replace Dave Norman as Camarillo’s city manager, officials announced Thursday. The City Council will vote on his appointment Wed., May 27. If appointed, Ramirez’s first day will be July 1. “The City Council interviewed several very qualified city manager candidates and was impressed with Greg’s experience, management style and accomplishments […]

Love for mom goes the distance

Coronavirus has hit the elderly especially hard, with about half of Los Angeles County’s 1,900 COVID deaths reportedly coming from nursing homes. Operators of the homes are trying to keep senior residents protected from outside contact at all costs, but human contact and the benefit that it brings is important, too. Gerontologists agree: The mental health of seniors is just […]

La Reina announces return to class Aug. 11

La Reina High School and Middle School announced this week that because the size of its campus and enrollment allow for adequate social distancing, it will resume in-person classes in August, though online instruction will still be available for students with health concerns. But while students will return to campus next semester, the Class of 2020, who received their caps […]

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