Founder of nonprofit group finds destiny more sweet than bitter

Acorn Staff Writer

Gary Romanowski, founder and president of PLEASE LISTEN! was 22 years old when he prayed for something he had no reason to believe would ever happen. While working at the Spastic’s Children’s Foundation in Chatsworth, he realized how lonely the children were without families. One little boy became attached to Romanowski, and his heart ached for him. It was at […]

Docent training classes scheduled for Stagecoach Inn

Volunteers are invited to attend docent training at Stagecoach Inn Museum beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thurs., Sept. 7. The seven sessions of training include learning the history of the Conejo Valley’s three early cultures. Featured will be Kent Christenson, an expert on the Chumash culture, and Miriam Sprankling, curator of history at the museum. A training handbook and other […]

Westlake High School student earns coveted Eagle Scout badge with community service project

Thousand Oaks Acorn Editor

Westlake High School student earns coveted Eagle Scout badge with community service project Reaching out to earn the wings of an eagle, one local Boy Scout added to the foundation of a literacy program that may someday help others to follow him to the skies. Jason Steiner, 17, a Thousand Oaks resident attending Westlake High School, was finishing the final […]

Sheriff’s Log Agoura Hills

Sheriff’s Log Agoura Hills An apartment window was targeted with a bb- or pellet gun on Colodny Drive on Aug. 19 or 20 ($180 damage).   Calabasas Graffiti damage on a restroom wall was $400 after vandalism on Aug. 18 or 19 on Commons Way.   Oak Park In the 5800 block of Hickory Lane at 2 p.m. July 30, […]

Want a free car?

Acorn Automotive Editor

FreeCar Media, creator of the newest form of out-of-home advertising, is redefining the meaning of FREE by giving away cars wrapped in logos and branding messages to eligible drivers. Hard to believe? Drivers can simply go to http://www.FreeCar.com and register, answer a number of lifestyle-related questions and they could be tossed the keys to a brand new SUV or other […]

Does A Beautiful Backyard Featuring A Rock Waterfall, Spa, and Barbecue Sound Good To You?

This beautiful home in Morrison Ranch Estates is on a great cul-de-sac with lots of children. This home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a loft that can be easily converted into a fifth bedroom. The downstairs bedroom has a full bath, while the master bedroom has a fireplace and a sitting room that is great for an office or […]

Driving program for seniors offered

The Senior Source Program of the Sherman Oaks Hospital will offer "AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving Program" from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 12 and 19, at the Senior Citizen Annex Building, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Drivers age 55 and up may be able to qualify for a discount on their auto insurance by completing […]

Makeup workshops to take place in Oak Park

Makeup workshops to take place in Oak Park Professional makeup artist Monique Powers will conduct four workshops at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park teaching teens and adults techniques used by the pros. Corrective makeup for all skin types and skin tone will also be taught. Classes are 2.5 hours long from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 11 […]

New high school opens CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

New high school opens CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn RIBBON CUTTING–Oaks Christian High School Headmaster Jeff Woodcock, center, holds the ribbons while Westlake Mayor Iraj Broomand (with scissors) cuts the ribbon that signifies the official opening the area’s newest high school. Chamber of Commerce members as well as local dignitaries from Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills attended the ceremony last […]

Kids gather at Gateway Church LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Kids gather at Gateway Church LISA ADAMS/The Acorn ‘IF YOU NEED ME I’LL BE AT THE BEACH’–Gateway Foursquare Church youth pastors Josh and Mendy Crocker, left, take their youth group to the beach. Now that summer’s wrapping up, Josh and Mendy will have a variety of fun things for children to do this autumn. To get involved and find out […]