The winner of our annual photo contest

FIRST PLACE PHOTO–Westlake Village resident George Turek collects $100 for this picture in our Y2K ‘‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation" photo contest. George was visiting Montego Bay, Jamaica, in June when he was captured on film with his Acorn. We think George will probably use the hundred bucks to invest in something practical-like a pair of pants, "Mon!" See more […]

Holiday craft festival begins taking vendor applications

Vendor applications are available for space rental at the Holiday House Crafts Festival scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 11 at the Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. It’s sponsored by Conejo Recreation and Park District. Cost is $5 for a nonrefundable processing fee, $32 for an outside space and $37 for […]

Advice for women whose biological clocks are ticking

Women should talk to their doctors about their reproductive health concerns. That’s the message behind a new educational campaign by supermodel Rachel Hunter, called "Women in Balance: Health, Sexuality and Hormones." Hunter, in her 30s and a mother of two, joins a medical advisory board of renowned reproductive health experts to draw attention to the reproductive health needs and concerns […]

Maccabi star

MEETING A PRO–Alexandra Novak, left, an Agoura High freshman and member of the 13/14-year-old girls’ Maccabi basketball team from Los Angeles, poses with gymnast Kerri Strug, a gold medal winner in the 1996 Olympics. The two met during opening ceremonies of this summer’s Maccabi games in Tucson, Ariz. Novak’s team went 6-0 and won a gold medal.

Sukkah mobile will tour the community

To help celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, Chabad of the Conejo is constructing a Sukkah Mobile that will tour shopping centers in Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Westlake Village from Mon., Oct. 16 through Thurs., Oct. 19. Tours to senior homes are also scheduled. The mobile will have a Sukkah (hut) on the back of a flatbed, and will offer visitors […]

Zero tolerance revisited in OPUSD

Each and every athlete at Oak Park High School has to sign a contract that he or she fully understands the repercussions that will occur if they are found consuming alcohol, drugs or tobacco. That by participating in any of these areas, they cannot participate in any after school program for a full year. Mr. Billingsley explains to each and […]

Located On A Very Quiet Cul-de-sac

Located On A Very Quiet Cul-de-sac Come and enjoy this warm home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Westlake’s desirable First Neighborhood. It has almost 3,000 sq.ft., including a large family room, downstairs bedroom suite and a bright living room. New carpet, plantation shutters, a large family room, 2 fireplaces, a 3-car garage, private backyard with sparkling pool and spa all […]

Hoyt and Snowden Congratulated

Hoyt and Snowden Congratulated Marcia Hoyt and Beverly Snowden have been congratulated by Prudential California Realty’s owner/broker Bob Majorino, and sales manager Nancy Eke for their recent 30-day statistics. During a one-month period, Hoyt and Snowden sold seven properties valued at more than $5.3 million. Backed by combined experience of 28 years, and having won the top team award in […]

Local districts make the grade Schools score high in Stanford 9 tests

Acorn Staff Writer

Local districts make the grade Schools score high in Stanford 9 tests For the second consecutive year, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) turned in one of the best overall performances in the Conejo and San Fernando valleys as a result of scores posted in standardized testing. Agoura High School and Lindero Canyon Middle School won the area’s top high […]

Mediation: Alternative to litigation Oak Park man helps opposing parties reach common ground

Acorn Staff Writer

Mediation: Alternative to litigation Oak Park man helps opposing parties reach common ground Instead of tying up the court systems, Oak Park resident Keith Schulner, 34, has embarked on what he believes to be a more civilized and efficient way to resolve issues — through mediation. His company is Waterside Mediation and Consulting, and you can visit him via computer […]