Special ed teen strives for normalcy

Acorn Staff Writer

Teachers over the years took Graham Denman’s fidgety and sometimes unruly behavior as a sign that he might be emotionally disturbed, and possibly a bad influence on other students if he continued to stay in public school. A decision last summer to keep the 14-year-old out of class for the first two and one-half months of the 2000 school year […]

Parade of Lights brightens Westlake Lake

The Westlake Yacht Club hosted its annual parade of lights on Sunday night. Members and visitors seemed genuinely pleased with the pageantry. "It was the best lights I’ve ever seen," said Susan Artoff, vice commodore of the club. Entrants road aboard electric powered vessels and paraded at first in a large circle that made several passes of the dock and […]

Holiday safety tips offered

The Ventura County Fire Protection District encourages community residents to observe the following tips for a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. Holiday safety The very objects that brighten the holiday season can darken festivities with accidental fire or injury if used improperly. Electrical decorations such as light strings, animated ornaments and figures are certainly enjoyable. However, they should be […]

Osteoporosis screenings offered LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Osteoporosis screenings offered LISA ADAMS/The Acorn OSTEOPOROSIS IS PREVENTABLE––Newbury Park resident Lois Park takes advantage of a $30 osteoporosis screening that occurs monthly at Sav-On, 1382 Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. Medical assistant Kelly Spratlen, right, administers a quick, easy and painless test that can tell a person if they’re at risk. Twenty-five million Americans have osteoporosis, many of them […]

Sumac families help those in need

At Sumac Elementary School last month, volunteer mothers and Manna Food Bank volunteers loaded up a truck with donated food for complete Thanksgiving dinners for specific families. Each Sumac class was assigned a family and given the family’s name and number of family members. Students were asked to donate all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Some classes also […]

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura Eight heavy construction vehicles had $4,670 in damages after vandalism in the 2900 block of Kanan Road between Nov. 24 and 27. Most of the damage was from smashed windows, mirrors, lights, etc. Agoura Hills Window of mini-blinds of a business had $1,000 in damages and a notebook computer and organizer were stolen ($1,550 additional loss) following […]

Klezmer to be featured in L.A. concert

Klezmer to be featured in L.A. concert Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring will present violinist/composer Yale Strom and his group Klazzj in two concerts, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., on Sat., Dec. 30 at 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. Klazzj performs an eclectic array of klezmer tunes from Khasidic sources, Yiddish folk songs and original pieces by Strom. Strom has researched, […]

A day for compassion, a Day of Infamy, another warning about coyotes

A day for compassion, a Day of Infamy, another warning about coyotes Saturday was a banner day for local residents who contributed food, toiletries, money or supermarket scrip for the 21st annual "Santa Comes to Agoura" food drive. A big tip of The Acorn hat goes also to the civic-minded folks who participated in helping sort, bag and deliver items […]

Donna Vella

Donna Vella Donna Vella of Prudential California Realty has been congratulated by broker/owner Bob Majorino and sales manager Nancy Eke for being the top sales producer at the Regional Sales Office for the month of October. In a 30-day period, she sold four properties valued at more than $1.4 million. Vella is a consistent top professional who has earned the […]

Just in time for the holidays

RIBBON CEREMONY––The doors officially open and a ribbon is cut at the new Hallmark Shop in Agoura Hills. It’s adjacent RiteAid in the Ralph’s Shopping Center on Kanan Road at T.O. Boulevard. The owner/operators are Harlan and Linda Munneke. Participating in the ribbon cutting are Agoura-Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce members left to right: Don Dusablon, Alex Soteras, store owner […]