Kwanza holiday arrives

FIRST FRUITS OF THE HOLIDAY––Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday created in 1966. It begins on Dec. 26 with celebrations the rest of the month. The name Kwanzaa comes from the language of Swahili and translates into "first fruits of the harvest." For information on a Kwanzaa event scheduled for this Sat., Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at California Lutheran University […]

Your best bet is personal gifts

Do you know what tops the holiday wish list of the people you love the most? Although you may think you do, you might want to think again. If your loved ones are like most, they’d actually favor gifts the giver personally selects vs. an item from their own wish list. According to a recent survey, 72 percent of Americans […]

Lake Sherwood to host ‘Festival of Trees’ benefit

The Buena Ventura Chapter of Childhelp USA has scheduled its "Festival of Trees" to begin at 11 a.m. on Sun., Dec. 10, at Sherwood Country Club. The annual major fundraiser will include the popular Santa’s Kitchen offering baked goods for sale, a silent auction, boutique, and festively decorated Christmas trees awarded to two lucky winners. Childhelp USA is in its […]

Board of Education will decide tie votes

Acorn Staff Writer

Every few years, school boards in California must update their policies on elections. This is one of those years in Oak Park. One policy determines the procedure for deciding tie votes between two or more candidates elected to the board of education. There’s never been a tie vote in the history of the Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) elections. […]

Bar, Bat Mitzvahs celebrated

Several young people recently celebrated being called to the Torah as students of the Center for Early Jewish Education (CEJE) in Thousand Oaks. Kevin Paul, son of Robin and Steve Paul of Oak Park, celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on Nov. 4 in a ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills. Kevin’s great-grandparents, Ida and Charles Rosen, presented him with […]

Celtic music to greet Winter Solstice in Santa Barbara

Celtic music ensemble Queen Mab will celebrate the Winter Solstice with a concert at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 21 in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Fleischmann Auditorium. The group will present medieval and sephardic music, as well as the stirring melodies and dance tunes of Scotland and Ireland. Also featured will be two new instruments, a cello and […]

A Cul-de-sac Location With Oak Trees, BBQ, Pool and Spa are just some of the Features of this Plush Westlake Mediterranean Villa

A Cul-de-sac Location With Oak Trees, BBQ, Pool and Spa are just some of the Features of this Plush Westlake Mediterranean Villa This gorgeous Westlake Mediterranean villa offers extensive amenities with state-of-the-art kitchen, library and 5 bedrooms, each with its own separate bath. Featured are neutral décor, a cul-de-sac location, a huge rear yard, lush landscaping, oak trees, a built-in […]

Live in Your Own Old Agoura Horse Park

Live in Your Own Old Agoura Horse Park Situated on about one acre in the desirable neighborhood of Old Agoura is this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath custom pool estate that has been listed for sale by Tom Geiser of Young Realtors for $1,625,000. The 2-story residence spans about 5,070 sq.ft. and is highlighted by a grand family room with a […]

More patrols coming to The Trails area

Acorn Staff Writer

An increase in burglaries over the last three months in The Trails neighborhood in the city of Westlake Village has stimulated a response from both law enforcement and home-owners. One incident three weeks ago involved a nanny leaving a house in The Trails area. She was departing work at 11p.m. and was on her way home. As she was getting […]

Westlake Library announces winners of its Bookmark Contest

Westlake Village Library has announced the winners of its Children’s Book Week Bookmark Contest. "Fuel Your Mind!" was the theme of the contest. Entries were judged on creativity, originality and neatness. Winners from White Oak Elementary School were: Kindergarten-2nd grade: Oliver Davies, 1st place; Ben Nichta, 2nd place; Jamie DePippo, 3rd place. 3rd-5th grade: Will Davies, 1st place; runner-up, Morgan […]