2000-12-21

Happy Hanukkah!



LIGHTING THE MENORAH––Assisted by Von’s store manager Ray Gonzales, center, and assistant manager Bob Ordas, right, Rabbi Yisroel Levine of Chabad of the Conejo places a Menorah near the front entrance of the Von’s Market on Kanan Road at Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Agoura Hills. Local neighborhood Chabads annually place Menorahs in malls and supermarkets to help spread the light […]

Westlake: A home of holiday generosity LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



Westlake: A home of holiday generosity LISA ADAMS/The Acorn MARINES, TOYS AND TINY TOTS– Lance Cpl. Colin Lind, above left, joins Staff Sgts. Jeremy Anderson and William Satterfield in collecting toys donated by Westlake High School families that will be given to needy children. Students participating in the annual Toys for Tots program more than doubled vs. last year’s effort. […]

Stop making excuses for domestic violence



Many families may be able to enjoy a happier holiday season if they take steps to reduce tensions and defuse potentially volatile situations before they start. Some people believe that domestic violence increases during the holiday season. However, statistics show no clear increase or decrease at this time of year. However, domestic violence does continue to affect all facets of […]

Westlake teens don’t waffle over Wiffle ball

Acorn Staff Writer
What do members of the Westlake High School basketball team do for rest and relaxation when they


Acorn Staff Writer What do members of the Westlake High School basketball team do for rest and relaxation when they’re not on the court? They smack the Wiffle ball into oblivion. Long ball hitters and home run kings step up to the plate several times a week in the backyard stadium of Terence Gelke’s Westlake Village home, affectionately called "Chan […]

Christian Science Church plans sermon



Christian Science Church plans sermon "Christ Jesus" is this week’s Bible lesson-sermon at Christian Science Church, with keynote text from Isaiah 9:6. The service begins at 10 a.m. on Sun., Dec. 24, at 305 Conejo School Road in Thousand Oaks. For more information, please call (805) 495-3203.

Canadian singer to entertain in T. O.



Ventura County Superintendent of Schools will present Canadian singer Charlotte Diamond in a fun-filled concert geared for children ages 4 to 8 at 10 a.m. and noon on Feb. 26 in the Kavli Theatre of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza complex. A popular children’s performer in Canada, Diamond has won three Parents’ Choice Awards. Her music, as well as […]

Located On a Very Large Lot



Located On a Very Large Lot Situated on a large lot on a desirable corner point location in Westlake Village is this 4 bedroom, 3 bath Southshore waterfront view/pool estate that has been listed for sale by Joan Young of Young Realtors for $1,150,000. The residence is highlighted by a living room, family room, atrium and dining room. Other amenities […]

Merry Christmas!



THE REAL REASON FOR CHRISTMAS––This Nativity featuring live animals and costumed actors captures a scene from the Biblical Christmas. It was a dramatic finale to last weekend’s Bethlehem Experience at Westminister Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village. The annual three-night presentation attracted approximately 1,000 vehicles. Motorists cruised through with their headlights off and viewed a variety of reenactments of Bethlehem.

Dancers step up with fundraiser LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



Dancers step up with fundraiser LISA ADAMS/The Acorn ‘HIGHWAY TO THE TOP’–– Westlake Village resident Monique Thomas, 9, left, and Oak Park resident Kassi Underhill, 12, shop for holiday gift baskets during a fundraiser at the Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center, 5015 Cornell Road in Agoura Hills. Proceeds will help support the studio’s award-winning dance teams as they […]

During the holidays Kids need time with dads

and Joe Woodward

During the holidays Kids need time with dads During the holidays, working fathers often find they have a little extra time to spend with their children. Living in Southern California, there are a host of fun and inexpensive day trips dad and the kids can enjoy. First, some helpful and basic ground rules: before you get in the car and […]


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