Early deadline

New Year’s Day on Mon., Jan. 1 is a holiday and forces The Acorn Newspapers into early deadlines. Space must be reserved by noon tomorrow, Dec. 29 for all display and classified advertising in the Jan. 4 edition. Our office will be closed Mon., Jan. 1. Happy New Year!

Assistance League offers a hand

Christmas became a time of joy for the Transitional Living Care program at Many Mansions in Thousand Oaks when members of the Assistance League of Conejo Valley arrived with a homecooked meal, Christmas cookies, gifts, a decorated tree and baskets of a groceries. The Assistance League started the Tansitional Care program after Ventura County was granted federal money in 1999 […]

Couple tired of trees

If you think anyone can manage a Christmas tree lot, you’re wrong. Gary and Eilleen Rumsey, a retired couple from Oregon, heard about managing a tree lot in Agoura Hills from Eilleen’s sister who was going to manage a lot for herself in Moorpark. "We thought it might be fun," said Eilleen Rumsey. She and her husband packed up their […]

Business workshops set by SCORE

SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, offers a monthly series of workshops and seminars designed to help new business owners and operators conduct their businesses successfully. Staffed by volunteers, all of whom have retired from successful careers as owners or executives in a wide variety of businesses, SCORE also offers free one-on-one counseling at its Glendale headquarters and at […]

A price is being paid for women’s rights Shame, shame on who?

A price is being paid for women’s rights Shame, shame on who? Wherever chivalry in Westlake or anywhere else is dead, it got killed by women demanding equality. When men get snapped at for opening a door or even offering a seat in bus or train, do not blame them for the attitude of letting the ladies have their equal […]

Susan Stone Congratulated for Outstanding Production

Susan Stone Congratulated for Outstanding Production Susan Stone of White House Properties was recently congratulated by Marty Williams, president, for her outstanding production. She closed three escrows totaling $1.3 million during a one-week period. Stone, who is fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese, currently is studying Japanese and Hebrew. Specializing in the west San Fernando Valley and east Conejo Valley […]

Planning commissioners send proposed office building back to drawing board

Acorn Staff Writer

The Calabasas Planning Commission rejected a proposal for a new office building and told the developer to go back to the drawing board and rethink his plans before returning to the commission. Only three of the commissioners discussed the proposal. Chairman Mike Tingus excused himself from the discussion because he had represented the applicant in brokering the deal. Commissioner James […]

Santa Claus puts in overtime CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Santa Claus puts in overtime CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn DIRECT MAIL––Each year, just before Christmas, Joe Truxman, a 16-year post office employee, comes to work at the Agoura Hills Post Office dressed as Santa, complete with beard, boots and hat. Truxman spends his full shift in the costume and brings a smile to everyone at the counter. Agoura Hills Postmaster Joel […]

Some helpful hints to bring the family home for a reunion

Getting the entire family together in one place may seem harder than ever these days. Children move away for college and careers, leaving the older generations longing for the good old days when families spent their whole lives in the town. One surefire cure for those empty-nest blues is the family reunion. Not only are you gathering your brood for […]

Less than a week remaining CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Less than a week remaining CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN––We’re not trying to depress students in Oak Park Unified School District, but the sign at Oak Park High School tells it all. There’s less than a week of winter break. Parents, however, might not be depressed. Districts vary on when breaks start and end.

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