CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn ENJOYING TOGETHERNESS Children from local elementary schools relax during holiday vacation with Winter Camp activities offered at May Boyer Park by Rancho-Simi Park and Recreation District. Expressing themselves with crayons and coloring books are left to right: Rachel Debiase of Brookside Elementary, Sarah Roberts of Red Oak, Juliana Debiase of Brookside and Veronica Pounds from Oak Hills. […]


SAT., DEC. 30 Pacin’ Paramount National Park Service: Easy-paced 1-hour walk begins 9:30 a.m. at Paramount Ranch, Cornell Way and Kanan Road, Agoura Hills. (805) 370-2301 SUN., DEC. 31 New Year’s Eve Dance Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O.: Free fotos and music by The Windsors for adults 50+ dance 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. $20 but […]

Life in prison is totally unjustified

Life in prison is totally unjustified I commend the reporting of the recent article "Appeals underway in local murder case." This article was both fair and accurate. I was glad to see your support for Brandon and Tony in your opinion titled "Life is Unfair." However, your paper’s opinion that a life without possibility of parole sentence is reasonable even […]

MIckey Elliot

MIckey Elliot Mickey Elliott of Prudential California Realty was recently congratulated by the company’s broker/owner Bob Majorino and branch manager Darrell Bradbrook for earning the top producer award in the Westlake Village office. During a recent 30-day period, she produced more than $3 million in real estate. Elliott is a member of Prudential’s elite Chairman’s Circle, ranking her among the […]

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 […]