Support group forming for mothers who breastfeed

Special to The Acorn

The feeling a mother gets when she first holds a newborn infant is unique. Precious, totally dependent and completely innocent—a baby’s face helps motivate mothers to nurture their infants. La Leche League, a group that advocates breastfeeding and seeks to give advice and support to expectant mothers, has started a new chapter in Agoura Hills. Jennifer Lebowitz and Diedre Wachbrit […]

Westlake man assists Red Cross efforts

John Stroud of Westlake Village, government liaison officer with the Red Cross response team, was among three disaster workers recently deployed by the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles to assist in the Red Cross emergency relief efforts in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia. Heavy rains earlier this month caused severe flooding and mudslides that have devastated as […]

Register now for classes

Registration for California State University Northridge’s fall extension program is now underway on a walk-in or mail-in basis. CSUN Extension offers the community an array of professional development and self-enrichment classes, including accounting, business and management, computer software, foreign languages and English as a second language, television and film production and much more. Most classes take place evenings or weekends […]

Country blues coming to T.O. park

Country blues coming to T.O. park Bill and Bonnie Hearne will perform their brand of country blues music at 5 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 12 in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park, at the corner of Dover and Hendrix Aves., Thousand Oaks. The free concert is presented by Conejo Recreation and Park District. Those attending are asked to leave […]

Credit counselors open an office in Woodland Hills

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Los Angeles (CCCS-LA) has opened a branch counseling office in Woodland Hills at 21421-3 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 153. "We’ve decided to open an office in Woodland Hills to better serve the West San Fernando Valley during these more challenging economic times," said Richard Pittman, director of counseling and housing for CCCS-LA. "We have a branch […]

‘Santa Comes to Agoura’

The 2001 "Santa Comes to Agoura" Committee is already looking for a few good elves. They need help organizing the local food drive, which will culminate on Dec. 1 at the Do-It Center in Agoura Hills. For those interested in joining the drive to help local needy neighbors, please call Patti Wolfson at (818) 889-8338.

Local residents earn degrees

Alok Kumar of Oak Park has been awarded a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Brian Kendall Spicer of Thousand Oaks received his Master of Arts degree from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.

Tabletop fundraiser set for Oaks Mall

"Setting a Place for Seniors," the annual tabletop benefit for Senior Concerns, will be from Fri. through Sun., Aug. 24, 25 and 26, at the Oaks Shopping Center, Thousand Oaks. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 24; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 25 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 26. Proceeds […]

Home Depot opponents to rally on Saturday

Citizens for Responsible Growth will rally at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 11 to collect signatures that would take the Home Depot proposal before voters in a special election next January. The drive will begin in the Do-It Center parking lot, 28750 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills.

Meet with law enforcement

The community is invited to join members of local law enforcement in informal yet informative coffees from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Corner Bakery in the Calabasas Commons shopping center. Residents can participate in open forum discussions on any and all local matters with Robert DiSantis, special assignment deputy for Westlake Village and Calabasas; Shawn Brownell, community relations […]