Calabasas tastes great

Turnout was high for the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce’s first "Lite Bite 91302: A Taste of Calabasas." The brainchild of Larry Negrin, the chamber’s chairman of the board, the recent event featured 15 restaurants and food service stores from the Commons and the Courtyard that set up booths and offered samples and small plates of their fare. Hosted by Caruso […]

Citizenship seminar held

Pepperdine University recently hosted more than 270 high school juniors and seniors on their Malibu campus for the 24th annual Southern California Youth Citizenship Seminar (YCS). Participants were nominated by their school principal or counselor on the basis of character and leadership ability, and most are ranked in the upper quarter of their class. "The purpose of our program is […]

Parents must play pivotal in kids’ education

Kids who dread the prospect of spending more hours in school and taking more standardized tests may be surprised to find support from an unexpected source: America’s parents. According to a new survey, only one in four parents believes that adopting year-round classes would have a significant positive impact on student performance, and fewer than one in five support lengthening […]

Temple to explain High Holy Days

Temple to explain High Holy Days The community is invited to gain an understanding of the holiest and most important holidays of the Jewish calendar from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 6 in the Social Hall at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Rabbis Greenbaum and Dubowe along with Cantor Halpern will explain the significance, […]

Acorn Editorial Submission Policy

The Acorn welcomes your letters and comments. “Letters to the Editor” should be no longer than 300 words, although The Acorn reserves the right to make occasional exceptions to this policy. Hand-written letters are acceptable only if they are legible. Letters must contain the writer’s telephone number and address, for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be accepted and […]

North Area Plan to take next step on Aug. 29

North Area Plan to take next step on Aug. 29 The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing for the Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan implementation program at 9 a.m. on Wed., Aug. 29 in Room 150, Hall of Records, 320 W. Temple St., in the Civic Center. Testimony regarding the program will be taken […]

Red Cross prepared to teach CPR

The Ventura County Chapter of the American Red Cross will teach a course in Adult CPR from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 22 at the Conejo Valley Community Center, 1300 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. The cost recovery fee is $30. For more information or to pre-register, please call (805) 339-2234, ext. 233.

CLU offers scholarship, internship opportunities

Three area financial planning businesses have joined with California Lutheran University’s (CLU) Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program to offer a new scholarship/internship opportunity for MBA students in the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certificate program. DTS Financial Group in Ventura, Mark Kamerman of American Express in Simi Valley and Business Consultants Group of Westlake Village will award full scholarships to […]

Oak Park youth is called to Torah

Oak Park youth is called to Torah Michael Watts, son of Leah Watts of Oak Park and David Watts, was called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah of the Center for Early Jewish Education (CEJE) on Aug. 11. The service was at the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills. Michael has been a student at CEJE in Thousand Oaks for […]

On the Trail


Nearly every person I know wears eyeglasses and thinks nothing of it. My own father had such poor eyesight he sported a different pair of glasses for practically every occasion imaginable. Me, I’m cool to the idea of wearing eyeglasses and so have been getting practiced in the "revelatory squint" to detect detail. Some of the results are off by […]