Agoura Hills, Westlake teens are called to Torah

Matthew and Dustin Sherman, twin sons of Renee and Stephen Sherman of Agoura Hills, were to celebrate their B’Nai Mitzvah last Sat., Sept. 8 at Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the Temple and Cantor Pablo Duek were to officiate. Both boys are eighth grade honor students at Lindero Canyon Middle School, Agoura Hills. Matthew […]

New theater to premiere new play

Acorn Staff Writer

With the preview performance scheduled for Fri., Sept. 21, The Vagabond Players of Ventura County will present its first stage performance of "L’Chaim- To Life" at the Backlot Theater in Thousand Oaks. Written by Martin Horsey, and directed by Linda Livingston, "L’Chaim To Life," is a true-to-life comedy revolving around the life of Bernie Berman, a Jewish widower in his […]

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Trail designation moves closer to reality

A resolution designating an official California state trail stretching between the Oregon and Mexican borders was approved by both the California Assembly and Senate recently. State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 20, a resolution designating the 1,200-mile long California Coastal Trail as an official state trail and directing the California Coastal Commission and the State Coastal Conservancy to […]

Conejo YMCA offers a variety of swim classes

Conejo YMCA offers a variety of swim classes Signups for fall group and private swim classes at the Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, are underway. Classes will be offered in the YMCA’s indoor heated swimming pool. Group lessons for children, toddler age through age six and above, meet twice a week (Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs.) for four […]

Yellow jacket stings can be avoided

Yellow jacket stings can be avoided Chances are, if you see a lot of black and yellow insects in late summer and fall, they’re yellow jackets. A queen yellow jacket builds her nest and lays eggs in the spring; by late summer she is surrounded by a full colony of thriving subjects that seem to love outdoor food or drink. […]

Punt, pass, kick event coming

The city of Agoura Hills will host the third annual NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass & Kick competition from 1 to 4 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22 at Chumash Park, on Medea Valley Drive across the street from the Agoura High School football stadium. This program offers boys and girls ages 8 to 15 the opportunity to compete against their peers in […]

Workmen’s Circle celebrates

The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring will have its annual Jewish New Year program at 1 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 18, Rosh Hashone Day, at 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. Historically, Rosh Hashone is the annual meeting of the Jewish people. The Workmen’s Circle program is "a thoughtful and meaningful response to the spirit of the season. Members and participants reflect […]

Concert in the park ADAM DAVIS/The Acorn

Concert in the park ADAM DAVIS/The Acorn JAMMIN’––Tom Ball, at left, plays harmonica with Kenny Sultan who plays guitar in a recent concert in the park at Peter Strauss Park in Agoura. Watch our Datebook for upcoming concerts.

Sept. 11, 2001: A dark day etched forever in our memories

Sept. 11, 2001: A dark day etched forever in our memories Americans can tell you where they were and what they were doing on Sun., Dec. 7, 1941. Americans can tell you where they were and what they were doing on Fri., Nov. 22, 1963. And Americans will also remember Tues., Sept. 11, 2001. But it isn’t only Americans who […]