Gym transformed for High Holiday services

Gym transformed for High Holiday services Last year when Congregation Or Ami of Calabasas—a synagogue without a building—wanted to open up the seating capacity for High Holiday services beyond the size of the hotels and function halls the temple had used in the past. The new Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center on Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas became the solution. The […]

Remember that your children need tender loving care now more than ever

Remember that your children need tender loving care now more than ever When tragedy occurs we must take into consideration the feelings of our children. They are vulnerable and open to fear and confusion due to hysteria from their parents, their teachers, and the media. One 14-year-old girl from Oak Park said that she had heard on the news someone […]

OPUSD hopes to hit a jackpot

Special to The Acorn

The state of California may reward energy conservation at schools this year to the tune of $33 to $35 per student. With 3,585 students enrolled, that translates into a sizeable amount of money for Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD), and the board of education passed a recent resolution to ensure the district isn’t passed over for the additional state […]


Support groups offered at Los Robles

Los Robles Regional Medical Center sponsors a series of ongoing, free support groups open to the community. Their monthly programs include the following: The Breastfeeding Support Group meets to talk and learn about special breastfeeding techniques, at Los Robles Regional Medical Center, 215 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Babies welcome. For more information, call (805) 370-4699. The Us, Too group […]

CLU celebrates new athletic complex to come

CLU celebrates new athletic complex to come In celebration of the future athletic facilities on California Lutheran University’s (CLU) North Campus, the university is hosting a "Fields of Dreams" event the evening of Sat., Sept. 29 that includes dinner, entertainment and a sneak preview of the vision for the campus north of Olsen Road. The event will also include a […]

Seminar explores Old Testament in a new way

King of Glory Lutheran Church will host a special seminar, "Walk Through the Old Testament," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., Sept. 29 at the church, 2500 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The program is a non-denominational "adventure of the Old Testament." The goals are to: Review the major people, places and events of the Old Testament; arrange the same […]

How much can we hope for, if we’re bickering over Home Depot?

How much can we hope for, if we’re bickering over Home Depot? I rarely watch the news. The news is mostly negative, and I personally find the impact devastating on my empathic nature. By pure accident, in real time, I watched in dumbstruck horror as the New York World Trade Center Towers came tumbling down Tuesday morning. It was total […]

School board candidate says he has dollars and sense in mind

Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura Hills resident Gordon Whitehead says school budgets have become so big and complicated that Las Virgenes Unified School District boardmembers could use an accountant. Whitehead, a partner in the certified public accounting firm of Beck, Whitehead & Company, thinks he’s the right man. One of five candidates for the Nov. 6 school board election, Whitehead said he wants to […]

Adjust your habits for shorter days, longer nights

As the days get shorter, it will get dark even earlier. More children will be traveling home from school and other activities in the dark, which puts them at greater risk of injuries from traffic crashes. Children are most likely to be hit by a car when they are close to home, at midblock locations, between 4 p.m. and 8 […]