Music for a cause MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Music for a cause MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn GETTING VOCAL––Lead singer Mike Young, center, and drummer Ryan Peterson of the band "Distinct" perform for a recent benefit concert at Oak Park High School. Local rock ‘n roll musicians generated money for the American Red Cross.

Teen date violence occurs everywhere, tips offered

It may seem like "puppy love," but teen relationships can be very intense. They can also be violent. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that one in five high school girls has been abused by a dating partner. Moreover, a study commissioned by the Empower Program (an organization that teaches young people about […]

Instruction underway at Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy will commence its fall semester of courses on Mon., Oct. 22. Located at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills, the academy offers adult education and courses to the community at large on a wide variety of Judaic subjects. A sampling of courses follows. Classes typically run from two to eight weeks and registration fees range from $10 […]

Likes incumbents

Likes incumbents This election is very important to the citizens of our city. There are candidates running for city council who have shown a complete inability to offer us the kind of representation we want and need to keep our city managed in an appropriate manner. These candidates have the ability to make, and loudly broadcast, their decisions on issues […]

Will miss big bands at Canyon

The Canyon Supper Club has featured big bands on Wednesday nights for the past several months. Most recently the bands of Robert Hanley and Harry Selvin (featuring singer Nancy Osborne) have appeared alternately on Wednesday nights. Before that the Alumni Association Band, under the direction of Randy Van Horne (also with Osborne), performed. Much to our disappointment, we understand that […]

Future Foundation selects award finalists

Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF) is an apolitical, nonprofit "think tank" organization dedicated to the study of issues important to its service area, generally defined from the Conejo grade to the Calabasas grade along the 101 Freeway corridor. The organization will host its inaugural ClvFFie Awards honoring individuals and groups in the Conejo-Las Virgenes region in various categories on Sat., […]

Candidate forum set for Tuesday

The League of Women Voters and First Neighborhood Property Owners Association is sponsoring the city of Westlake Village Candidates’ Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 23 in the First Neighborhood Community Center ballroom, 31830 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. The five candidates will answer questions. For more information, please call the First Neighborhood office between 9 a.m. and 1 […]

Westlake Village girl celebrates Bat Mitzvah

Deidre Behar, daughter of Jamie and Jose Behar of Westlake Village, was to have celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on Sat., Oct. 6 at Temple Etz Chaim in T.O. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the temple, and Cantor Pablo Duek were to officiate. Helping her celebrate this special occasion were her parents and 8-year-old sister, Siara. After her Bat Mitzvah, […]

Acorn editorial missed the mark

Acorn editorial missed the mark After reading your recent editorial, I am surprised and disappointed that you do not appear to be in touch with the residents of Agoura Hills nor did you appear to do any research. Had you done your research, you would have found: 1. The petition going around is not about Home Depot at all. The […]

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 […]