Local schools receive praise

I have lived in Los Angeles for over 60 years. My children all attended Los Angeles schools. I sadly watched our schools decline from some of the best to some of the worst. Because of that I have not been a supporter of public schools. When my daughter and son-in-law moved to Agoura because of the schools, I was skeptical. […]

Yacht Club going ‘trick or treat’

Westlake Yacht Club will present the fifth annual Trick or Treat Regatta on Sun., Oct. 21 on Westlake Lake, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. This is the first of three holiday series of regattas sponsored by Young Realtors of Westlake Village. The event is open to affiliated members of the Southern California Yachting Association and is popular with small […]

Children also suffer from heart disease

On March 28, 1990, Ali Sandoval of Thousand Oaks was born with congenital heart disease. Only hours old, Ali underwent her first surgery to insert a balloon so that she would breathe. At 5 months old, a "shunt" (tube) was inserted to relieve the pressure around the heart. At 22 months old, Ali underwent her most intense procedure. At 8 […]

Words of Hope

Words of Hope By Dr. Jon Wilson The never-ending stream of headlines over recent weeks have told a story of incredible crisis and tragedy. Every one of our lives has been touched by the crisis of events around us. There’s no escape; none of us are immune. To be alive and to be human is to know crisis and tragedy. […]

Doesn’t trust Crisafulli, prefers two incumbents and Wachs

Doesn’t trust Crisafulli, prefers two incumbents and Wachs In just three weeks, Agoura Hills voters will select three councilmembers to carry the city forward for the next four years. While the incumbents have voting records that are public for all to judge, Dan Crisafulli has been a frequent correspondent to The Acorn. A look at the letters from citizen Crisafulli […]

Pets should have identification

I met a friend the other day who was sad. Why? Her son and daughter-in-law’s dog got out and the couple is devastated. My first comment to my friend: "Did the dog have a tag on?" She replied, "No." It would be difficult to tell how may times our dog has been returned because we had her tags on her […]

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 […]

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