Plant volunteers needed

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking volunteers to assist in propagating native plants at the Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa nursery in Newbury Park. Activities include seed collection, processing and germination and plant propagation and care. The position provides an opportunity to learn about the indigenous plant species of the Santa Monica Mountains. For details, please call John Tiszler at (805) […]

Reduce your stress by getting organized

Before you know it, the holiday season will be here and gone. Here are some tips to keep you organized during this festive time of year. Plan Ahead Wrapping, baking, decorating and entertaining-is there time to get it all done? Definitely–if you plan ahead. Start by making lists-what needs to be done, what supplies are needed to get the job […]

‘Tribute to America’ coming to AHS

Agoura High School presents "Tribute to America," a fundraiser to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, at 7 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 30 in the "G" Building at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for students, children and seniors. […]

Torah scribe to visit Temple Beth Haverim

Torah scribe to visit Temple Beth Haverim Torah scribe Rabbi Shmuel Miller will conduct a Torah writing presentation and demonstration from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sun., Nov. 18 at Temple Beth Haverim, 5126 Clareton Drive, Agoura Hills. The public is invited to attend this event, which teaches the art of the Torah scribe. Rabbi Miller is specially trained in […]

Rotary Clubs, others praised

During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, five Rotary Clubs in the Conejo Valley, in an alliance with the Conejo Free Clinic, joined together in a project called "Bear Hugs for Mammo-grams" and raised money so women in financial need could receive a free annual mammogram. Over 400 bears were given as thank-you gifts for donations. We would like to offer […]

Young offenders make lives constructive

Acorn Staff Writer

Female youth offenders built a hut last week in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains as the first part of a planned Chumash Native American history exhibit. Serving sentences for crimes ranging from carjacking to armed robbery, the workers carried bundles of green rushes from a nearby pond in Rancho Vista Satwiwa, and stripped poles of bark to build […]

Sheriff offers guidelines for trying times

Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks would like to offer the following tips to the residents of Ventura County to help them get along during these days of concern and uncertainty. During this time of a heightened state of alert: Be patient with public safety and security personnel. Increased security in public places means longer lines and delays. These inconveniences are […]


THURS., NOV. 15 McTeacher’s Night Westlake Hills Elementary School will be beneficiary of funds raised between 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the McDonald’s Restaurant at 3805 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. School staff will be greeting guests, making change and flipping burgers. (805) 497-9339 FRI., NOV. 16 Empowering Women Guest speaker Jane Armstrong, active in California politics for 25 years, discusses […]

‘Mortals and Immortals’ is topic on Sunday

"Mortals and Immortals" is the subject of the Bible lesson-sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Nov. 18 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Romans 8:5. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also at 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Childcare is provided […]

Americans are generous; we hope it continues

Americans are generous; we hope it continues The generosity that America has bestowed on those families that suffered from the Sept. 11 tragedy has been marvelous. It has shown that greatness of America is not in its institutions, but in its people. The outpouring of compassion and caring that Americans showed the families that suffered losses is unmatched in history. […]

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