District hosts farewell party for incumbents Meyer, Berns

Acorn Staff Writer

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) hosted a gala farewell last week for longtime boardmembers Amy Berns and Charlotte Meyer, both of whom are retiring next month. A parade of songs, speeches, videos and anecdotes greeted the outgoing board members as admirers thanked them for a combined 22 years of service. "Amy and Charlotte have dedicated so many hours. It […]

Bradbury to chronicle his work

A recent recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, author Ray Bradbury will make a guest appearance on Thurs., Dec. 6 at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Known as much for his futuristic vision as for his lyrical and erudite writing, the author of "The Martian Chronicles," "Fahrenheit 451," […]

Holiday memorial service scheduled

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park and Mortuary will host a holiday memorial service at 7 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 5 in the Chapel of the Oaks, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The service is open to the public. A "Tree of Remembrance" will be available for anyone who would like to bring a picture, poem, letter or small […]

Chabad to present ‘The Chanukah Wonderland’

Chabad to present ‘The Chanukah Wonderland’ Chabad of the Conejo will host "The Chanukah Wonderland" from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 9 at Conejo Creek Park, adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Library. The fair of Jewish culture will feature holiday festivities, music, rides, game booths, kosher food stands, a petting zoo and pony rides, a tour of […]

Grant application process begins in Westlake

The city of Westlake Village is presently accepting applications for their 2002 Community Services Grant Program. Grants will be awarded in amounts of not less than $250, and a total of $50,000 has been set aside to support the program. Not-for-profit organizations that serve Westlake Village residents and provide specialized social services and cultural programs benefiting the citizenry are eligible […]

New Calabasas recreation brochure is ready

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department will be mailing out the winter 2002 "Recreation Programs and Community Events" schedule the week of Dec. 3 to all residents with a city of Calabasas zip code. The schedules may also be picked up at many local businesses, schools and other organizations. Classes will begin the week of Jan. 21. For more […]


FRI., NOV. 30 AHS Benefit Show Agoura High School presents "Tribute to America," a fundraiser for Sept. 11 victims, at 7 p.m. in school’s "G" Bldg., 28545 W. Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. Features song, dance and music by AHS Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band and Concert Band. $7-$20. (818) 707-3633 Round Meadow Tours Round Meadow Elementary School (LVUSD), 5151 Round Meadow […]

Jewish leader to lecture on Kabbalah’s influence

Rabbi Mendel Lipskar, one of the pioneers and leaders of modern South African Jewry, will present a lecture, "The Kabbalah—Finding Inner Peace in a World of Chaos," at 8 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 3 at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The presentation is open to the community at large. A $10 fee is required for advance […]

Activists call for repeal of utility tax in Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

Three Calabasas residents—Tom Hanson, Marcus Allen Frishman and Karmen Brower—have set the wheels in motion for a Calabasas ballot initiative to repeal the city’s utility user’s tax. (The latter two ran unsuccessfully for city council in an election last spring). The initiative was originally submitted by the Calabasas Taxpayers Alliance, a group that’s bankrolled several recent campaigns, allegedly made up […]

Toy drive ignites enthusiasm

The Ventura County Fire Department will join forces with ABC 7 Television and Southland firefighters to conduct the 9th annual Firefighters Spark of Love Toy Drive, the only holiday toy drive started and conducted by firefighters. The toy drive will run through Dec. 28. All Ventura County Fire Department fire stations will serve as drop off points where the public […]