New commissioners appointed in Calabasas

Special to The Acorn

The evening of Dec. 5 was one of making appointments for Calabasas. At the first and only regular December meeting of the city council, three people were appointed to the planning commission and five to the newly created education commission. With three of the two-year terms on the planning commission ending, two of the vacant seats were filled by returning […]

Equestrian camp offered

Equestrian camp offered Conejo Valley YMCA will offer an equestrian camp from Dec. 31 to Jan. 4 for children in second through eighth grades interested in learning how to ride and care for horses. Camp will be at the Y’s facility at 4031 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, which provides access to miles of horse trails. Campers will learn riding skills, […]

School recess reviewed in survey

School recess reviewed in survey For children, playing can amount to more than just fun and games. Child development experts say that playtime and recess can help teach children important social skills, teamwork and the value of physical fitness. Despite its documented importance, however, as many as 40 percent of U.S. schools have either cut traditional elementary school recess from […]

Reflections made on holidays during a time of war

By Val J. Peter In the human heart there is a terrible longing for the love and warmth Christmas brings-a longing felt even more intensely when Christmas is celebrated during war. In recent years, the entertainment industry met Christmas with the same approach as most everything—with irony. Nothing was sacred. Fun was poked at everything in the holiday season. Cynicism […]

Since when is a petition drive controversial?

Since when is a petition drive controversial? The Acorn’s response to my letter (regarding the petition to allow the voters to decide on the growth issues of their city) stated that 85 percent of the voters did not sign the petition. Therefore, the petition was controversial. Less than 85 percent of the registered voters of Agoura Hills did not vote […]

When the call goes out, Childhelp USA is there to help

Acorn Staff Writer

"Is that my special friend?" Jordan asked as we arrived at the Village of Childhelp West in Beaumont, Calif. (He was anxiously waiting for a volunteer to help him with math studies.) Jordan’s "special friend" would be his mentor, a member of Childhelp USA dedicated to helping an abused child overcome the scars of physical and psychological abuse. Children coming […]

Storytime is today at the Oak Park Library Kids encouraged to bring stuffed animals

Storytime is today at the Oak Park Library Kids encouraged to bring stuffed animals Storytime is today at the Oak Park Library Kids encouraged to bring stuffed animals Children are invited to a surprise party for Millie, the story time stuffed animal mascot, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. today, Thurs., Dec. 13 at the Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan […]

Students make a wish come true

PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION—First grader Daphne Vassner, 6, of Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills, listens to Melissa Paul, assistant director of development for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Los Angeles, as she thanks the students in the playground for donating $412.

Menorah to be lit at Promenade

Menorah to be lit at Promenade Temple Beth Haverim of Agoura Hills will host the sixth annual menorah lighting at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Dec. 13, at the Promenade at Westlake, located at the intersection of Westlake and Thousand Oaks Blvds., Westlake Village. The temple’s children’s choir will sing Hanukkah songs and their student Klezmer band will also perform. The […]

The Ahmanson Ranch battle must continue

The Ahmanson Ranch battle must continue The massive and continuing opposition in Calabasas and in the neighboring communities to the Washington Mutual Bank Ahmanson Ranch development project is based on respect for the importance of the quality of living and the rejection of the need to degrade and obliterate our surroundings for the financial benefit of a few. This common […]

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