Host a holiday cookie exchange

The holiday season often means that time is tighter than ever, making it difficult to bake a large variety of cookies for your holiday table. A cookie exchange offers a simple solution for today’s busy bakers. A cookie exchange is usually held at someone’s house, where the guests bring enough of their home-baked cookies to share with the entire group. […]

Firefighter’s marriage proposal ignites flames of passion

Acorn Staff Writer

His friends describe him as shy and quiet, but the mother of Capt. Art Saenz, 48, of the Ventura County Fire Department said he’s a romantic. Last Saturday afternoon, Lori Yacobian, who said she’s "older than 30," wrapped Christmas gifts upstairs at her home on Tranquil Lane in Oak Park, but ventured outside when she heard fire engine sirens and […]

Support group searches for women 60 and older

Support group searches for women 60 and older The Conejo Valley office of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, a non-sectarian, nonprofit agency, is offering a "60+ Women’s Support Group" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 7 through Feb. 25, or from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 26, at 100 E. Thousand Oaks […]

Words of Hope

Words of Hope Words of Hope By Dr. Jon Wilson During the Christmas season, the most recognizable face in all the world, Santa Claus, makes its appearance in our land and around the world. Who is this bearded, chubby, jolly character with a sack full of gifts for children? A lie? To learn who this man is, we have to […]

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 […]

WHS gathers toys for Tots SHARING AND CARING—Marine Corps

WHS gathers toys for Tots SHARING AND CARING—Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Milton Andrews, above left, looks over the toys with Westlake High School PTSA members (left to right): Arya Amini, Anni Li (president) and Nicole Slezak. Fourth period classes at Westlake worked to collect toys for the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. The classroom that generated the most […]

Child safety seat law to change Jan. 1

Child safety seat law to change Jan. 1 Child safety seat law to change Jan. 1 State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) reminds parents of young children that beginning Jan. 1, they will need to take an extra safety measure when it comes to properly restraining their children in motor vehicles. The new California law will require children to ride […]

Give the gift of life this year

As you create your gift list for family and friends this holiday season, consider giving one of the best gifts possible––donate blood. Every three seconds, someone needs blood. The demand for blood is greater today than ever, and our supply needs constant replenishment. Donated blood will assist accident victims, people undergoing surgery, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer and […]

Atomic force, evolution to be sermon topic on Sunday

"Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Dec. 23 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Revelation 19:6. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also 10 a.m. Wednesday testimony meetings are […]

Goodbye, Nukey

Nukey has gone to heaven. She slept away at home during the fourth night of Chanukah. She would have been 15 on Jan. 5. We recall the many times the boys and girls would ring our doorbell to "visit with Nukey," the spelling and math dog. I recall Halloween 1999 when Bob asked trick or treaters, "How do you like […]

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