Speed limits going up on Lindero, Lakeview Canyon roads

Acorn Staff Writer

In a state-required speed limit survey, the Westlake Village public safety committee has discovered two roadways in Westlake Village that need higher speed limits. The speed limit on the stretch of Lindero Canyon Road between Whim Drive and the Ventura County border (just south of Blackbird Avenue) will be changed from 45 to 50 mph. Between Watergate Road and just […]

Habitat seeks land donations

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization, has been searching for land to build new affordable housing in the Conejo and Simi Valleys. In the past, local cities have partnered with Habitat and purchased such properties for these purposes. Property gifts may be for the entire value or made in conjunction with municipal funding, if […]

Online community to discuss childcare issues

Online community to discuss childcare issues The first few years of parenthood aren’t always child’s play. But, if you have reliable advice on what to do and what you need, it can be a lot easier. One of the best sources for advice is other parents. That’s why The First Years, a leading marketer of products for infants and toddlers, […]

Scholarships available to Hispanics

Hispanic high school seniors are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources (RMHC/HACER) Scholarship Program. RMHC/HACER will award $125,000 in scholarships to Southern California students this year to continue assisting promising students in overcoming financial obstacles that may prevent them from realizing their education goals. Applications for the RMHC/HACER […]

Motivational speaker, writer to give lecture

Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., a best-selling author and lecturer on motivational topics, will present a lecture from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 6 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel. His lecture is sponsored by the Westlake Church of Religious Science. Often credited with beginning the self-development movement, Dyer holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from Wayne State University. He’s […]

So It Goes

This Magic Moment

I’m so depressed. I just realized that I have been asleep for 10 years. Thirty years of age, eight hours of sleep per day… How long have I been sitting in traffic? Ahem. In the last episode of "So It Goes," I ingested a tiny Buddha on my shoulder. Today, I will regurgitate him. Being Americans, we’re in a hurry. […]

Three out of four are happy MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Three out of four are happy MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn SITTING STILL—William McIntyre, 1, isn’t entirely pleased about sitting on Santa Claus’s lap but his brothers, Morgan, 7, left, Madison, 3, and Macon, 5, are perfectly happy to share their gift requests Sunday at the Janss Marketplace. Santa’s big night comes Monday. Christmas is Tuesday.

Poster is on display

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) recently honored Sharon Levanon, who as a fifth grader at Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas created a water awareness poster that was selected to appear in the 2002 calendar printed by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). LVMWD purchases all of its drinking water supplies from the MWD. Appearing as the October […]

Patriotic songs now on CD

In American schools, kids make music, create music, and learn from music. For generations, music has brought communities together. The National Association for Music Education, or MENC, is helping music teachers and their schools by offering a CD of patriotic songs ranging from The Star Spangled Banner to Yankee Doodle. The $5 CD has 20 performances of classic American songs […]

UCLA program for seniors offers continuing education

Senior Scholars, an education program offered by the UCLA Center on Aging, gives people ages 50 and over the opportunity to expand their learning by attending undergraduate classes at UCLA. Full or partial fee waivers are available based on financial need. The program provides a catalogue of more than 120 classes and handles registration logistics. New quarter registration deadline is […]