Local resident is new VICA chairman

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas resident Fred Gaines has been named the new chairman of the board for VICA, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. Gaines, 42, has been a member of the business advocacy group since 1989. He’s served on the VICA Board of Directors for the past five years and is a former chairman of the VICA land-use committee. Gaines & Stacy, […]

SpringFest activities announced

Annual event planned for Sun., April 28 The city of Agoura Hills will hold its third annual SpringFest event from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Sun., April 28 at Chumash Park. This year’s theme is "Happy Birthday, Agoura Hills." Arts and crafts vendors are sought for the event, whose purpose is to give residents of the community an opportunity to […]

Santa comes to the hospital

SHARING AND CARING—Santa Claus arrives at the Los Robles Regional Medical Center with gifts for children who are ill. He used Mercy Air helicopter to allow his reindeer rest before the big night. The long-range weather forecast is calling for sunny skies and warmer temperatures.

Conejo Community dinner open to all

The eighth annual Free Conejo Community Holiday Dinner will take place on Christmas Day, Tues., Dec. 25 at Thousand Oaks High School from noon to 4 p.m. This is the first year the dinner has been sponsored and organized by the Social Action Committee of Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. In past years the Delson Family, congregants of Temple […]

Commissioner a saint compared to his critic

Commissioner a saint compared to his critic As letters of the past two weeks have shown, there is much controversy and negative feeling on the part of parents, coaches and referees about this past AYSO soccer season. Some of the letters bring forth issues worthy of consideration. However, the letter from J. Guidetti, which called for Mr. Glickman to step […]

Healthy tips for holiday eating

Turkey. Mashed potatoes. Dressing. Candied yams. Pumpkin pie. Holiday cakes and cookies. Yule logs. Eggnog. The list of holiday foods can go on, and so can the pounds. Cal State Northridge University (CSUN) nutrition professor Deirdre Larkin, M.S., R.D., has tips for enjoying the culinary delights of the holidays without going overboard. "It takes some common sense, but you can […]

Last minute gift ideas

The National Park Service (NPS) Visitor Center in Thousand Oaks offers for sale numerous books on the natural wonders to be found in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area as well as other national parks. The visitor center features books for adult and young readers alike. Their selection includes: natural and cultural history books, posters on wildlife, guides, calendars, […]

How to cope with the holiday blues

The holidays offer the promise of loving family gatherings, terrific food, and generous good feelings. But for many, this vision is sheer fantasy. With that realization comes profound sadness. The result is that mental health professionals receive a greatly increased volume of calls from now until after Valentine’s Day. Experts call this the "holiday blues." The cause of holiday distress […]

Candlelight services offered

Pastor Rob Calderhead gives the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Dec. 23 at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Associate Pastor Stephen Hansted Meadors speaks at the casual 8 a.m. service. The Chancel Choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. services. Sunday School classes for all ages meet at 9 […]

Wellness says ‘Thank you’

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is grateful for the enthusiastic response of the community in attending, volunteering for and supporting in a variety of ways the 2001 Holiday Homes Tour, which took place Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. Our thanks to about 4,000 people who came to tour four homes, expressing the family’s holiday spirit through their choices of holiday décor […]