Early deadlines

New Year’s Day will force the Acorn newspapers into early deadlines for the issue of Jan. 3. Basically, all deadlines advance by 24 hours. Real estate deadlines for next week’s edition will be noon today Thurs., Dec. 27. Noon tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 28, is the deadline for display advertising. Thank you for your cooperation, please drive carefully and happy New […]

Local girl helps Dr. Laura’s foundation assist children in crisis

Local girl helps Dr. Laura’s foundation assist children in crisis A "Stuff-a-Thon" to prepare 15,000 "My Stuff" bags to assist children in crisis—particularly abused children—was sponsored recently by the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Foundation in Calabasas. The "My Stuff" program was established to address some of the immediate physical and emotional needs of children—from newborn infants to teenagers—who are rescued from […]

Helping hands help horses

Helping hands help horses Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities. Volunteers age 12 and older are needed to help during lessons—grooming and tacking horses, walking beside riders with poor balance or leading horses. Many riders need the help of three volunteers. Lessons at the Ride On facility in Thousand Oaks are […]

Winter puts Agoura Hills-Oak Park in fog MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Winter puts Agoura Hills-Oak Park in fog MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn A WINTER’S EARLY MORNING—Fog surrounds homes in Agoura Hills and Oak Park on a chilly morning last Saturday, as winter begins. This is from the campus of Oak Park High School.

Bar Association warns that scam artists are still at work, bilking the public over 9-11

President, American Bar Association

Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Americans have given to private charities in unprecedented amounts—more than $675 million within weeks—to help the victims of these vicious assaults. But just as the attacks brought out the best in some people, they have brought out the worst in a few. There’s growing evidence that some of the funds established in the wake […]

Agoura Hills, Oak Park youths celebrate Bar Mitzvahs

Agoura Hills, Oak Park youths celebrate Bar Mitzvahs Logan Stein, son of Ellen and Ronald Stein of Agoura Hills, will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Sat., Dec. 29 at Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the Temple and Cantor Pablo Duek will officiate. Helping him to celebrate his special day will be his grandmothers and […]

Boys, Girls Clubs coming to Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes

Acorn Staff Writer

Community leaders and school officials are working on a plan that could bring up to nine Boys and Girls Clubs to Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes in the coming years. Known by the nickname, "the Positive Place for Kids," Boys and Girls Clubs have 2,850 locations in 50 states, but none in the immediate area. The nearest facilities are in Moorpark, Woodland […]

Reading partners needed for literacy program

Reading partners needed for literacy program KOREH L.A., the Los Angeles Jewish Coalition for Literacy, is looking for volunteer "reading partners" to train and place at public schools throughout Los Angeles. The commitment is for an hour a week throughout the school year. Since its inception in 1999, KOREH L.A. has trained more than 2,000 reading partners who are matched […]

Houses of worship that serve Acorn readers

THE CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY—This church, traditional in architecture, is located at 5450 Churchwood Drive in Oak Park. Sunday services are conducted at 8 and 10 a.m. For more information about the church, visit www.TheChurchOfTheEpiphany.org or call (818) 991-4797.

History of Boys, Girls Clubs goes back more than a century

•Boys and Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 thanks to a group of women in Hartford, Conn. who believed that boys who roamed the streets should have positive activities. •In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations. •In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America […]