For the record

It was Giant Bicycles, Inc. that donated a bike for raffle by the Agoura Valley Women’s Club, not a bike shop in Newbury Park. A photo caption was incorrectly edited in last week’s edition.

Elks to honor public safety officials

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge will conduct the 25th annual Law Enforcement and Firefighters Recognition Program at 8 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the lodge, 158 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. This area is served by peace officers of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol. Attending […]

Ongoing dance classes offered in West Hills on Tuesday nights

Dance classes are available for all ages (teenagers, adults and senior citizens every Tuesday night at the West Valley Jewish Community Center, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. It’s between Topanga Canyon and Fallbrook boulevards. From 7 to 8 p.m. lessons are offered for beginners in social ballroom dance including swing, salsa, tango, waltz, foxtrot and cha-cha. The cost is $9 […]

Learn tricks of the trade when teaching your dog

If you’ve ever thought your pooch "ought to be in pictures," you may want to consider some pointers from celebrity dog trainer Mathilde DeCagney. DeCagney has helped many dogs achieve stardom. Her most notable students include Moose, playful star of the TV show, "Frasier," dogs Enzo in "My Dog Skip" and Bob, the superdog star of "See Spot Run." While […]

11 year old is wise beyond his years

I wanted to publicly show appreciation to young Mr. Jordan Grossman for his (Dec. 27) letter on "the best gift of all." Jordan’s matter-of-fact statement of love as the best present was simple and profound. Such a wise soul at age 11! We need more of his kind here on the planet. I, too, wish more people would live in […]

State passes new laws on motor vehicles

Acorn Staff Writer

In addition to a new law adopted from Assembly Bill 770 (regarding the requirement for law enforcement agencies to report driver distractions in a collision), many other California traffic laws were passed that went into effect Jan. 1. Among the most significant were: Children 60 pounds or lighter or 6 years old or younger must ride in a child safety […]

Agoura Hills seniors can attend Palm Springs Follies

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering a bus trip for adults (ages 50 and up) to attend the Palm Springs Follies theatrical revue on Wed., Jan. 16. The bus will leave the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., at 8 a.m. and will return at about 7 p.m. the same day. A registration […]


THURS., JAN. 10 Don’t Shine This On Conejo Gem & Mineral Club hosts Steve Mulqueen discussing petroleum seeps at 7:45 p.m. at Arts Council Center, 484 Greenmeadow Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 498-4220 FRI., JAN. 11 Chamber Mixer Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce hosts first mixer of New Year at 5:30 p.m. at Agoura Hills Spectrum Club, 5115 Clareton (off […]

United Methodist church of Westlake Village schedules upcoming services

Pastor Rob Calderhead will give the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Jan. 13 at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Associate pastor Stephen Hansted Meadors will speak at the casual 8 a.m. service. Jesus’ baptism will be remembered as worshippers are given the opportunity to renew their own baptismal […]

Outlaw fireplaces

Woodburning in fireplaces should be banned. It fouls up the air in the whole neighborhood and makes it unbreathable outdoors—even if only one house does it. Do we have to wear gas masks for our evening walks? It is especially bad in the current weather. A. D. Krause Thousand Oaks