Having fun at the park

Congregation to bid farewell to longtime Agoura Bible Fellowship pastor

Agoura Bible Fellowship (ABF) will host a dessert reception at 6:30 p.m. this Sun., Jan. 13 at 5564 Foothill Drive, Agoura Hills, honoring Senior Pastor Dave Gudgel, who’s resigning from the position he has held since 1981. Gudgel joined the ABF staff as high school youth director in 1977. Gudgel and his wife Bernice have lived in Agoura Hills for […]

Valley unemployment claims are high

Demonstrating the double impact of the recession and September’s economy-bruising terrorist attacks, unemployment claims in the San Fernando Valley are running at five-year highs and are half or more above levels of just a year ago, according to statistics released by Cal State Northridge University economists. Active state unemployment insurance claims in the San Fernando Valley, the number of people […]

Career opportunities grow in special education

By the year 2009, it’s estimated 40 percent of students in kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms will be from diverse cultures. However, it’s also estimated that only 12 percent of their teachers will reflect the same cultural and linguistic diversity. Educators and parents are particularly concerned about the effect of this trend in the field of special education. The need […]

Sacrament to be discussed this weekend

"Sacrament" is the subject of this week’s Bible lesson-sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Jan. 13 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Hebrews 12:28. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also 10 a.m. Wednesday testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided both days. […]

So It Goes

Inglewood 90310


Calabasas to spend another $400,000 to fight Ahmanson

Acorn Staff Writer

Opponents of the proposed Ahmanson Ranch development won a victory last week when the Calabasas City Council voted to appropriate $391,144 in its battle to stop the development, even though the city had already exceeded its budgeted $150,000 fiscal year allotment by $21,000. The issue became somewhat of a controversy when City Councilman Michael Harrison wrote that "Calabasas should stop […]

Plans are announced for ski and snowboarding trips Local mountains look promising

Plans are announced for ski and snowboarding trips Local mountains look promising The cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are accepting registrations for ski/snowboard trips open to youth ages 11 to 17. Each trip departs at 6 a.m. from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., and returns by 7 p.m. Trips are planned for Mon., Jan. […]

Experts offer tips for being a stable single parent

Today, more than 16 million children are living in single-parent homes. With about half of all marriages ending in divorce, the Census Bureau estimates that about 59 percent of U.S. children will spend time living in a single-parent home during their minor years. If you are a single parent, you already know it’s not easy balancing work, home, children and […]

Westlake boys defeated by rival Lancers

Acorn Sports Writer

Kenneth Glass, a Westlake basketball player, and Jordan Bass, also a Westlake student, were killed early Fri., Dec. 28, in a auto accident on Westlake Boulevard. Both were 16. The Westlake basketball team, playing without Glass, a junior, returned to the basketball court last Friday night in a game played against Thousand Oaks High School at Westlake. The Westlake boys’ […]