Westlake Village resident is building hope for the homeless

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake Village resident Joseph M. Bowman was appointed earlier this month as executive director of HomeAid of Los Angeles/Ventura counties. HomeAid is an affiliate of the Building Industry Association (BIA). Bowman will work with service agencies that care for the homeless by increasing the number of beds in transitional shelters. HomeAid has 14 nationwide chapters that have added more than […]

Volunteers sought

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and "Happy Trails for Children with Disabilities" have developed a new educational outreach program. They are presently seeking volunteers who enjoy working with children and animals. Volunteers will work in the lush setting of Ramirez Canyon Park (formerly Barbra Streisand’s estate) in Malibu, a secluded property noted for its graceful gardens and beautiful trees. The […]

Public invited to Westlake dance competition

The Westlake High School Dance Team is sponsoring the fifth annual Unity Competition at 9 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 26 in the Westlake High School gymnasium, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake. This event marks the opening of the team’s dance competition season this year. Dance teams from Agoura, Oak Park and Newbury Park High Schools are participating in the […]

Twin lambs are expected by the end of the month

Baby animals are irresistible and adorable to animal lovers and families with young children—and Leonis Adobe has got one already and expects more. A baby lamb named "Mikey" arrived earlier this month, twin lambs are expected at the end of the month, and between now and April, the historic site’s barnyard expects to welcome a new colt, baby ducks and […]

Editor’s note

The following eight letters that discuss the Jason Love column were received too late for last week’s edition in which The Acorn apologized for Love’s remarks and noted that his column will no longer be printed.

On the Trail


On winter nights so cold inside my mobile home in the Santa Monica Mountains of rural Agoura that I can see my breath while the dog shivers and the houseplants exhibit signs of frostbite, it’s easy to forget the great toasty dream that lured me to Southern California in the first place. I’m usually the first to laud Southern California […]

Great Race of Agoura gets new legs Magazine to revive school fundraiser

Great Race of Agoura gets new legs Magazine to revive school fundraiser Los Angeles Sports & Fitness Magazine (LAS&F) has announced it will produce the 17th annual Great Race of Agoura. The Great Race is slated for March 23 starting at Agoura High School and includes a 10K run, 5K run, a competitive run for ages 7 to 12 and […]

Republican congressman talks dollars and cents with local women’s club

Acorn Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. Jim Nussle (R-Iowa), chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives budget committee, recently visited Thousand Oaks and found time to chat with members and guests of a local Republican women’s club. Saying it was budget season in Washington, D.C., Nussle presented a short fiscal overview of what the House budget committee is wrestling with in the wake of […]

Young artists to sing, dance a classical tale

The Young Artists Ensemble, featuring a cast of local actors ranging in age from 11 to 18, will present "The Wind in the Willows" on Jan. 25, 26 and 27 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday with 2:30 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. The adventurous tale […]

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura A home was burglarized and ransacked between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 10 in the 30400 block of Mulholland Highway. A list of stolen items as to be complied later. No signs of forced entry were observed. A chain link fence had $150 damage after vandalism between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 in the 27400 block […]

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