City of Westlake Village hosts gala grand opening of new civic center, library

Special to The Acorn

After two decades of living with a lease agreement, Westlake Village City Councilmembers and residents inaugurated the city’s new dwellings with the help of state, county and neighboring city officials on last Saturday. "All good things come to pass and to fruition and this is one of them," said Westlake Village Mayor Betty De Santis at the opening ceremony. The […]

Conference to highlight opportunities with African Development Bank

The U.S. Commercial Service unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce and African Development Bank will co-host the fourth annual African Development Bank Conference on April 1 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles. Opening comments will begin at 9 a.m. The conference will identify opportunities available for U.S. firms and provide an introduction to working […]

Two local kids are outstanding spellers

Pallavi Basu, a fifth-grade student at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas was one of two winners in the Area 7 Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee was conducted recently at Chaparral Middle School in Moorpark. This is the first year that Lupin Hill has participated in the spelling bee. Pallavi competed against students from elementary and middle schools in the […]

‘The Power of His Sacrifice’ is topic tomorrow

‘The Power of His Sacrifice’ is topic tomorrow The Easter season at Calvary Community Church will be observed during the following services. The church will present "The Power of His Sacrifice" at 5 and 7 p.m. on Good Friday, March 29. The services "will provide a time of reflection and prayer featuring creative media, dance, personal communion and challenging words […]

Humanity must respect all other species

Humanity must respect all other species Why is there scorn for people who believe that all species have the same right to live and prosper? Some species, the implication goes, have more rights than others. I recognize this mind set. It has been used for thousands of years and can be summed up in one word: rationalization. A recent letter […]

Public encouraged to report hate crimes

Following the events of Sept. 11, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) created a plan for greater unity and tolerance to protect residents of Los Angeles County from possible backlash. At the request of LACCHR, the board of supervisors provided funds for the promotion of tolerance and to meet the increased […]

Olympics remembered at local school

OLYMPIC PRIDE––Partners in Learning preschool and kindergarten students in Agoura Hills were recently all awarded gold medals in a week of their own Olympics. Sporting events included a torch relay, a penguin walk, a snowball throw contest, the ice float hop competition and other challenging activities to encourage the kids’ best efforts while having fun and getting exercise.

Teen invincibility to be explored in Youth Congress

Delegates from six public and three private high schools in the Conejo, Oak Park and Las Virgenes area will assemble to discuss "Teen Invincibility" at Youth Congress XVIII from 8 a.m. to noon on Sat., April 13 in Overton Hall at California Lutheran University (CLU), 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The event is sponsored annually by the Conejo/Las Virgenes […]

‘Reality’ discussed this week

"Reality" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., March 31 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Isaiah 9:2. Sunday School for youth up to the age of 20 is also at 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Childcare […]

Local drivers are absolutely awful

I am a 22-year-old individual who’s lived in Agoura Hills for almost 18 years. I have a perfect driving record with no moving violations for accidents since I started driving when I was 16. I am writing this because I am absolutely annoyed with the lack of planning our community used in building the Kanan Road/101 Freeway on-ramp and off-ramp […]