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New clue in CVD Medallion Hunt

As part of Conejo Valley Days (CVD) with its theme, "Red, White and Blue in 2002," the Acorn Newspapers are again sponsoring the Great Rabbit Medallion Hunt. A medallion is hidden somewhere in the Conejo Valley, and seekers get a new clue every week from the pages of the Acorn Newspapers to try and find the concealed pendant, with the […]

Property tax assessment seminars scheduled

Los Angeles County is sponsoring free seminars to assist property owners who feel their taxes should be lowered due to a decline in the value of their property. With the improvement in the real estate market, some homeowners who recently have received a "Notice of Assessed Value Change" will have questions regarding their appeal rights. The meetings are intended to […]

Red Cross to sponsor school chest program

Red Cross to sponsor school chest program American Red Cross of Ventura County International Services program is ready to work with county residents to meet the challenge for American school children to support children in Afghanistan through the Red Cross school chest program. The challenge issued by President George W. Bush sets a national goal of 2,000 school chests by […]

Humanity recalled

Conejo Jewish Academy will host an evening of remembrance and inspiration in honor of Yom Hashoah (the Holocaust Memorial Day) at 7:30 p.m. on Mon., April 8 at Westlake Village Cinema, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The event will include a showing of the documentary, "Sugihara—Conspiracy of Kindness." Chiune Sugihara, while serving as Japanese Counsel General to Lithuania, is […]

Newspaper vending machines create a hazard

I have noticed what I consider to be a traffic safety issue on Kanan Road north of Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Directly in front of Carl’s Jr., there are quite a few newspaper boxes sitting very close to the road. Upon exiting from this driveway, I have noticed on numerous occasions that my view of oncoming traffic is obstructed by these […]

Baby owls plucked from danger at local golf course

Acorn Staff Writer

Two baby barn owls found in Agoura Hills are alive today thanks to the rescue efforts of a golf course greens keeper and the California Wildlife Center. Arnold Quintanilla and his crew at Lindero Country Club were cutting down a dead tree at the club’s driving range in late February when they noticed a nest in some of the tree’s […]

Making friends through reading

BOOK BUDDIES UNITE—Above, (from left to right) are: Book Buddies co-originator Janice Somple; Westlake High School Principal Ron Lipari; T.O. City Councilman Dan Del Campo; president of the Westlake Village Rotary Club Bing Han; Westlake Village Mayor Betty De Santis; Rotary liaison Stephanie Bell-Harbourne; and Book Buddies co-originator Erin Anderson. Book Buddies are a group of Westlake High School students […]

Red Cross, local business to host April 17 blood drive

The American Red Cross and Electronic Clearing House, Inc. (ECHO) will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 17 at ECHO’s headquarters at 28001 Dorothy Drive, Agoura Hills, one block west of Palo Comado near Chesebro Road. To reserve a time slot, please call Lisa Murch at (818) 706-8999. Walk-in donors will also be accommodated. […]

Las Virgenes students recognized by VFW Each student wins a $100 savings bond for his/her essay

Las Virgenes students recognized by VFW Each student wins a $100 savings bond for his/her essay Las Virgenes students recognized by VFW Each student wins a $100 savings bond for his/her essay At a recent awards ceremony, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7799 Las Virgenes honored three students of the Las Virgenes Unified School District for their winning […]

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