Coyotes on the prowl, rattlesnakes slithering about

Acorn Staff Writer

Be warned: Coyote and rattlesnake season is here. It’s that time of year to watch your step, especially if you’re on a trail, in fields or in mountains or hills where snakes live. And keep a watchful eye on kids and small pets whenever you’re outside; coyotes are here. Venomous vipers are venturing closer to cities after the dry winter, […]

Sheriff’s team pitches in

Post office to host a food drive

For the 10th year, the U.S. Postal Service and its letter carriers will collect food donations from postal customers across the country in the "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive on Sat., May 11. Local post offices will be participating in the event. Area residents are requested to leave nonperishable, unopened foods next to their mailboxes for letter carriers to pick […]

CSUN participates in teacher education program

CSUN participates in teacher education program California State University Northridge (CSUN) is one of four universities nationwide selected by Carnegie Corporation of New York to participate in a landmark initiative, "Teachers for a New Era," designed to strengthen kindergarten through 12th grade, teaching by developing state-of-the-art programs at schools of education. "This is a wonderful opportunity for us to participate […]

Local singing group strikes popular chord

Acorn Staff Writer

Ying Ying Wu, a Chinese-American singer who came to the United States in the late ‘70s, still has much to learn about the music of her adopted nation. A member of the Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus, Ying Ying doesn’t recognize many of the songs she performs. On stages across the Conejo and San Fernando Valleys, however, her melodic voice has […]

Equestrians have a ball in Old Agoura

Wedding plans set for Maxwell and Stokes

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Maxwell of Atlanta, Ga., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lisha Suzanne Maxwell of Dallas, Tex., to Sanford Lee Stokes of Houston, Tex., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hayman Wilson (Will) Stokes of Calabasas. The future bride is a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University, with a degree in Business Administration, and is […]

Picnic coming

United Parents will host its third annual family picnic from noon to 4 p.m. on Sun., May 19 at Tierra Rejada Ranch, 3370 Moorpark Road, Moorpark. Activities include face painting, sumo suits, carnival-type games, arts and crafts, rock-climbing wall, an animal show, silent auction, raffle and music including a performance by Riders of the Purple Sage. Advance tickets are $5; […]

Hair hacked for hope

HELPING KIDS WHO ARE TAKING CHEMOTHERAPY—Sydney Orenstein, a Round Meadow Elementary School student, 9, holds the 10 inches of her hair that was cut by Veeso Liang of Hair Sanctuary, right. Sydney’s hair will go the City of Hope’s Positive Image campaign, which uses such donations to fabricate hairpieces for children who’ve lost theirs from medical treatments. Sydney’s friend, Nikki […]

Calabasas summer camp offers dramatic possibilities for youth

Calabasas summer camp offers dramatic possibilities for youth Youth ages 7 to 16 with an interest in acting, art, filmmaking and animation may attend a complete film school camp in one and two-week sessions from June 17 to Aug. 23 presented by Marlon Hoffman Actors Institute and Celluloid Heroes Movie Camp. Based in Calabasas, camps are also located in Thousand […]