Sibling rivalry or

sibling abuse? All brothers and sisters at times have disagreements. But sometimes the fighting and name-calling isn’t rivalry but abuse. The damage that it does can last a lifetime. Research involving more than 2,000 families found that children are the most violent members of American families. Violence that occurs between or among children in a family sibling violence or sibling […]

Hayward’s Home Offers

Interior Design Services

Hayward’s Home in The Calabasas Commons has a staff of full-time interior designers available for consultation on both residential and commercial interior design projects. "Because every client and project is unique, we are committed to taking the time to understand the goals of each client before a project begins," said Jennifer McDonell, manager of Hayward’s Home in Calabasas. During the […]

Pet of the Week

Art exhibit clips culture from cafés and barber shops

Art exhibit clips culture from cafés and barber shops Artist Jodi Bonassi celebrates the camaraderie and conversation of gatherings in the public settings of barbershops and cafes in her exhibit "Shop Talk," on display through Sept. 1 in the Performing Arts Center Gallery at California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Bonassi, whose grandfather owned a barbershop, has found […]

Child safety presentation offered

Total Child Safety, Inc. and Pinecrest School will sponsor an educational child safety program from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Aug. 21 at the school, 449 Wilbur Road, Thousand Oaks. Special guest speaker Scott Urbach is a former Special Agent with the CIA. Having spent years teaching survival skills to U.S. government operatives and corporate executives, Urbach will share his […]

Children’s quilts on display at Stagecoach Inn

An exhibition of children’s quilts will be featured from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 17 and 18 at Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Both antique and modern quilts will be displayed. There will also be story hours, during which listeners will see quilts made from book illustrations. Viewing the quilts and touring […]

Making the leap from high school to college

In June, they were high school seniors. By September, they will be college freshmen. The prospect is both exciting and daunting for the students and their parents. Cal State University Northridge officials have some tips on making that transition a little easier for parents and their children. "Transitions are always stressful and can be difficult, but times of transition can […]

Sheriff’s blotter


Agoura On Mulholland Highway east of Kanan, items valued at $4,085 were stolen from a construction site. Two power saws and a portable generator were taken from a storage container between Aug. 2 and 5. From Backbone Trail at Kanan Dume Road, an SUV window was smashed and a wallet was stolen. The $161 loss occurred the afternoon of July […]

Summer concert series wraps up with ‘The Platinum Groove’

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and The Acorn Newspapers will present "The Platinum Groove," an eight-piece high energy variety show band, in the finale of the summer Concerts in the Park series at 6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 18 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. The band will perform Top 40, disco, swing, rhythm […]

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