Former Agoura Hills city attorney takes position with Anti-Defamation League

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Amanda Susskind, a former city attorney for Agoura Hills, is the new director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Southwest regional office, ADL officials announced last week. Susskind, 45, served as the Agoura Hills attorney from 1996 to 1999. She also was an attorney for the city of Hidden Hills. Susskind returned to private practice […]

Family walk to be taken in support of breastfeeding

The La Leche League groups of Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks will host a walk promoting breastfeeding at 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15 at Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree (off Kanan Road), Oak Park. The family-oriented event will include the walk, a potluck picnic, games plus a silent auction. La Leche League International is a nonprofit organization that offers […]

CVD theme contest looking for your ideas

The contest to find the theme for next spring’s Conejo Valley Days (CVD) festival is underway. Last year, CVD received more than 120 theme suggestions. The winner, selected by the CVD board, will have the opportunity to ride on a float in the Conejo Valley Days Parade and $100 will be contributed to the winner’s charity of choice. Past themes […]

Hate crimes on school campuses a concern of security firm

With violence played out nightly on newscasts from the Middle East and racial stereotyping against Muslims still simmering from the incidents of Sept. 11, the "fringe edge" of today’s youth will bring its anger and alienation onto school campuses as school reopens this fall, according to John Nagy, president of the Westlake Village and Encino-based Nagy Security Services. Nagy is […]

Warriors not a heavy football favorite

Acorn Sports Writer

As Jim Benkert begins his 14th season as the Westlake football coach there is no consensus on how his team will perform this year after a second-place finish in which Westlake (10-3, 5-1 in 2001) graduated five Division I athletes and made a trip to the playoff semifinals. Are the Warriors going to contend for a title (which Thousand Oaks […]

Doesn’t agree with speed trap letter

Doesn’t agree with speed trap letter In his Aug. 29 letter on traffic control, Ken Handler is dead wrong. Thank God for traffic enforcement on Kanan Road. I have worked at Savon Drugs for 10 years and have seen many accidents. There is a lot of foot traffic, students, workers who ride buses, bikes and elderly people. The speed limit […]

Sponsors sought for CHS football telecasts

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A Calabasas High School Coyote football TV program is being presented on Calabasas TV-3 to increase community support for the high school team as it moves from small school California Interscholastic Federation Division IX to large school Division IV this season. The Coyotes are moving into the tougher Marmonte League this season and more […]

Community celebrates life of young cancer victim

Children who live on Buttonwood Avenue in Oak Park had a carnival in their cul-de-sac on Labor Day in memory of their playmate and neighbor Bo Wagner, a 6-year-old boy who died of a brain tumor last April. All proceeds from the event were given to the Heart of a Champion Foundation in Bo’s name. A tree was planted in […]

Hyatt to host bridal premiere fashion shows

The Bridal Premiere bridal show will be presented Sun., Sept. 22 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., in Westlake Village. Exhibit hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and fashion shows will be at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Advance sale tickets are $6; otherwise it’s $8 at the door. More than 50 wedding-related exhibitors will assist […]

Expert offers ways to boost child self-esteem

Get your children ready for school with more than new books, pencils and clothes. Silvana Clark, author of "Parent-Tested Ways to Grow Your Child’s Confidence" (Meadowbrook Press), offers the following tips for parents to develop children’s self-esteem this school year. 1. Let your child make choices: As school starts, children are bombarded with opportunities to take music classes, soccer or […]