Agoura Hills in great shape, mayor says

Local VFW looking for new members

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7799 has been around for 10 years, but is looking for more former servicemen and women so it can survive another decade. Sources said most VFW members are WW II vets and about 1,500 of them die each day. The VFW of the United States of […]

Jewish groups celebrate significance of the ‘Mezuzah’

Jewish groups celebrate significance of the ‘Mezuzah’ The Conejo Valley Jewish Community Center (CVJCC) in Agoura Hills recently re-dedicated its Early Childhood and Family Center in an event that featured an appreciation of the "mezuzah," an important ritual object used by Jews for thousands of years. The mezuzah consists of a container of wood, metal, stone, ceramic or even paper […]

High school students invited to enter VFW essay contest

The Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Competition is designed to foster patriotism by giving high school students in grades 9 to 12 the opportunity to voice their opinion about their personal obligations as Americans and address their responsibility to their country. Contestants write and record a three-to-five minute essay expressing their views of an annual patriotic theme. Winners from […]

Noel Coward comedy blows into CLU

Noel Coward comedy blows into CLU California Lutheran University’s (CLU) Mainstage Theatre will present "Hay Fever," a sophisticated 1920s-era comedy by Noel Coward, from Nov. 14 to 16 and 21 to 24 in the Preus-Brandt Forum on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee only on Sun., Nov. […]

He’ll step down after this term

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The city of Agoura Hills remains in excellent shape as its 20th anniversary celebration begins to wind down, Mayor Denis Weber told the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce last week. Founded in 1982, the city’s population has grown from 14,400 to more than 20,000 and includes a median home value that’s more than […]

Reagan Library to remember Veterans’ Day

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum invites the public to commemorate Veteran’s Day, Mon., Nov. 11, with a special day of programming at the hilltop facility at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The day’s programming will include a three-plane flyover at 11:11 a.m. by the Commemorative Air Force. Planes participating are a P-28, a F8F Bearcat and a F6F […]

Correct child car seats are important

Millions of babies and small children are strapped into car seats every day, helping to protect them from injury should a crash occur. However, studies show older children ages 4 to 8 (weighing between 40 and 80 pounds and up to 4′ 9″ tall), are rarely restrained properly in the car. That’s significant because traffic crashes are the number one […]

Local hotel offers students career experience

Local hotel offers students career experience Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) and the California State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation joined to form the Transition Partnership Program 14 years ago and have provided services for more than 900 students. The emphasis of the program is to help specific students from the high schools in the Conejo District explore, experience and […]

CHS tackles Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’

CHS tackles Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ Calabasas High School will present Arthur Miller’s suspenseful drama, "The Crucible," about the hysteria and ensuing tragedy surrounding the witch hunts in 17th Century Salem, Mass., at 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 12 to Sat., Nov. 16, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sat., Nov. 16, in the school theater, 22855 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Miller’s play, […]