Sheriff’s station open house visitors observe law enforcement up close

Special to The Acorn

Children and adults were placed in jail, harnessed to rescue equipment and fed cotton candy and popcorn in Calabasas at the annual Open House of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station last Saturday. Dep. Shawn Brownell, the station’s community relations/crime prevention officer, coordinated the event, which encouraged residents to visit and observe the resources offered by the station and L.A. County […]

Calabasas man honored in Navy Log

Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, U.S. Navy (Ret.), president of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation in Washington, recently announced that the name of Robert Creps of Calabasas has been enshrined in the Navy Log at the U.S. Navy Memorial, the national monument in Washington, D.C., that honors all who have served in America’s naval services. The Log is in the […]

CSUN will host Harvest Festival

CSUN will host Harvest Festival Families are invited to experience some old-fashioned country-style fun from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 9 when Cal State University Northridge’s (CSUN) Child and Family Studies Center hosts its annual Harvest Festival in the center’s Lab School play yard at 18330 Halsted St., Northridge. Geared toward children under eight years of age, the festival […]

Kids celebrate American spirit

Children across America can spotlight their talents by participating in a unique contest that celebrates patriotism. Each year the competition challenges young people to explore a certain American theme that promotes history, patriotism or good citizenship. The contest, run by the Junior American Citizens (JAC), is open to all youth, pre-school through high school, including all students in special education. […]

‘Rags’ tells immigrant’s tales

Conejo Players Theatre will present "Rags," a poignant musical about the pitfalls of immigrants’ assimilation, through Dec. 7 at their theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. "Rags" is the story of Rebecca, a naïve Russian immigrant who arrives at Ellis Island in 1910 with her young son, David, in search of her husband, Nathan. When she’s finally reunited with […]

Holiday Homes Tour making preparations

Annual event
is Dec. 7 and 8

Annual event is Dec. 7 and 8 Four private homes—in Westlake Village’s Country Club Estates and North Ranch and in Old Agoura—will be featured in the 11th annual Holiday Homes Tour benefiting the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura. The self-guided tour will operate from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 7 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 8. […]

Brownies lend a hand

Children’s Bureau to celebrate

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. With thousands of vulnerable children removed from their parents’ homes due to abuse or neglect, there is a great need for caring adults to provide a loving, nurturing home as adoptive parents. A parent orientation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 12 at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. […]

Care packages from home appreciated by college students

For college students living in dorms and facing hours of reading, writing and prepping for exams, home can feel very far away. Sending a small piece of home in the form of a care package is one way to bridge the gap. Historically, college students have delighted over a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies, but there are many other […]

Ford Focus has another safety recall

Acorn Automotive Editor

Ford Motor Co. has issued yet another recall on its hugely popular Focus model bringing the number of safety recalls to 11. This recall, covering 573,000 Focus cars sold in the U.S. and Canada, covers potential problems in 2000 and 2001 model year vehicles that include a loose bolt and engine fires. Since the model’s introduction, in North America in […]