Senior program looking for RSVPs

Conejo Valley Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is recruiting men and women, ages 55 and over, to volunteer at a wide variety of local nonprofit agencies. New volunteer opportunities are available at: American Red Cross for help with ongoing blood drives; the city of Thousand Oaks for a person to compile photographs into photo albums and volunteers to act […]

Donors contribute to California Wildlife Center

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer When sea lions, dolphins and pelicans were going into violent seizures from a deadly toxin outbreak in the ocean earlir this year, the California Wildlife Center was there to take action. And a record number of about 200 guests took action on Saturday at a benefit dinner and auction to help the Center save, […]

Temporary employment can prove you’re valuable

How can job candidates convince the hiring manager they’re an ideal match for the position? Working on a temporary basis is a good start, suggests a recent survey. Nearly half (46 percent) of workers polled said performance on a temporary or trial assignment provides the best insight into whether someone is qualified for a job, followed by the interview (30 […]

Red Ribbon Week poster winners are honored

Winners of the Red Ribbon Week Poster contest were honored recently in a ceremony during a Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education meeting. Winning students received gift certificates from Barnes & Noble. First prize winners received $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Division I (kindergarten through second grade) winners were: First place, Abigail Auerbach (Willow Elementary, […]

‘Rags’ tugs at heart strings, serves up good drama

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer The Conejo Players’ production of "Rags" with plenty of music, tension and tender moments, delivers a sobering message. Based on a book by Joseph Stein, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the show is produced by Melanie Lindgren and Crystal M. St. Romain and directed by Shawn W. Lanz. The […]

Holiday fundraiser benefits special Braille books for kids

The Braille Institute Auxiliary will present its annual Christmas "Expectations" luncheon on Thurs., Dec. 5 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills. The social hour and a silent auction will be at 11 a.m., with the luncheon at noon. Pat Spears of Calabasas is the Braille Institute Auxiliary’s president. Proceeds from the event […]

Water-wise poster winners announced

Valley unemployment hits 8-year high

Holiday employment should help

Despite a nearly 2 percent growth in jobs last year, unemployment insurance claims have hit an eight-year high in the San Fernando Valley, according to a new study issued recently by Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) researchers. Normal seasonal employment patterns are expected to push unemployment claims lower in the months ahead, a trend that could be reinforced by a […]

CHS performers know ‘witch’ way to act in Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’

Acting, stagecraft
were excellentSpecial to The Acorn

Acting, stagecraft were excellent Special to The Acorn The curtains open to a smoke filled stage, where a dozen girls are dancing wildly and calling out the devil’s name. "The Crucible," presented recently by Calabasas High School (CHS) and directed by Bill Garrett, grabs the audience right from the start. In a story based on the Salem, Mass. witchcraft trials, […]

‘Crazy Ladies’ come to WHS

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