Bookmark contest winners recognized

Designs were judged on creativity, originality, neatness

In celebration of Children’s Book Week last month, the Agoura Hills Library participated in a countywide bookmark contest sponsored annually by the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Children in grades K-8 are invited to create and draw a design about books or reading. This year’s contest them was "Fuel Your Mind!" The designs were judged on creativity, originality and […]

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella What do you think about our country possibly going to war?


THURS., DEC. 12 Glittering Auction Conejo Gem & Mineral Club presents annual silent auction of gem and lapidary materials at 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 498-4220 Joyful Noise at OPHS Combined ensembles of Oak Park High School Band and Choir present music celebrating human spirit plus holiday music at 7:30 p.m. in gym, […]

Pets may be sensitive to cold temperatures

Keeping pets happy, healthy and warm during colder weather may be easier with some expert tips. "There are a variety of dangers associated with cold weather and pets," said Dr. Kathleen Neuhoff, American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) president. "Pet owners can take a few simple steps to ensure that their pet braves the cold winter months." AAHA offers the following […]

CLU to host Christmas cello music on Sunday

A concert of Christmas cello music will be presented at 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 15 in Overton Hall on the California Lutheran University campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Cello students from the CLU Conservatory will perform a variety of holiday carols including "I Saw Three Ships" and "Jingle Bells." The ensemble will also perform special Hanukkah pieces as […]

Coffeehouse catapults caffeine into computer age

Coffeehouse catapults caffeine into computer age ‘People spend so much time alone in front of a computer now. They talk to their computer. They don’t even need their mouths anymore, all they need are their fingers.’ — Trevis Rucci By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Combine Bill Gates, founder and CEO of Microsoft, and Howard Schultz, the mind behind Starbucks, […]

A Children’s

StorySpecial to The Acorn
Silver Trails

Christmas Story Special to The Acorn Silver Trails "Mom!" Trevor called with alarm. "There’s something in the bathroom!" In the kitchen preparing Christmas cookies Mom stopped and scratched an itch on her nose, leaving a dab of sprinkle-flecked dough. Then she grabbed the plunger and joined Trevor in the bathroom. Taped to the fridge door, Trevor’s Christmas wish list fluttered […]

Stolen loot to be displayed tonight at Lost Hills

Stolen loot to be displayed tonight at Lost Hills Detectives from Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station recently completed a three-month investigation with the arrest of two suspects believed to be responsible for up to 100 vehicle robberies in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, Westlake Village and in the Ventura County cities of Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley. The crimes occurred between July […]

Sheriff’s blotter

Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills The loss was $2,500 after leather bags and haircutting scissors were stolen from a restroom at a business in the 28200 block of Agoura Road the afternoon of Dec. 2. The window of a business was targeted with a rock, and computer equipment and coins were stolen on Nov. 30 or Dec. 1 in the 29500 block of […]

‘Scrooge, The Musical’ is fun holiday fare

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer If you’re looking for a little Christmas treat, the Calabasas Players has gift wrapped for you their holiday production of "Scrooge, The Musical." Good things come in little packages. While the stage is small, the Calabasas Players makes the best of what they have at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center at 27040 Malibu Hills […]