‘All I want for Christmas’

Dedicated women raise funds for abused kids

Special to The Acorn

Boughs of holly and dozens of majestic evergreens brimming with festive Christmas ornaments were decorating the Sherwood Country Club’s handsome halls. Elegant boutiques and Santa’s Kitchen overflowed with delectable delights and other goodies, waiting on a recent Sunday for several hundred fashionable guests of the Buena Ventura Chapter of Childhelp USA’s annual fundraiser, its Festival of Trees. The chapter’s dedicated […]

Tree of Life a way of remembering loved ones

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer People gathered on both floors at one end of the Oaks Mall for Hospice of the Conejo’s "Tree of Life" ceremony last week. The Tree of Life is an opportunity to honor loved ones, and serves as Hospice’s major fundraiser for the year. All funds help provide Hospice’s services at no cost to recipients. […]

Jobs top list of Website’s

New Year

A business Website, myGoals.com, recently announced its annual predictions describing what types of resolutions people are expected to make during the coming New Year’s season. myGoals.com, a Website for setting and reaching personal and professional goals, bases its predictions on the current year’s third quarter goal-setting activity. According to company data, people’s resolutions are expected to break down in the […]

Here’s advice for kids taking meds at school

It’s a healthy idea: if your child needs to take medication during the school day, as many millions do, it’s important for parents to team up with their pediatrician, pharmacist and school nurse to ensure the medicine is taken properly, medical experts agree. Spending on prescription drugs for infants, children, adolescents and young adults has increased by 85 percent during […]

New exhibit explores lives of Jews in Dixie

Award-winning photographer Bill Aron, chronicler of Jewish communities around the world, and writer Vicki Reikes Fox, a native of Mississippi, have dedicated the past 14 years to capturing the convergence of two distinct but surprisingly interwoven communities—one Southern, one Jewish. The result of their creative collaboration is "Shalom Y’all: Images of Jewish Life in the American South." Organized by the […]

Mercury Marauder

The nearest thing to driving a police carAcorn Automotive Editor

The nearest thing to driving a police car Acorn Automotive Editor Watching a police chase on TV is fascinating. It holds the attention of millions of viewers—watching a car, truck or van being followed by a swarm of black and whites. I tend to focus on the squad cars, and I bet many of us have wanted to drive a […]

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