Special Westlake boy helps others

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Others have helped him all his life. This year, Matthew Simon returned the favor. Matthew is a 14-year-old student from Westlake Village who has severe learning disabilities, but the day-to-day challenges in this boy’s life didn’t stop him from traveling hundreds of miles recently to donate gifts to the Navajo Indians. It’s the second […]

Car info available

The Thousand Oaks Library will present a special program for anyone who wants to buy, sell, maintain, ride in or appreciates cars from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 9 in the community room at the library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. This free demonstration will illustrate the variety of library resources available that may be used to locate […]

Variety of study groups available free of charge

The Conejo Jewish Academy (CJA) will offer a wide variety of ongoing study groups to the community at large. These are open to the public with no fee or registration required. Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski will lead a study of the Torah (Bible) verse by verse at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 8 at CJA, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. […]

Calabasas offers child development classes, more

Calabasas offers child development classes, more The city of Calabasas Community Services Department is offering a "Babysitting Club" training program from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 27 at De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas Hills. Open to youth ages 11 through 15, the class covers many of the basic situations a babysitter might encounter. Participants will […]

Park leaders are needed

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is accepting applications for After School Club leaders to staff recreation programs in the Oak Park/Agoura area. Experience working with elementary school-age children and planning daily activities is desirable. To apply, please call (818) 865-9304.

Poetry to be presented

The Workmen’s Circle will host "Slam Shirim: A Poetry Slam for the Los Angeles Jewish Community," at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 25 at the Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. Future "Slams" will be presented one Saturday night per month. A "Poetry Slam" is a live competition in which poets face-off against each other presenting their original work. […]

So cold it snowed in Oak Park, sort of

WHITE CHRISTMAS––The Myers family enjoys a snowball fight in front of their Oak Park home over the holidays. The family imported the white stuff and invited local kids to come over and play. Alex, 8, and Christopher, 10, joins parents Chris and Susan in the melee. The snow came from a machine, not the sky, but it was still tons […]

Programs offered by RSRPD

Programs offered by RSRPD The Tot Discovery Club morning enrichment program for pre-schoolers is currently accepting applications. It’s offered at Mae Boyar Park, 130 N. Kanan Road (corner of Conifer), Oak Park, and is sponsored by Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District (RSRPD). This program will feature exploration of colors and utilization of children’s senses through games, activities, crafts, stories […]

Put the school somewhere else

Put the school somewhere else Recently one of your letters asked if the residents of Old Agoura would feel differently if the school proposed to be built on its doorstep was Christian. The author apparently didn’t take the time to educate himself or he would have recognized that Old Agoura is over 40 percent Jewish and fully half of the […]

Acorn readers help Hospice

ACORN READERS HELP A WORTHY CAUSE––Lisa Rule, general manager of The Acorn Newspapers, hands Ed Troupe, executive director of Hospice of the Conejo and Jeanette Hutchison, Hospice board president, a check for $1,693. Rule says "thank you" to all the readers for helping support the Thousand Oaks Acorn and this very worthwhile charity.