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.


FRI., JAN. 3 Musical Reunion "Reunion"is a trio of outstanding folk and contemporary musicians who’ll perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5801 Kanan Road (at Lindero Canyon Road), Westlake Village. Proceeds benefit church’s Youth Center. For families and youth of all ages. (818) 991-3915 SAT., JAN. 4 Let’s Dance It Up! Thousand Oaks Fifty Plus […]

Traffic is bad enough without another school

Traffic is bad enough without another school This letter is in response to the letters of support in the Dec. 19 Acorn for building Heschel West on the current proposed site. Mr. and Mrs. Vandor, I have no doubt that Heschel West Day School is a quality institution and greatly contributes to not only the lives of its students, but […]

Construction starts soon for the first apartments in years for Agoura Hills

Construction starts soon for the first apartments in years for Agoura Hills By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Construction has begun at the new $80 million Oak Creek development in Agoura Hills, officials announced last week. Built by the J.H. Snyder Company of Los Angeles, the mixed-use project combines 336 residential units with an office building, restaurants and extended stay […]

Adult school fosters learning

Conejo Valley Adult School’s (CVAS) spring brochure will be mailed to 130,000 households the first week of January. Area residents may choose from hundreds of courses to suit any need or interest at an accredited school and a convenient location. CVAS offers a Microsoft Authorized Academic Program and is a Cisco Local Academy. The adult school also offers software applications […]

Teachers face occupational hazard with stress on their voices

It’s a lesson worth learning: Teachers who try to do the best possible job for their students need to take care and preserve what may be their most valuable teaching asset––their voice. Teachers are among those professionals who make great demands on their voices; they talk all day long in the classroom and have to project loud enough so that […]

The school deserves a warmer welcome

The school deserves a warmer welcome I am writing in support of the Heschel Day School proposed project. I am an A.J. Heschel Day School Northridge graduate from the class of 1980. There we learned to respect the rights of others and how to compromise. We have applied these tenants [sic] to our current proposal and will be great neighbors! […]