Is your pool really safe?

Is your pool really safe? As summer approaches, the Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency is inaugurating its second-year drowning prevention campaign. The goal is to remind parents and caregivers of various safety tips to prevent drowning. Last year there was a decrease in drownings or near drownings of children in Ventura County between birth and age 4. Here are […]

The family that studies together stays together

The Caprettas have long
ties to
local school

The Caprettas have long ties to local school By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Seven students, one teacher and one nurse later, the Capretta family of Agoura Hills still maintains a connection to Lindero Canyon Middle School. Nine members of the family have been either students or employees at the Agoura Hills middle school since it opened in 1970. One […]


Tribute to Sept. 11 City of Westlake Village will dedicate bronze plaque in remembrance of tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at L.A. County Fire Station No. 144, at corner of Foxfield Drive and Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Ceremony will feature a children’s choir, LACFD Color Guard, remarks from the mayor and a release of doves. […]

Many Easter eggs, activities boiling in Calabasas, Thousand Oaks

Among the special family-oriented Easter activities planned in the Las Virgenes/Conejo area are the following. Calabasas The city of Calabasas Community Services Department invites children ages 2 to 12 to grab a basket and join in on the fun at the Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt on Sat., April 19 at Grape Arbor Park, at the corner of Canwood St. and Parkville […]

Skirball to host free events

Skirball Cultural Center has announced the second season of its free Saturday concert series titled Café Z, set in the courtyard adjacent to Skirball’s Zeidler’s Café at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. The series, which runs through October, presents local musical talent including performances by jazz, African, Eastern European and Caribbean ensembles. New this year is Café Z’s film […]

Calabasas young people say they would welcome a community youth center

Calabasas young people say they would welcome a community youth center By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer While the communities of Westlake Village and Oak Park have apparently turned down Boys and Girls Clubs, the city of Calabasas found at a recent parks planning public workshop that its youth want a teen center where kids can go after school. The […]

Book Cellar seeks donations

The Friends of the Agoura Hills Library are celebrating National Library Week and the first anniversary of "the Book Cellar" with a call for donations. "We expect a lot of visitors during National Library Week [culminating on] Sat., April 12, [when] the Book Cellar will join libraries countywide in a ‘Whale of a Sale’ used book sale. That’s why it […]

Storytime from a VIP

Community honors only liberal deaf rabbi in world

Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe of Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks was recently honored by the Jewish British Deaf community. Rabbi Dubowe is "the only liberal Reform deaf rabbi in the world," according to the temple. She attended a community Shabbat dinner in her honor where she gave a d’var Torah and answered many questions about Judaism. Dubowe was in London […]

Artists awarded

A reception and awards ceremony was held last Sun., April 6 in recognition of the Westlake Village Art Guild’s annual Scholarship Award Show at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. High school seniors attending schools in the Conejo Valley were invited to participate in the scholarship competition, where $3,000 in awards were distributed to the best […]