Donations needed

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Carpinteria is desperately seeking donations. Proceeds fund this center, which houses 100 men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. The center will accept vehicles, household items and clothing. For convenient pick-up, please call (800) 95-TRUCK.

Principals’ hotline to answer questions

Parents may have their questions on children and education answered by calling the National Principals’ Hotline this month. Parents, grandparents or anyone with a question to ask about schools, children and education may speak directly (but anonymously) with a school principal or school psychologist from Sun., April 13 to Tues., April 15, when the National Association of Elementary School Principals […]

Local youth are called to Torah in Bar Mitzvahs

The following youth have been called to the Torah: Max Daren Mondrus, the son of JoAnn Mondrus of Agoura Hills and Jack Mondrus of Agoura Hills, was called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah of the Center for Early Jewish Education (CEJE) on Jan. 11. His father presented him with a tallit, the traditional Jewish prayer shawl. Max has […]

Oak tree laws go too far

Oak tree laws go too far I couldn’t agree more with The Acorn regarding the oak tree issue. I wish more people would speak out against the tyranny of political correctness, the McCarthyism of the left. I too love nature, and I am all for protecting precious resources, but there is a happy medium. I resent the government telling private […]

Cop says precautions can reduce vulnerability to identity theft

Cop says precautions can reduce vulnerability to identity theft By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer Sometimes a little paranoia can be good, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Senior Dep. Larry Logan. He was addressing the topic of identity theft, a growing problem in this high tech world. Logan spoke during a recent meeting of the Conejo Valley Guild of […]

Band contest demos needed

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the city of Westlake Village are currently accepting applications for the sixth annual "Agourapalooza: Teen Battle of the Bands." The cities are searching for teen bands to perform on Sun., May 18 in Casa Rea Restaurant in Agoura Hills. Demos are required and bands must apply in person. The deadline […]

Agoura Hills resident is top legal eagle

Jaclyn Dyan Grossman of Agoura Hills, currently in her second year at USC Law School, recently took runner-up honors in the Hale Moot Court Honors Program. She had advanced from the original qualifying competition of 200 first year law students to being selected as one of 40 students to participate in this honors program, then was chosen as among four […]

‘A Different Drummer’ to be Sunday’s message

"A Different Drummer" will be the message delivered by the Rev. Irma Oestmann at 10 a.m. Sun., April 13 at Unity Center Church, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 109, Thousand Oaks. Special music will be performed by Zach Spencer and John Clement. Children’s church is at 10:10 a.m. and childcare is provided. A Spiritual Communion service will be presented […]

Both sides minded their manners on Heschel West

Professionally covered by The Acorn, Heschel West recently had its first public hearing on an application to build a permanent campus on its land off of Chesebro Road. The hearing was well attended by both proponents and opponents and, by all accounts, was a great success for the community. It is a blessing to live in a place where all […]

U.S. must remain steadfast regarding N. Korea, says former S. Korean defense minister

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Western opposition to North Korea’s nuclear buildup will remain strong, but only if the United States and South Korea can keep their own fences mended, a former high-ranking South Korean military official told members of the Ventura County World Affairs Council last week. Kim Dong-Shin, a four-star general and former defense minister to the […]

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