Residents want Calabasas to return money that went to tennis center

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Money from Calabasas residents was borrowed for the city-owned Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center and other entities between 1996 and 2001, according to the city’s interim finance director Bill Yeomans. The funds were originally earmarked for landscaping projects. Some residents are upset and Calabasas city council members have appointed a team of citizens to […]

Community gardens grow more than fruits and flowers

Can beautiful gardens help to restore community pride, feed the hungry and even reduce crime? A growing number of community gardeners are proving it’s possible. Based on the belief that volunteer gardeners help create healthy communities, the Scotts Company has kicked off its fourth annual Scotts Give Back to Grow Awards. This national awards program recognizes those who take pride […]

Business, education to mix at Chamber breakfast

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host their next T.G.I.F. Breakfast on Fri., Sept. 5 at the Clarion Palm Garden Hotel, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. This collaborative business/education event is presented by the Chamber’s Education Committee, the School-to-Career and ROP counselors and the Conejo Valley and Las Virgenes unified school districts and will focus […]

Pierce to host Los Angeles Jewish Festival

The Los Angeles Jewish Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 7 on the Pierce College campus, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Admission is free; parking is $7. Among the event’s highlights are the following: The Children’s Park area will feature rides, activities and special performances by Robbo, Puppeteer Len Levitt and others. Jewish rock stars […]

Hyundai vehicles: Well worth a second look

Acorn Automotive Editor

A few years ago if you told someone you were considering a Korean built car, people wondered if you also enjoyed root canals. But now things have really changed. Hyundai, which now owns Kia, has a product range that competes with both domestic and import vehicles. Hyundai sold its first car in the U.S., the subcompact Excel, in 1986. Back […]

Local resident will propose a rock-climbing center for Agoura Hills

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A rock-climbing center is being proposed for Agoura Hills near Whizin’s shopping center on Agoura Road. Oak Park resident Todd Ryzow said the center would complement Baseball City next door. The project, called the Rock Garden, will go before the Agoura Hills Planning Commission first and then to the city council. "This is a […]

Zonta works to help battered women, kids

The Zonta Club of Conejo Valley recently met at Sweeney’s Restaurant in The Oaks mall to get an update on its current programs. Gloria Gonzales represented Interface Children Family Services and gave an updated report on the Zonta Houses that have been co-sponsored by Interface and the local Zonta Club. Gonzales presented a proposal to the club for consideration for […]

Keep your young scholars well supplied without bogging them down

Here’s something parents may be pleased to learn: Keeping youngsters well-stocked with school supplies doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Consider these tips: Teach them healthy habits. Remind kids to wash their hands frequently and to keep pencils and pens out of their mouths as they can easily spread germs. Hand sanitizers come in convenient smaller sizes that fit […]

New Chabad Center hosts grand opening

Follow simple steps if you have an accident

With commuting to work, carpooling the kids or just running errands, it’s hard for many people to imagine trying to get everything accomplished without having a car. With more drivers on the road than ever before, however, there’s a greater risk that your car will be damaged in an accident, according to the Insurance Information Institute (III), a nonprofit communications […]

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