Moorpark’s teaching zoo to host a wild event

"Fur, Feathers + Marines & Friends = A Fun Raiser" is a family entertainment event from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 14 at America’s Teaching Zoo on the Moorpark College campus, just off the 118 Freeway in Moorpark. It’s a fundraiser to promote the Marines & Friends Organization’s Special Education Scholarships and the zoo’s Exotic Animal Training and Management […]

If Words Could Talk

My Son

My Son’s a Gas Dear Mom and Dad, Sorry I haven’t written but it’s really been hectic since I was promoted to director of malfeasance marketing. The gasoline business is really all about highs and lows with very few lows and it’s been keeping me pumped up. I know you like the play on words. Can’t lose our cents of […]

Cityhood activist dies at age 70

Cityhood activist dies at age 70 Carole Dynda passed away on Mon., Sept. 1 due to complications resulting from lung cancer. Born in Trenton, N.J. on Sept. 7, 1932, she was a longtime resident of Agoura Hills. She served as chief petitioner for the successful cityhood campaign in 1982. Carole is survived by her husband, former Agoura Hills City Councilman […]

Docent training available

Topanga Canyon Docents are seeking volunteers interested in learning about the natural history of the Santa Monica Mountains, and who in turn would be interested in sharing this knowledge by leading mid-week interpretive walks for schoolchildren and weekend family walks within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. On Sunday afternoons docents also host visitors at the nature center in […]

Keep your kids safe while at school

Many parents breathe a sigh of relief once their children head off to school each day, confident that they will be in a safe environment. But kids can encounter a variety of situations on their way to school, or once they arrive, that can lead to injuries or anxiety. To help school-age children cope, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) […]

AHS graduate wins triathlon in Santa Barbara

J.J. Kaye, who was featured in The Acorn last spring, recently won the 18- and 19-year-old age group at the Santa Barbara Long Course Triathlon. The event on Aug. 23 consisted of a one-mile swim, a 34-mile bike ride and a 10-mile run. Kaye completed the triathlon in three hours, five minutes and 26 seconds. He finished 16th overall among […]

Storytime comes to Agoura Hills library this fall

The Agoura Hills Library will present a fall storytime program from Sept. 8 through Dec. 10 at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. Toddler Time for ages 2 and 3 will be at 11:15 a.m. Mondays; Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 will be at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Each program will feature stories, music and crafts. Pre-registration is […]

On the Trail

Honk If You Love Geese

Honk If You Love Geese I was sitting close to the shore of a local lake, minding my own business, when they arrived. No earplug on earth has yet been invented to muffle the squawks of an irate Canada Goose, whose call various ornithologists describe as "ah-honk, ka-ronk or ka-lunk." A massive bird flung his wings wide in a brisk […]

Transit services expanded

A transit service now offers Calabasans door-to-door taxi-like services anywhere within Los Angeles County—without an expensive fare for qualified recipients. Access Services Incorporated, a Los Angeles County-sponsored group, provides Access Paratransit services to people who are functionally disabled. The rides are provided by a van or sedan which will collect passengers within three quarters of a mile of any public […]

Local man gets married

Dr. Jonathan David Grossman, son of Susan and Mark Grossman, 20-year residents of Agoura Hills, was married to Marisa Dawn Lemmon, daughter of Erika and Dale Lemmon of Laguna Beach, on Sun., June 22 at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Rabbi Shimon Paskow officiated. The groom, a graduate of Agoura High School and UCSD, graduated from St. George’s University School […]

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