Campaign disclosure statements show Soteras has spent $40,000

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer In the race for two seats in the Agoura Hills City Council race, five candidates have raised an unprecedented amount of money, $57,051. The figures were released in financial disclosure statements that must be provided by all candidates to the city clerk’s office. Alex Soteras, president of the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce, […]

Donations sought for knitters

In only four years, the volunteers of Stitches from the Heart have donated more than 120,000 hand-made warmth-giving items to be distributed to needy families of newborns, free of charge, to more than 380 hospitals and charities. Volunteers create knitted and crocheted hats, booties, sweaters, blankets and quilts. The nonprofit organization, based in Los Angeles, is searching for more volunteers […]

Dole’s CEO introduces wellness program to employees

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer The Dole Food Company, the world’s largest producer of fruits and vegetables, believes healthy eating habits begin at home, and in the work place. Last week the Westlake Village-based corporation announced the creation of the Dole Employee Wellness Program in an attempt to change the work place environment from that of a rushed, overpriced […]

Wellness Community needs volunteers for annual Holiday Homes Tour

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura needs volunteers for its 13th annual Holiday Homes Tour to be held the weekend of Dec. 6 and 7. The event is a fundraiser for the organization, which offers free to cancer patients and their families many support groups, special programs, workshops, information and education. The Wellness Community is at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The […]

Incumbent Kuperberg will save open space

As difficult as it is for me to admit, the 101 Corridor will be developed and I’m sure I won’t like any of the proposals. What really frightens me, however, is the destruction of our hills. If you have any doubt as to the importance of Agoura’s open space, take a look at what is happening to the hills in […]

We need Finders

We need Terilyn Finders on the LVUSD Board of Education—much, much more than Terilyn needs to be reelected. Terilyn chooses to serve our community as a board member because she has a vested interest in our schools. Her motivation is personal, not political. As president of the board of education, Terilyn worked for all of our children, including her own […]

OPUSD to offer home-school program

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer When your kids ask, "Why do I have to go to school?" you could answer, "You don’t. I can teach you at home." If you cringe at the idea or fear your child would like home schooling, stop reading. If on the other hand, it’s a possibility in your home, Oak Park Unified School […]

Chamber gives out annual Penland Award

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Robert "Bob" Kahn and J.D. Thornbury were honored posthumously with this year’s Penland Award by the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce at an annual banquet last Saturday. The event, "An Evening to Remember," was presented at The Canyon in Agoura Hills and was co-sponsored by the Wellness Community of the Valley/Ventura. Alex Soteras, […]

Crossing guards honored for dedication to kids’ safety

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer For more than 13 years, Bill Barry has stopped traffic with his big red stop sign to walk students safely across the street to Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park. Barry’s dedication was rewarded last week with a special recognition ceremony at the school. He was named "Crossing Guard of the Year." Whitney Standring-Trueblood, […]

No penalty for losing your shoe

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