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Westlake Village, mayor says

State should do business like the city of By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer While many California counties and municipalities are experiencing the harsh consequences of California’s $38 billion deficit, the city of Westlake Village remains strong and seemingly unthreatened, according to Mayor Chris Mann. During a State of the City address and luncheon at the Hyatt in Westlake last […]

Agoura Hills residents participate in holiday luncheon

Marilyn Burmaster, Judith Kehiayan and Marjorie Perumean, all of the Agoura Hills area, are among the Westside Guild for Ararat Home members who will participate in the annual Christmas luncheon at 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 6 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. There will be holiday décor, a silent auction and tables filled with Armenian gourmet delicacies for purchase. Holiday decorations […]

Adult CPR class available

American Red Cross of Ventura County will present "Adult CPR with First Aid" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 22 at the Dos Vientos Community Center, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The course teaches rescuers how to treat cardiac emergencies, breathing emergencies, choking and first aid skills. The cost to participate is $50. Advance registration is required and […]

Checklist helps college students cope with stress

Helping college students cope with the academic and social pressures they often face may be one way to prevent the estimated 1,100 suicides expected to occur on campuses this year. The nonprofit Jed Foundation, named for Jed Satow, a 20-year-old college student who committed suicide in 1998, provides a checklist to help in the college search process: •Are 24-hour mental […]

Conejo Jewish Academy to host free lecture on love

Conejo Jewish Academy invites the community to attend a free lecture at 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 17 at the Chabad Center, 5998 Conifer St., Oak Park, when Rabbi Abba and Chanie Perelmutter of Orange County will lecture on the Jewish usage of a Mikvah (ritualarium) and its role in enhancing marriage. The couple will discuss the mystery that often surrounds […]

Nov. 17 is deadline for ‘Rock the Oaks’ concert

Local bands interested in participating in the "Rock the Oaks" annual teen concert are reminded that the application deadline is 5:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 17. Sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation, the concert offers four local bands a chance to showcase their original music. Each band will perform for 30 minutes at the Civic Arts Plaza’s Countrywide […]

Last call for a new ER

Last call for a new ER Last call for a new ER John Edelston, who’ll take the oath of office soon as the newest member of the Agoura Hills City Council, says he’ll try to get a Critical Access Hospital for the local area. Unlike several local politicians, Edelston will give the idea more than just lip service. He actually […]

Garden club prepares for the season

Tree authentic, thanks to local woman

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer After moving from Japan to Agoura Hills last December, Michael Thompson and his wife, Kayo Matsumoto, never dreamed that they were destined to correct a cultural misconception about Christmas in Japan here in the United States. While visiting last season’s "Christmas Around the World" exhibit at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, the couple […]

Pet messes a doggone chore

As much as we love our household pets, they can create cleaning headaches. Whether it’s muddy paws, fur on the furniture, odors or occasional accidents, we spend quite a bit of time cleaning up after our furry friends. The experts at Merry Maids offer these suggestions for undoing the most common pet damage: •Minimize the Mess. Bathe and brush your […]