Fall garden show blossoms in T.O.

Fall garden show blossoms in T.O.

National recreation area celebrates 25 years

First of two parts

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer First of two parts The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, established in 1978, hosted a gala 25th anniversary event at its Thousand Oaks headquarters to kick off a year of celebration. More than 500 people attended the catered affair last Friday evening, about twice as many patrons than expected, according to Superintendent Woody […]

Couple honored as ‘Champions of Children’ for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation honored Sheryl and Larry Zide of Oak Park as one of the its "Champions of Children" during an annual fundraising event that took place recently at the Hyatt in Valencia. For the past 15 years, the Zides have spent countless hours volunteering for the CF Foundation, teaming up with […]

Westlake loses in third round of volleyball playoffs

Special to The Acorn

The Westlake High School girls’ volleyball team won’t remember this year as a repeat of 2002, the year they were runnersup in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division II-AA championship. But it’s been an admirable season nevertheless as the first-place Warriors finished 21-5 overall and 10-4 in the Marmonte League, good for first-place. The Warriors beat the host […]

Fire Station 65 will not close when Station 89 opens in Agoura Hills

In your article "New fire station is coming soon," dated Nov. 6, an erroneous statement appeared implying that Fire Station 65 would be relocated north of the 101 Freeway. We are confident this was an innocent mistake but, for the benefit of concerned citizens in the city of Agoura Hills and the surrounding unincorporated areas, we wish to clarify any […]

New speed limit sign a mystery

Keep recycling, more can be done

The paper you’re reading right now may be part of one of the nation’s most outstanding recycling success stories. It may have been recycled and will probably be recycled in the future––and that’s good news for America’s economy and the environment. Since 1987, the amount of paper recovered for recycling has increased 98 percent. For specific product categories such as […]

These tips can help improve child’s reading

To help you start a new chapter in helping your child read better, the Partnership for Reading offers these tips:

•Talk to your children and encourage them to talk. Include vocabulary lessons in everyday activities, explaining to your children what things are called and having them tell you what things are and what words mean. •With younger children (birth to pre-kindergarten), talk and sing. Recite nursery rhymes and other verses with repeated sounds. Practice the alphabet. Use simple words and […]


THURS., NOV. 20 Affecting Democracy Guest speaker and social justice activist Molly Morgan will offer video presentation, "Corponation," illustrating the powerful influence of for-profit corporations on democracy in America and the world, from 6:30-8:45 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Free. (805) 241-8855 Women’s Club Country West Valley Christian Women’s Club hosts "Country A-Faire Luncheon" […]